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  • Marty Kaplan: Pessimism is the last taboo

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 27, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It gets worse. 

    If you pay attention to the news, the prospects for the future look grim.  The new normal of high unemployment and stagnant wages will likely not turn out to be just a phase.  The next generations may indeed do worse than the ones before them.  Thanks to the...

  • Let’s recognize those who ‘helped’ AIPAC

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    The crowds at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington this week were as enthusiastic as ever, as the presidential contenders, the secretary of state, the Israeli prime minister and a whole slew of pols, pundits and assorted pontificators paraded...
  • The mysterious John McCain

    By Pol Observer

    February 22, 2008 | 3:53 pm


    I’ve often found myself wondering why John McCain has over the years seemed more popular in the Democratic leadership world and in the media than in the Republican leadership community.

    The NY Times story about influence peddling and McCain may help explain at least one piece of...

  • Genocide survivors turn into lobbyists for Darfur

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Wiesel and George Clooney have spoken out about it. Protesters have rallied against it. Even an online game seeks to draw attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan's Darfur.
     
    Now, a local group is taking a different approach to turning the world's eyes toward the Sudanese...
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  • An Open Letter to Harvard’s Stephen Walt

    By Jack Weiss

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At an Aug. 28 Washington forum hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Stephen Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy Center and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago expanded on their paper "The Israel Lobby," first published as a faculty working research paper...
  • When It’s Federal Aid, Pork Isn’t Treif

    By Matthew E. Berger

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to politics, even the Jews want pork. American Jewish communities and some national organizations have become well versed in getting their share of millions of dollars available for social service programs, medical research or other community essentials.

    A search of...

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