Jewish Journal

  • The Virtue of Hate

    by Marty Kaplan

    April 5, 2009 | 3:50 am

    “If he didn’t hear from her at night, he’d go frantic.”  This is Carmen Bachan, speaking through tears about her husband James and her daughter...

  • The Upside of Outrage

    by Marty Kaplan

    March 23, 2009 | 4:02 pm

    A big reason that the Iraq war never ignited nationwide outrage on the scale of Vietnam protests was the absence of conscription.  As long as the...

  • The Stem Cell Slippery Slope Fallacy

    by Marty Kaplan

    March 9, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Of all the arguments against stem cell research, the lamest has to be that “it would put us on a slippery slope.”  But since this case comes from the same...

  • Solidarity For Never

    by Marty Kaplan

    February 23, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    Since conservative orthodoxy has turned out to be voodoo economics after all, now would be an excellent time to unmask its demonization of labor unions as...

  • The Media Are the Message

    by Marty Kaplan

    February 18, 2009 | 2:18 pm

    They lost control of the message.

    That’s now become the universal diagnosis of Team Obama’s mistake during the stimulus bill debate. From the...

  • Patriotic Extortion

    by Marty Kaplan

    February 9, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    Like religious zealots whose tiny parties hold Israeli governing coalitions hostage, three Republican senators have the Democratic Congress by the short...

  • Compassion Fatigue

    by Marty Kaplan

    February 2, 2009 | 6:29 pm

    It’s no contest.  Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s corruption is way more entertaining than Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s.  A mother having...

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