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  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • Bristol Palin, Rielle Hunter & Anderson Cooper

    By Ilana Angel

    July 5, 2012 | 9:03 pm

    I am amazed that these three people have all made the news recently. Bristol Palin’s reality show started airing, Rielle Hunter’s memoir of her life as a home wrecking whore was published, and Anderson Cooper made headlines for coming out.  Really?  Bristol is not worthy of a...

  • Game Change: A Tabloid Movie

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    I finally got around to watching the HBO film “Game Change” and it was interesting.  By interesting of course I mean if you are into tabloid television, it is really interesting.  I happen to love me a little tabloid folic so it was good fun.  That said, it was fluff and I...

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his...

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  • NEWS FLASH: Everyone Loves Jewish People!

    By Ilana Angel

    November 17, 2011 | 9:20 am

    I have written a lot of stories for JewishJournal.com. It’s been two and a half years of five to ten blogs a week, not including the stories I’ve written for the weekly Jewish Journal publication.  That is a lot of material and when I go back and look through it all, I am both...

  • Michele Bachmann Is Setting Women Back

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 26, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    There are a lot of unfortunate sentiments that have come from the Republican Party of late – Santorum’s rebuke of a gay soldier, Perry’s love affair with the death penalty, Romney’s cowardice on healthcare.  But none will have the lasting impact that Congressman Michele...

  • Am I One Cup of Tea Away from Voting for Sarah Palin?

    By Ilana Angel

    September 21, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    When I met Sarah Palin in March of last year, I wrote about it, and was immediately admired by some, and shunned by others.  Members of the Republican Party praised me for being kind, and some of my liberal friends told me I was talking to the devil and needed to never speak of her...

  • Roseanne Sings Israeli National Anthem—And It’s Good! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    In her television studio in El Segundo, Roseanne Barr is singing the Israeli national anthem — and it’s good.

    “If I asked you to sing ‘Hatikvah,’ would you slug me?” I had hesitantly asked her, remembering her screeching mangling of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before...

  • Jon Stewart calls Fox News host ‘insane’ [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 20, 2011 | 11:51 am

    The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News to discuss “media bias.” Stewart, who recently appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, argued that Fox news viewers are “misinformed” and called host Chris Wallace “insane.”

  • Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally program to feature Sarah Palin, other GOP presidential candidates

    June 15, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally in Israel to feature Sarah Palin and other republican presidential candidates, ynetnews.com reports.

    Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live...

  • The laws according to a Super Model, Gisele Bündchen!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 9, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Have you heard the breaking news?

    Gisele Bündchen, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel and a wife of pretty-boy NFL star Tom Brady has announced that she would like to pass a law mandating Mothers having to Breastfeed their babies for a minimum of six (6) months!  Yes, the skinny...

  • Letters to the Editor: Anti-circucision, Sarah Palin, Bin Laden

    June 7, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    Anti-Circumcision Advocates Draw Ire

    It appears that the male genital mutilation organization (MGMbill.org), Matthew Hess and Jena Troutman (“In Foreskin Fight, Even Terminology Is Being Disputed,” June 3 ) are following in the footsteps of such notorious leaders as Hitler,...

  • Oh Sarah Palin, what nonsense fell out of your mouth now…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 7, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Before I start, I’d just like to acknowledge that apparently, or should I say allegedly Sarah Palin’s knowledge of American history came from her misguided ten-year-old daughter.  That or she was raised by wolves in the forest.  That is the only explanation that I could find to her...

  • Palin sports Star of David during N.Y. visit

    June 2, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Sarah Palin visited New York tourist spots sporting a large Star of David around her neck.

    Palin, who visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Wednesday with her daughter Piper, told NBC New York that she was wearing the Star of David in honor of Jerusalem Day, which marks the...

  • If Bachmann and Palin Weren’t Pretty

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 27, 2011 | 10:34 am

    I wonder how much airtime Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) would get if she didn’t look the way she does. I wonder how much of Sarah Palin’s political appeal arises from her physical appeal.

    I have a feeling that wondering this will get me in hot water, but what the hell.

    I think...

  • Letters to the Editor: President Obama, Muslim Americans, Sarah Palin, Independence Day Festival

    May 24, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Listen to President Obama

    It is ironic that Judea Pearl wrote this article on the eve of perhaps the worst foreign policy speech on Israel and the Middle East in American history (“Words Matter — Obama’s Next Challenge,” May 20). His phrase “Words Matter” tells it all....

  • Palin, Trump may be media darlings, but they don’t excite Jewish Republicans

    May 10, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    Republican Jews to Donald Trump: You’re not hired. That is, not until you at least turn up to an interview with a resume.

    And the same goes for Sarah Palin, another media favorite who keeps flirting with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination but never commits.

    Leading...

  • How Can Levi Johnston Write a Book About the Palin Family When He Can’t Read?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 26, 2011 | 9:33 am

    There is no way to say it nicely, or not sound mean, so I will simply say it.  Levi Johnston is a moron.  There are absolutely no redeeming qualities about this kid and I find it hard to believe he can spell anything other than his name, and he probably gets that wrong sometimes, so...

  • Sarah Palin must be so proud - Bristol is cashing in!

    By Julia Bendis

    April 7, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    While reading the newspaper, I stumbled upon an article talking about Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol.  Apparently, being an unwed teenage Mother in this country really pays off!  Bristol was named an Ambassador of Candie’s Foundation to speak and spread awareness about being a...

  • Meet Sarah Palin’s Israel Tour Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Who is Danny Danon?

    He’s the Israeli Knesset Member who escorted Sarah Palin around Israel on her recent visit.

    Danon, like Palin, is young, right-wing, very approachable and charismatic.  Yes, they make a lovely couple.  Ideologically, he represents a secular, hard line stance...

  • Palin heading to Israel

    March 17, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Sarah Palin, who is believed to be considering a presidential run in 2012, will visit Israel.

    The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 will stop in Israel for two days next week on her way back to the United States from a speech she is giving a...

  • Mike Huckabee and Natalie Portman [UPDATE-AUDIO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    Poor Natalie Portman—who has suffered more than her share of fools this past week—courtesy of Dior’s ex-chief designer John Galliano, and now former Arkansas governor and probable 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee. 

    First there were the alleged anti-Semitic remarks by...

  • Smoking gun

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 19, 2011 | 4:00 pm

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  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 9:27 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • Palin defends 'blood libel' accusation

    January 18, 2011 | 9:18 am

    In her first interview since the Arizona shooting, Sarah Palin defended her use of the term “blood libel” and said she understands its meaning.

    “Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands, and in this case that’s exactly what was going on,”...

  • Blame real inciters, not Palin and Tea Parties

    January 13, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Extreme rhetoric can inspire extreme behavior, even violence. But there isn’t a shred of evidence that anything that anyone on the political right—or left—said or wrote inspired Jared Lee Loughner to launch his deadly rampage in Arizona.

    Within hours of the shooting, before the...

  • Palin’s ‘blood libel’ remark overwhelms message

    January 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    It was a well-crafted message preaching unity—and mined with a “blood libel” that blew it all apart.

    Sarah Palin’s video message Wednesday, her first substantial commentary since Saturday’s shooting in Tucson that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and...

  • It’s time to reject rhetorical violence

    January 12, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabriella Giffords. Neither did Glenn Beck. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or even Giffords’ opponent in the 2010 campaign, Jesse Kelly.

    Giffords was shot by a mentally unstable terrorist, who after attempting to assassinate Giffords, kept shooting into the crowd...

  • Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term [VIDEO]

    January 12, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Rabbi Marvin Hier calls Palin “Over the top.” Read why here.

    Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona shooting has raised the ire of the Jewish community.

    In a video statement released Wednesday, Palin said that “Acts of monstrous...

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