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OpEdge: The Immigration Issue that Rubio Ducked

by Marc Jampole BOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and The New York Times did a solid job of reporting the factual mistakes made by the various Republican candidates for president in the fourth debate. Between the two media outlets, they picked up on the fact that: Ben Carson was wrong when he said that raising the […]

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OpEdge: Carson’s Alternative Reality

by Marc Jampole EVERY DAY we’re learning more about the fantasy world that presidential candidate Ben Carson inhabits. Carson believes in a curious hodgepodge of fantasies, discredited myths, false ideas, and inaccuracies, all of which he seems to have determined a priori, that is, before he considered any evidence outside his own longings or those […]

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The Assassination

The Murder of Rabin, the Murder of Optimism by Sarah Kreimer And I will establish my covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant. And I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land in which thou dost sojourn: all the land […]

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O My America: Bernie and the Christian Right

by Lawrence Bush NOW COMPLETING my semi-annual journey into the South to visit my daughter in South Carolina, I yesterday came upon this article in the Columbia Free Times, under the headline, “Should Christians Support Bernie Sanders?” Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ventured into territory less likely to welcome his liberal message on September 14: […]

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Seeing “Selma” in Tel Aviv

by Hillel Schenker THERE IS SOMETHING profoundly moving about seeing Selma in Tel Aviv. Although the events described in the movie took place in Alabama in 1965, they clearly resonate with the Israeli experience of 2015. The catalyst for the events described in the film was the obstacles placed before black voters by rightwing white […]

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March 13: The Publishing Mogul

Walter Annenberg, who created TV Guide and Seventeen magazine and contributed some $2 billion to universities, art museums, and other cultural institutions during his lifetime, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on this date in 1908. Annenberg’s mob-connected father Moe published the Daily Racing Form and purchased the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1936 before falling into tax […]

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David Koch’s Lonely Picketer

by Marc Jampole The luxury apartment building at 740 Park Avenue in New York’s Upper East Side is so famous that it even has a book dedicated to its history. Now lots of churches and castles have volumes describing their history and residents, but not many apartment buildings achieve this mythic status. When the news […]

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