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  • The L.A. Times ‘frames’ the Presidential race

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 16, 2008 | 11:08 pm

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    Last Sunday (July 13), the Los Angeles Times ran an article on the 2008 campaign that I feel bound to comment upon. It was in the right hand column, front page, prime location. It was a perfect example of something called framing. The title: "Obama, McCain agree on many...
  • The Family Doctrine: Q & A with author Jeff Sharlet

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 12:03 am

    Jeff Sharlet's latest book, a terrifying read, is light on gore and heavy on religion. In "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper, $25.95)," Sharlet, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and associate research scholar at NYU's Center for...
  • Pacific Palisades Chabad preschool denied lease extension

    By Jane Ulman

    July 8, 2008 | 4:30 pm

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    Public testimony was presented last night's emergency meeting convened by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to consider Chabad of Pacific Palisades' appeal to temporarily extend its preschool lease at Temescal Gateway Park. Credit: Robert Garcia/The City Project


    An eight-to-one...

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  • The next president’s gums

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am

    It's surprising that 40 years passed between the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960, which won the largest viewing audience in television history until then, and the airing of the first season of "Survivor," a monster hit that launched the "reality" boom that's dominated television ever...
  • Chabad finds possible solution to land-use problem in Pacific Palisades

    By Jane Ulman

    June 25, 2008 | 10:28 pm

    Two weeks ago, Rabbi Zushe Cunin, head of Chabad of Pacific Palisades, believed he would be facing a protracted and difficult battle before he might hear the joyous voices of youngsters playing at Chabad's new location for Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center in Pacific Palisades....
  • 2008: The contest for the Jews

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    With Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession on Saturday, the real race begins. In the struggle between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), there will be a fierce competition for Jewish support. Seeing potential weakness in Obama's Jewish flank, McCain will work...
  • Israel: A work in progress

    By Glenn Yago

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    From the birth of the Zionist movement more than a century ago through its 60 years as a Jewish state, Israel has come of age amid a vastly changing world: two world wars, the technological revolution and economic globalization with all its attendant challenges.

    The creation of...

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