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Scott Walker Hawks Voter ID Law Despite Proof That 'Fraud' Claims Are Largely Made Up

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics

Last week was a bad one for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), following a massive document leak published by The Guardian that revealed, among other th...

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

Is Alan Guilty of Gross Ingratitude?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Gross may not have been an American spy. But he was surely a U.S. government agent who got caught on the job breaking Cuban law. Now that he's home, his continued lawsuit against the government that saved his life, paid him millions and made him a celebrity, is nothing less than Gross ingratitude.

Norman Lear: Climbing the Magic Hill

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.

Wipe That Schmutz Off Your Face -- and Keep Reading

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love seeing Yiddish show up in the media. I feel special because I know this "second language" that not many others do, and it makes me feel closer to my heritage.

The Chutzpa Nation

Ron Prosor | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ron Prosor

Exiled, tormented and persecuted like no other people, the story of the Jews is a story of courage, innovation, and reinvention culminating in the creation of the State of Israel.

The Land of Oz

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Jews and Words, Oz, a novelist and professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University, and his daughter provide a unique -- and controversial -- answer to the question, "Who is a Jew?"

Michele Bachmann's Choot-spa Moment

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While I am certainly no Yiddish maven, I know enough words and phrases to know that when someone mispronounces a Yiddish word it hurts my ears.

40 Yiddish Words You Should Know

dailywritingtips.com | Posted 07.15.2011 | Books

The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults)....

Rekers, Jindal and the Impressive Hypocrisy of the Far Right

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bobby Jindal and George Rekers are not alone, but exemplify a willful blindness to the real world consequences of ideological extremism that has become something of the sina qua non of the far right.

Juliet Landau Takes Flight

Jeffrey Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Berman

Juliet Landau is a renaissance woman. She acts, writes, directs, produces, edits and for all I know, dances a mean tango, too. So when Gary Oldman ag...

A Truly Bipartisan White House Hanukkah Party

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

Obama ought to be applauded, not attacked, as he and his administration continue efforts to govern in a bipartisan and inclusive manner; his Hanukkah party is just one positive reflection of this encouraging trend.