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Arnold Steinberg

  • The Democrats won for the wrong reasons

    November 6, 2008 | 2:19 am

    The Republicans deserved to lose, but the Democrats did not deserve to win.

    After McCain had the good luck to win the nomination early, he squandered valuable time, failing to use his advantage to define his campaign, or Obama. In contrast, the brilliance of Obama's campaign implied...

  • JFK fans have been there before

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Caroline Kennedy is deeply moved by people who say this: That they felt inspired and hopeful about America when her father was president.

    I was one of them, but younger than most and in awe, early on.

    I told my parents I was going to hear John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the...

  • God, race, and politics

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "I am a proud Christian."
    -- Candidate for President during Jan. 21 debate

    If you guess Mike Huckabee said that, you're wrong.

    It was the South Carolina debate among Democrats: Barack Obama was trying to establish his solid religious credentials in that state, which he went on...

  • Politics of liberal and conservative Jews reverse

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, I spoke to Reform rabbinical students in their class on "Jewish Political Tradition." Which is, exactly, what?

    My expertise, I told them, is politics, not theology. Here was my dilemma: to talk reality or defer to the orthodoxy of Reform Jews, which is to say, political...

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  • GOP pro-Israel campaign is the real deal—why the hysteria?

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sure, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has an agenda.
     The RJC wants Jews to become Republicans. So, the RJC buys ads in Jewish newspapers.
     
    Why the unbridled hysteria? Were the ads pornographic?
     
    For some liberals, free speech is selective. For them, (Jewish) community...
  • What’s So Bad About Torture?

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Suppose your child were kidnapped.

    She is buried alive with a limited air supply. Police arrest one of the kidnappers. Indeed, he was on a store videotape luring the child and then abducting her. Witnesses saw him put the child in a car. His handwriting is on the ransom note. He...

  • Jewish Vote Polls Miss Big Picture

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A new poll claims 75 percent of Jews favor John Kerry.

    Anna Greenberg said her findings prove President Bush has made "literally no progress" among Jewish voters.

    "Something smells here," responded Matt Brooks.

    Democrat Greenberg's poll was funded by the pro-Kerry National Jewish...

  • Give Bush a Chance

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "Once again, sons and daughters of slavery and Holocaust survivors are bound together with a shared agenda, bound by their hopes and their fears about national public policy."
    -- Jesse Jackson at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, November 12

    "Now, we blacks and Jews find...