Elijah at the White House, 2018

Another Short Play by Joel Schechter Characters: Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump, Jared Kushner, Secret Service agents, Children 1, 2, 3, Stormy Daniels and other guests. Setting: A Passover dinner table in the White House. We hear the Trump family singing a song about Elijah.

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O My America: Be Careful What You Wish For

by Lawrence Bush SO LET’S SAY the CIA presses the issue and Russia’s tampering with the American election proves irrefutably true and Donald Trump is revealed to have strong business connections with Putin’s Russia and so the Republicans impeach him. Would you rather have Mike Pence — a proven rightwing ideologue with nothing but Republican […]

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June 18: Truman’s Pal

Edward Jacobson, a close friend and business partner to Harry S. Truman who convinced him during his presidency to meet with Chaim Weizmann and to grant American recognition to Israel as soon as it declared its independence, was born in New York on this date in 1891. Jacobson’s family moved to Leavenworth, Kansas when Edward […]

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March 26: The Maxwell House Haggadah

The creator of the Maxwell House Passover Haggadah, Joseph Jacobs, a former advertising manager with the Jewish Daily Forward who founded his own advertising firm in 1919, died at 75 on this date in 1967. Jacobs created the Maxwell House Haggadah as a publicity tool for the coffee company in the 1930s. More than 50 […]

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July 16: Nixon’s Tapes

Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield told Senate investigators about President Richard M. Nixon’s secret recordings of conversations in the Oval Office on this date in 1973. Among the President’s many racist and prejudiced comments were these: To Charles Colson: “The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.” To H.R. Haldeman, […]

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August 17: Devil with a Blue Dress

President Bill Clinton admitted in taped grand jury testimony on this date in 1998 that he had an “improper physical relationship” with Monica Lewinsky, 25, a Jewish White House intern. Lewinsky had testified on August 6th for more than eight hours before the grand jury, convened by independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr, about her 18-month dalliance […]

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