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Netanyahu: Faulty Logic for a Dangerous Policy

by Marc Jampole BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S REASONING makes as little sense as his overall strategy. Netanyahu is determined to scuttle the imminent deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Iran’s development of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. (P5+1 refers to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, Russia, China, […]

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The Hardliner Who Ended Otherwise

Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014 by Thomas G. Mitchell and Ralph Seliger AFTER ALMOST EXACTLY EIGHT YEARS IN A COMA, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon finally succumbed on January 11th. Known for bold, even reckless moves both as a career military officer and as a politician, he was reviled by the left as a hawk and […]

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The Tea Party’s Evil Brew

by Marc Jampole A group of rich industrialists are not happy with the direction in which the country is going, so they give money to support and develop a radical party to push their agenda for smaller government and lower taxes and regulation. But the fringe party they support gets into a position to subvert […]

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And the land we belong to is grand!

by Nicholas Jahr Over in the right sidebar is our tag cloud, and “anti-Semitism” looms large. Sometimes I find this frustrating; I’d like what we’re for to be at least as prominent as what we’re against. And then something like this comes along and I just can’t resist: I knew what was coming when I […]

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OpEdge: Racism and the Election

by Marc Jampole As it turns out, when you put the voters leaning one way or another in the respective columns of President Obama and Mitt Romney (I am reluctant to call him governor, sine he has repudiated everything he did as governor of Massachusetts), there are only 3-5 percent of likely voters who are […]

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The Rightwing World Resurrects Saul Alinsky

Rules for Radicals — and Conservatives by Peter Dreier IN THE 1960S AND ’70S, Saul Alinsky, often considered the founder of community organizing, was a popular figure among liberal activists, based primarily on his how-to manuals, Reveille for Radicals and Rules for Radicals, and his reputation as a tough-talking, street-smart agitator who helped poor and […]

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O My America: The 2012 Republican Party Platform

This is the worldview that takes over the U.S. government if Romney takes the White House. Read it and weep. (Our thanks to Milt Kant of the Jewish Currents editorial board for bringing it to our attention.)   2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS   Report of Platform Committee and Rules Committee   2012 STATE REPUBLICAN […]

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