Jewish Journal

Juan Williams’ Honesty

By  David A. Lehrer

October 25, 2010 | 12:44 pm

Last week’s brouhaha over the firing of National Public Radio and Fox commentator Juan Williams has been a long-time coming. The reluctance of too many to accept honest talk about race... read on

  • Tom Friedman and Calling It Like It Is

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 20, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    Pulitzer Prizes

    are hard to earn. Anyone who receives one is forever described as “Pulitzer Prize winner….” It’s a distinct and, almost always, well-deserved honor.  It’s special to receive one, rare to receive two, and almost unheard of to receive three. Tom Friedman of... read on

  • The Supreme Court is Supreme

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 7, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    The news over the past few days offered distressing images of the harassment that the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was subjected to when they buried the young soldier in 2006. As most Americans know by now, the Phelps family of Topeka, Kansas and members of their... read on

  • The Mainstream Gets Used

    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 5, 2010 | 3:31 pm

    Tens of thousands of people gathered this past weekend in Washington, D.C. under the banner of One Nation Working Together

    with the avowed aim of “building a more united America—-with jobs, justice and education for all.”  A benign goal with which very few could disagree.

    The... read on