Jewish Journal

Cock-and-bull candidates

by Marty Kaplan

5 days ago

The moon, appearing in a dim red colour, is covered by the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse in Warsaw, Poland September 28, 2015. Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Did you make it through Sunday’s lunar eclipse OK?

When the moon turned blood red, I bet you didn’t shake spears at it, or... read full article

  • Whose 5776?

    by Marty Kaplan

    3 weeks ago

    Until I graduated from college, I hadn’t traveled farther than a few hundred miles from home.  Aside from a family visit to Washington, D.C., when I was...

  • The National Academy of Sugar

    by Marty Kaplan

    August 24, 2015 | 9:08 am

    You might think an outfit calling itself an academy would be, you know, academic.  But as Jon Stewart put it, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    by Marty Kaplan

    August 17, 2015 | 10:28 am

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is...

  • Republicans have the best bullies

    by Marty Kaplan

    July 20, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    It’s too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain’s war record on July 18 in Iowa. After all, George W. Bush wasn’t...

  • The quantum theory of presidential politics

    by Marty Kaplan

    July 6, 2015 | 11:12 am

    Future events decide what happens in the past.

    That’s not science fiction. It’s science. Quantum physics, to be precise.

    “Quantum physics is a weird...

  • Jon Stewart is getting serious

    by Marty Kaplan

    June 22, 2015 | 9:32 am

    What will we do without Jon Stewart?

    I hear that a lot.  Of course I hope his writers will be able to make more magic with his successor, Trevor...

  • FCC Chief Tom Wheeler is five-sixths of a superhero

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 3, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    The last best hope to stop Big Money's rout of American democracy is a former trade group lobbyist who’s reluctant to stretch his spandex superhero suit...

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