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A Response to Howard Jacobson

by Rabbi Charles Familant Editor’s Note: Rabbi Familant wrote this note some time ago, but he feels that it is uniquely applicable today. We very much agree. Mr. Jacobson, I shall start with your rather provocative statement: “Rhetoric is precisely what has warped report and analysis these past months…’Massacre’ and ‘Slaughter’ are rhetorical terms. They…

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Sebastian Gorka: Rose Garden Bully

News outlets are reporting that former White House advisor Sebastian Gorka and a number of other Right Wing pindrips got into a shouting match with Playboy correspondent Brian Karem in the Rose Garden. Gork (rhymes with Dork) and his supporters were attending a tRump session on how badly the Media treats them. They decided to…

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Reglaciation

This last 4th of July it was 90 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska.  That’s actually hotter than it was in Hawaii.  All eyes should now be wide open to the fact that we have a massive global warming problem on our hands. Without large cooling thermal masses like glaciers it seems that Arctic areas will continue…

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RIP, Rural America

Rural America, the land of farms and small towns, the world of Mayberry and Andy Griffith, has been in decline for long decades. More and more of its people have left the land for lives in the city and the suburb. Fewer and fewer people are required to grow food (the tractor was one of…

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The Third World Is Aware, Too

Sometimes it can be hard for the Progressive Left to keep in sympathy with the Non-Western world. All too often, it seems, Arab, Third World, African, and Latin American elites are eager to blame the West for all world’s problems, without acknowledging their own role in some of the worst of those same problems. This…

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British Embarrassment.

 If the UK press is to be believed (and it seldom is) the “special relationship” between Britain and the US may be hanging in tatters. A leaked memo from Sir Kim Darroch, the British Ambassador to the United States, has apparently shown that Darroch referred to the Trump White House as “dysfunctional… faction-riven… diplomatically clumsy…

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Amash The Giant Killer

Jonathan Chait has an interesting article over on the New York Intelligencer site. In How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020, he looks at some of the more interesting consequences of the GOP’s public burning of Amash. His logic is complicated but compelling. Chait argues that Amash, who famously…

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China: A Great Wall Too Far?

There is a fascinating article over on the New York Times site that everyone with an interest in China should read. In Xi Jinping Wanted Global Dominance. He Overshot., Yi-Zheng Lian argues that under its current leadership, China has gotten itself into serious problems. Specifically, he says, Xi and his supporters revealed their hand too…

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Russia’s View Of Nuclear War

Most Western countries like the United States and most of Europe traditionally have looked at nuclear war as an option of last resort.  These countries seem to have a better understand that nuclear war would be devastating and has the potential to end all human life on earth.  They also understand that millions if not…

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The Democratic Party Reborn

The Blue Dogs are dead! The Democratic Party is changing dramatically. It is becoming more unified, more liberal, more focused, and way more urban. That’s the conclusion, anyway, of CNN Politics’ senior analyst Ronald Brownstein. He argues that the Democratic Party used to be composed of many different groups–rural and small town voters, conservatives, even…

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