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  • Who’s the better Mormon, Mitt or Harry?

    By Mark Paredes

    August 14, 2012 | 1:06 am

    Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will allow voters to compare and contrast Catholics on both sides of the political spectrum as the election approaches. Both Ryan and Vice-President Joe Biden are Catholics, though they hold very different views on many...

  • Romney to get little poll help from Israel visit

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Mitt Romney traveled to Israel Saturday to improve his chances with American voters interested in US-Israel relations. In particular, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate is trying to shore up his support among Jewish voters.

    But he shouldn’t expect to much of a bump at...

  • Why no US President Will Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 30, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    There is a great deal of ferver among the pro-Israel camp in reaction to Mitt’s verbal commitment to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv. However, will Romney as a President move the American Embassy to Israel’s capital Jerusalem?

    Don’t hold your breath.

    A long line of...

  • Mitt, the Wailing Wall, and LDS support for Israel

    By Mark Paredes

    July 29, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    As I viewed the picture of Mitt Romney standing at the Wailing Wall during his current trip to Israel, I clearly remembered my first time at the wall. It was one of the spiritual highlights of my life. Like many Mormons who have traveled to the country, I feel like Israel is my...

  • Anglo-Saxon?  And By That You Mean…

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    July 26, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    So, I used to work as a flak in politics, and here’s something I learned.  If a candidate wanted to get a controversial opinion out there—say a racially marked dig at an opponent—here is how they might do it: get an unpaid advisor to make the remark for print but not...

  • Why Privileged White Girls Need Real Jobs

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    May 4, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Ann Romney raised five boys.  I’m sure that was hard.  So hard that to be honest, I’d prefer not to find out myself.  But at the same time, it doesn’t give her the same experience as having a job that gives you a paycheck.  There’s nothing wrong with her choice.  I actually happen to...