Jewish Democrats have their work cut out for them, within both the Democratic Party and the Jewish community. But the work remains useful to the former, critical to the latter, and indispensable to the Jewish State.
This is your defining moment, Mr. Obama. How do we move forward now? I don't envy your position and I find it to be the most difficult job in the world right now. I support you on this journey and I am ready to move Forward.
It is clear that lists of events are sometimes indicative of social and political change, but do they tell us anything about the state of contemporary American culture and politics? Here is my anthropological take.
Hands off Social Security. If the Republicans are willing to raise tax rates on high earners but demand more spending cuts in return, the president should offer larger cuts in defense spending and corporate welfare.
While most people would not enjoy the process of analyzing and budgeting expenditures it is something that must be done. The inefficient and useless expenditure of money can be major impediments to accomplishing your financial goals.
Mitt Romney's candidacy represented the bid to complete the corporatization not just of American political life but of its logics of governing, its ways of thinking and doing in politics and administration, what I will call in short its governmentality.
When Missouri's electors convene on Dec. 17 to cast their electoral votes, it will mark the second presidential election in a row their state voted for the losing candidate. What are the state's proudest, most nostalgic citizens to do?
It's been just over three weeks since voters took to the polls, but here at the Library, one of the issues we've been discussing is how race played a role in this year's election and the future of American politics.
Of course, he cannot do this alone. The voices of reason on the right must speak out and indeed shout down those who employ paranoid rhetoric designed to inflame division among Americans of different backgrounds.
In the wake of our victory in Colorado good people are understandably clamoring to pass similar measures in their states. So let's move forward in other states, but let's do so patiently and strategically.
America is the world's leading democracy, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge.
Obama's reelection was remarkable considering the sluggish economy, the $1 billion plus spent to defeat him, and the fact that at the beginning of his campaign many Democrats were unenthusiastic. Obviously voters reappraised the president.
I have been mostly holding my tongue about the president this past season, because I didn't want to muddy the waters in a country where you only get two choices, but Mr. President, there's no third term. So you may as well throw caution to the wind.