Jewish Journal

  • The Importance of Being Michael

    by Marty Kaplan

    July 6, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    “Why aren’t you talking about Michael Jackson more?”

    The question, from a caller to Larry Mantle’s KPCC-Pasadena public radio program...

  • Health Care Scare

    by Marty Kaplan

    June 8, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    We’re about to find out whether Americans are as suspicious of the right’s anti-health care reform propaganda as Iraqis are dismissive of America’s...

  • It’s Tough Love Time for Obama

    by Marty Kaplan

    May 18, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    First I worried that Obama was foolhardy to put Goldman Sachs alumni and other Wall Street geniuses in charge of fixing the mess that they’d made in the...

  • The Food Fight Online

    by Marty Kaplan

    May 4, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    If there’s a metaphor for the way that Americans do politics online that’s less apt than “a national conversation,” I can’t think of one, except...

  • Bye Bye Bybee

    by Marty Kaplan

    April 20, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    It will be the playwrights and screenwriters, not the journalists and historians, who will someday get the torture story right. It will be the poets and...

  • 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...

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