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...
What San Gabriel’s Padres taught William Mulholland
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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
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November 6, 2008 | 2:19 am
March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pmCaroline 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...
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...
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmRecently, 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...
October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pmSure, 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...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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...
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...
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