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  • Polarizing Politics is More Fun Than Watching Miley Cyrus

    By Ilana Angel

    August 29, 2013 | 10:00 pm

    I am sick of all the attention Miley Cyrus is getting for acting like a moron. Her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards was embarrassing, ridiculous, offensive, degrading, and simply not entertaining.  The poor girl is a mess and watching her self-destruct is sad. The fact is...

  • Wendy Davis & Rick Perry = Good vs. Evil

    By Ilana Angel

    June 27, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    I love Wendy Davis.  Truly love her on levels that are deep, even though I only learned who she was recently.  She is an amazing woman and I admire her.  I do not like Rick Perry.  I dislike him on levels that are deep, even though I know I am wasting my energy.  Wendy Davis is...

  • POINT: Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel

    September 19, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    [Read the counter-point here]

    “President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus.” That’s what Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, said in the high-profile speech accepting his party’s nomination on Aug. 30, repeating a slang phrase for sacrificing a friend...

  • Perry set to drop out of presidential race

    January 19, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Rick Perry reportedly is dropping his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee.

    CNN and The New York Times reported Thursday that the Texas governor will announce later in the day his decision to bow out; a news conference reportedly is scheduled in South Carolina.

    Perry,...

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  • Unfaithful husbands can still be faithful leaders

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 13, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Can a man who cheats on his wife be trusted with public business?

    In the recent Iowa Republican debate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas attacked Newt Gingrich’s admitted infidelities. “If you will cheat on your wife, if you will cheat on your spouse, then why wouldn’t you cheat on your...

  • Rabbi ‘not ashamed’ to take on Rick Perry

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 8, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    This past Tuesday, Rick Perry released a controversial new campaign video, apparently reaching out to Conservative Christian voters.  Since its release, several video spoofs have been popping up around youtube.  Here’s one by a Rabbi.

    Watch the original video here.

    This man is not ashamed to admit he’s an atheist.

  • Republicans’ ‘Starting from zero’ aid proposal startles pro-Israel community

    November 15, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    “Starting from zero,” the foreign assistance plan touted by leading Republican candidates at a debate, is getting low marks, and not just from Democrats and the foreign policy community. Pro-Israel activists and fellow Republicans also have concerns.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

  • Gene Simmons to save the day

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 14, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, aka Chaim Weitz, lectures at the London Business School on how to save the British economy and build a billion-dollar brand.  Sure, because our top economists and brilliant minds around the world obviously are missing the answer, so lets invite the...

  • Opinion: Keeping up with the Kandidates

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 14, 2011 | 10:08 am

    “Are you not entertained?”

    That was Jon Stewart’s response to Rick Perry’s brain freeze.  He said it twice, maniacally.  “Are you not entertained?”  Stewart’s right about what’s happening.  America is on track for the most amusing apocalypse ever.  Things may be going to...

  • Perry: I would back Israeli strike on Iran

    November 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry said he would back an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facitilies.

    Perry said Thursday that, as president, he would support an attack if there were proof Tehran was moving closer to a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

    “Obviously, we are going...

  • Opinion: Obama-Romney 2012

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 17, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Forget the fantasy of Hillary Clinton taking Joe Biden’s place on the 2012 ballot.  Not only because it is not going to happen.  The theory that having Hillary on the ticket would galvanize the base and that coveted independent voters, especially women, would break toward...

  • Romney’s Jewish backers enjoying front-runner status, even as challenges continue from his right

    October 11, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Mitt Romney is the whack-a-mole front-runner: He consistently leads the Republican pack, but only by beating back one conservative challenger after another.

    First it was Michele Bachmann, then Rick Perry, and now a surging Herman Cain.

    His contradictory status—as a front-runner...

  • Letters to the Editor: UN-Vote, Bimah, Los Angeles Jewish Home, Rick Perry

    September 28, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    The UN-Vote

    When my husband slapped the paper down on the table and said, “Cancel our subscription, I cannot read the rest of Rob Eshman’s editorial” (“UN-Vote,” Sept. 16), I picked up the paper expecting to see a refutation of President Obama labeled as “that well-known...

  • Israel top foreign policy issue at GOP debate

    September 23, 2011 | 1:54 am

    Israel was the foreign policy topic most often raised by viewers ahead of a Republican presidential debate.

    Fox News Channel launched the foreign policy round of the debate on Thursday night by noting that Israel was by far the biggest word in its foreign policy “word cloud” culled...

  • Perry criticizes Obama for ‘dangerous’ Mideast policy

    September 20, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of not standing behind Israel as the Texas governor sought to draw Jewish voter support in his bid to win the 2012 Republican U.S. presidential nomination.

    Perry, an evangelical Christian who leads the opinion polls among...

  • With Perry surging and Romney slipping, GOP Jews grapple with a changed field

    August 30, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s surge to the front of the GOP presidential pack has Jewish Republicans reckoning with a field that suddenly looks much different than it did just a few weeks ago.

    According to the latest Gallup poll, 29 percent of likely Republican voters favor Perry, with...

  • Gene Simmons jumps on the Rick Perry bandwagon

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 17, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    Who knew a makeup-clad rock star could predict political outcomes?

    Apparently Gene Simmons, a.k.a Chaim Witz, possesses magical predictive powers. The KISS frontman is promulgating his prediction for the 2012 presidential race by proclaiming Texas Governor Rick Perry will get his...

  • Newest entrant into GOP field, Rick Perry, is longtime friend of Israel—and Jesus

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 15, 2011 | 11:50 am

    To some conservative Jews, Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make an excellent presidential candidate. He’s been to Israel more than any other candidate in the field and has said he loves it. And Perry creates jobs.

    But other Jewish conservatives seeking the anti-Obama candidate look at...

  • Quit Christian prayer rally, religious leaders urge Texas governor

    August 4, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Sixteen rabbis are among the more than 50 Houston religious leaders who signed a letter asking Texas Gov. Rick Perry to reconsider participating in a Christian prayer rally.

    Rick Perry, a potential Republican presidential candidate, plans to host “The Response” on Aug. 6 at...

  • Texas governor signs mezuzah law

    June 21, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a law that would require homeowner associations to permit religious displays on residents’ doors, including mezuzot.

    Perry signed the bill at the end of the Texas legislative session on June 17; it reportedly had been unclear whether he would sign...

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