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  • Over-confidence and neglect fuel Republican Cantor’s stunning fall

    June 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party.

    Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and...

  • House Republican No. 2 Cantor to step down after election shock

    June 11, 2014 | 3:56 pm

    A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit...

  • Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

    June 11, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

    Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority...

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival

    June 10, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory.

    Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of...

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  • Letters to the editor: Drones, Tea Party lunches and the right to bear arms

    November 13, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    Drone Issue Complicated Yet Simple: It’s About Ethics and Morality

    Thank you for the great article “The Torah of Drones” (Nov. 8). It’s extremely important and well written.

    My only concern is that the question regarding the morality of deciding who shall live and who shall die...

  • My lunch with a Los Angeles Tea Partier

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    Of the 3,977 angry e-mails I received last week, one stood out.

    “I am a Jew, a member of Temple Emanuel in Los Angeles, and the founder of the largest local, grass-roots Tea Party group in Los Angeles called the Hancock Park Patriots,” Mark Sonnenklar wrote.

    “I, and many of my...

  • Letters to the Editor: Greenberg cartoons, two-state solutions and changing demographics

    October 16, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

    As an avid reader of the Journal for the last 15 years, I found the “Tea-hadist” cartoon to be completely in bad taste and shameful for a Jewish publication to print on many levels (Greenberg’s View, Oct. 11). I urge the Journal to issue a sincere...

  • Ted Cruz, as in lose

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    September 24, 2013 | 9:56 am

    What's playing out in Washington this week is a classic example of that old political shibboleth, "that may be what I said but that's not what I meant." Republicans are piously assuring us they have no desire to shut down the government only to go marching off toward the cliff. ...

  • Jewish groups set to back Obama on Syria

    September 3, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Jewish groups backing President Obama’s call to strike Syria are citing moral outrage and U.S. national security as primary considerations — but concern for Israel, however muted, also looms large in their thinking.

    A lingering sensitivity over misrepresentations of the role of...

  • Is Obama George W. — or even Nixon? The secrecy factor

    May 14, 2013 | 10:05 am

    The Obama administration has in recent weeks suffered a 1-2-3 scandal outbreak:

    – The Benghazi tragedy-as-fiasco gained legs when internal emails emerged suggesting a massaged timeline of who knew what, when;

    – The IRS owned up to focusing on conservative groups in delaying...

  • A gridlock bypass in Congress?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 27, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    A remarkable thing happened in Washington, D.C., last week. National leaders of business and labor hammered out an outline on immigration reform. This might not only give a major boost to a new immigration policy; it might also show a path around the gridlock that has driven the...

  • Opinion: The Post-Kumbaya President

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 21, 2013 | 8:42 pm

    I wonder where Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan are having dinner tonight.

    Four years ago, while Democrats danced at inaugural balls, Reps. Cantor and Ryan dined at The Caucus Room, a Capitol Hill steakhouse, along with other top Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and Sens. Jim...

  • Tea Party: Will 2013 be payback time?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    August 29, 2012 | 5:20 pm

    Chances for the partisan gridlock in Washington to get even worse next year increased last week with the victory in Texas of the Tea Party-backed candidate for the Republican Senate nomination.

    Ted Cruz, heavily favored in November to win the seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey...

  • Paul Ryan’s courage

    By David Suissa

    August 15, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    “Have any of you all met Paul Ryan? I’m telling you this guy is amazing. He is honest; he is straightforward; he is sincere; and the budget he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, honest, serious budget.”

    These words are not from a Tea...

  • Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dies at 43

    By JewishJournal

    March 1, 2012 | 8:13 am

    Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has died at 43.  According to a statement on his Web sites, BigJournalism.com and BigGovernment.com, Breitbart is said to have died “unexpectedly from natural causes.”

    Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: How did this happen to America?

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 6, 2011 | 10:06 am

    It was while I was explaining to an Australian student that Rupert Murdoch was the reason America had gone batty that I realized how inadequate my answer to his question was.

    “How did this happen to America?”  I was in Australia just after the debt-ceiling debacle, and by...

  • No Israel question during GOP presidential debate

    June 14, 2011 | 7:35 am

    Israel was nowhere to be found as a topic during the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

    Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Ron Paul discussed the economy, health care, social issues and other topics...

  • Rabbis urge Fox to sanction Beck for Nazi comments

    January 27, 2011 | 9:08 am

    A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for “his completely unacceptable attacks” on Holocaust survivor George Soros.

    In an ad that was scheduled to run in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal and in a letter to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch,...

  • Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party

    December 21, 2010 | 10:43 am

    In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.

    Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by evangelical Christians to unseat the powerful Jewish speaker of the Texas House of Representatives...

  • Utah’s Lee tours Israel

    December 20, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    Mike Lee, Utah’s senator-elect and among the most prominent of Tea Party conservatives, met in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Lee, who ousted moderate Republicans in primaries in the recent election, toured Israel last week under the auspices of the American Israel...

  • Glenn Beck reneges on promise to rabbis

    November 11, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    Yesterday, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened yesterday scares me.

    On Tuesday night, many in our community were gathered together, in Brooklyn, in Dayton, in...

  • Waiting for Sanityman: Can Jon Stewart save America?

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 13, 2010 | 10:41 am

    The fate of our country won’t be decided by a politician.  It will be determined by a comedian.

    Not long before Jon Stewart announced his Rally to Restore Sanity, he told a New York magazine writer why he and his crew on “The Daily Show” would never do something like that. “We’re...

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