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Time for a Change No Obama in 2012

In 2008, the American public was fed-up with Republican economics, which claimed that prosperity would eventually trickle down to everyone. Thus, a majority of Democrats and many Republicans voted ...
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Re-elect State Senator Martin Golden

In 2002, Martin J. Golden was elected to represent Brooklyns 22nd Senate District, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend and parts of Sheepshead ...
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The End of the Republican Primaries Romney vs Obama

The Republican primaries are effectively over, and gone with them are the sharp-edged departures from past US policy on the Middle East. Gone is Rick Santorums pledge to strike ...
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Ben-Gurion: A Political Life By Shimon Peres

The book by Shimon Peres about David Ben-Gurion was written in conversation with David Landau, a former editor in chief of Haaretz and former correspondent for JTA. Let us ...
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Jack Lew, The New White House Chief of Staff

President Obama named Jack Lew, an Orthodox Jew, to be his next chief of staff. There had been speculation in the Jewish community about whether Obama would fill a ...
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Stunning Stability A Consistent Jewish Vote for 60 Years

In 1948, two social scientists published the first scholarly study of religious group voting patterns in the United States. According to the authors, Catholics, Jews, and Baptists were Democratic ...
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The Best Republican Presidential Candidate for Israel

In a recent interview, ADL (Anti-Defamation League) National Chairman Abraham Foxman declared that when it comes to positions on Israel, with the exception of Ron Paul, there is not ...
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Ladders, Kirk, Weiner and Cain

As Herman Cainfollows in the footsteps of Anthony Weiner and becomes a rarely to be read footnote in American political history, his candidacy reminds us of a few extremely ...
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Millions of Americans Are Going to Sleep Hungry

Over a dozen members of Congress recently participated in the Food Stamp Challenge: living for one week on the average SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefit of $31.50. Fighting Poverty ...
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G-d is Doing Well in the Polls

Senator Joseph Lieberman was warmly welcomed by over 1,000 people as the featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Gershon Jacobson Lecture, held in Manhattan’s famed Park East Synagogue. Senator ...
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Republicans and the Economy

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney recently rolled out a detailed economic recovery plan which includes a deep cut in corporate taxes and far-ranging reductions in government red tape. He ...
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How Obama Divided American Jews

For millennia, diversity of opinion has been a Jewish hallmark. As the old adage goes, “When you have two Jews you have three opinions.” Yet, over the years, when ...
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America’s Achilles’ Heel

It’s become a bad joke. Ever since 1973, when OPEC first imposed a crippling oil boycott, one president after another has promised to wean us off our dependence on ...