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OpEdge: The Quack Interviews the Creep

WHY IS THE MEDIA PROMOTING DONALD TRUMP? by Marc Jampole MARK TWAIN would have changed the names and turned it into a hilarious short story: A charlatan physician interviews a charlatan businessman about his health. For that’s what we’re talking about in the Mehmet Oz interview of Donald Trump. Oz, a medical doctor, has a […]

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Jobs, Politicians, and the Media

“You Cannot Be Serious” “You cannot be serious.”  —Tennis star John McEnroe to an umpire at Wimbledon, 1981 THE WAY POLITICIANS talk about job creation in America should elicit outbursts of disbelief. The way the media fail to cover political promises or boasts should as well. Here’s what our two major candidates in the 2016 […]

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Stat$: The State of America, Income Inequality

by Allan Lichtenstein WITH ABOUT eight weeks before the presidential election, the conversation has changed radically from that heading into the Democratic Party’s convention a few weeks back. Many had hoped that Bernie Sanders “revolution” would pull the Democratic Party to the left, paving the way for a progressive agenda if Hillary Clinton is elected. […]

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Trump’s Second Amendment Call is a Turning Point

by Alan Elsner Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made most American Jewish leaders, both secular and religious, deeply uncomfortable during his campaign for the White House. However, until now, many have stayed publicly silent on his candidacy. Trump’s intemperate talk against Muslims, women, immigrants, bereaved military families and others, as well as his campaign’s use […]

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The Uncivil Servant: Tim Who? Tim Why?

by Mitchell Abidor LIKE SOME HERO out of Greek tragedy, Hillary Clinton seems to be dogged by an evil fate of her own making. Her lack of principle has long been reproached her, her overweening arrogance as well. She and her husband’s sentiment that everything revolves around the Clintons, and that all is permitted them […]

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Make Her Do It

Can Bernie’s Movement Pressure Clinton to Tack Left? An editorial from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents THE STORY GOES that President Franklin Roosevelt, at the conclusion of a 1940 meeting with A. Philip Randolph about overturning racial discrimination in the defense industry, told the black labor leader: “I agree with you. Now go […]

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OpEdge: Is Trump Trying to Dump the Election?

by Marc Jampole LATELY I’ve been wondering if Donald Trump is trying to lose the election. Maybe he started running as a way to burnish his brand, similar to what Ben Carson evidently was doing. What he wanted to do was raise his awareness, especially among the uneducated, so he could continue to place his […]

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June 6: Shmuck

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – NY) held a press conference on this date in 2011 at which he admitted to tweeting photographs of his bulging underwear (which accidentally went out to 45,000 of his Twitter followers) and engaging in “inappropriate conversations” with several women while serving in Congress. The confession, which turned to utter farce […]

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