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OpEdge: Shame on Us, White People

by Marc Jampole SHAME ON US, white people. We just rejected the most presidential, qualified candidate in history to vote for a mentally ill buffoon who spews hate speech and has no impulse control. We voted against someone who has studied every issue and developed a reasoned approach to each so we could vote for […]

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OpEdge: Hillary vs. Trump, Issue by Issue

by Marc Jampole AMERICANS in the 21st century judge their presidential candidates on many parameters: issues, party, character, demeanor (presidentialness, if I may coin a phrase), trustworthiness, and experience. Often how the candidates say what they’ll do is as important as what they say they’ll do. Let’s set aside all other aspects of the voting […]

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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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Is Social Democracy Un-American?

THE NEW DEAL AND THE GREAT SOCIETY IN RETROSPECT by Marc Jampole from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents Discussed in this essay: The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics, by Jefferson Cowie. Princeton University Press, 2016, 438 pages. HISTORIAN JEFFERSON Cowie’s The Great Exception: The New Deal and […]

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OpEdge: Killed by Police and Killing Police

There’s No Relationship, But Both Are a National Tragedy by Marc Jampole THOSE like Rudy Giuliani who believe that the Black Lives Matter movement has led to an increase in violence against police officers have not read the statistics. Killings of American police officers are way down, from 27.88 per 100,000 to 7.16 per 100,000 […]

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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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OpEdge: Obama’s Not So Anti-War Foreign Policy

Obama Continues Mainstream Post-WW II Foreign Policy By Allowing Arms Sales to Vietnam by Marc Jampole PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ISSUED a number of executive orders over the past two years that have overridden the obstructionist Congress to give Americans what they voted for: a left-looking centrist administration. Among other things, he has negotiated an historic […]

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