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Gov. Rauner to Lawmakers: Pass a Budget, or No Pay Raise

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.02.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The fact that the law may not be on his side here is irrelevant. The bigger question: What lawmaker right now will be willing to be a plaintiff in the lawsuit that seeks restoration of those statutorily guaranteed raises? Precedent says it will be a slam-dunk victory in a court of law. But the jury in the court of public opinion won't be so kind.

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

Why a Jewish Democratic Leader Attacked Sheldon Adelson

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Ordinarily, an attack by a political hack of one party about a mega-contributor to another would not merit comment. But what made David Harris' vitriol most unfortunate was that it was one Jew deriding the two foremost private supporters of Jewish identity in the entire world: the Adelsons.

Jewish Democratic Council Tells Romney To Forgo Adelson Donations Over Prostitution Scandal

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

The National Jewish Democratic Council is calling on Mitt Romney and other 2012 Republican candidates to stop accepting donations from billionaire She...

The Color and the Shape: Where the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Meets Sacred Harp

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Daniel J. Kushner

While the genres of punk and metal may seem like the unlikeliest of bedfellows for a musical tradition born out of religious practice, their common American music ancestry may help to explain Sacred Harp's cultural staying power.

Confessions of a Pinkwasher

Yoav Sivan | Posted 02.14.2012 | New York
Yoav Sivan

Sarah Schulman's article "Israel and Pinkwashing" contributes to an unrelenting focus on a useless question: is Israel more pro-gay or more anti-Palestinian?

How Obama Divided the Jews, and the Result

Dovid Efune | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

For millennia, diversity of opinion has been a Jewish hallmark, as the old adage goes, 'when you have two Jews, you've three opinions.'

No "Hamas Exception" for Human Rights: A Reply to the American Jewish Committee

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The logic of the argument that the blockade of Gaza is automatically justified by the threat of violence to Israel from Hamas is essentially the same logic that the Bush-Cheney Administration used in justifying its decisions to torture detainees.

The Wall Street Journal understands history, when will the rest of the American media?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The Wall Street Journal gets it: Auschwitz was not a Polish concentration camp. The paper has officially changed its style guide to make sure that rep...

Top Chef: Education Reform

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

It was the Top Chef of education reform. Last weekend, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the Indianapolis-based non-profit, T...

The media's slander of Poland: Ignorance, lazy editing, or malicious libel?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The New York-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, says, "Accusing Poles of participation in the Holocaust is a sin." Yet on a regular basis...

American Jewish Committee Opposes Mosque Too

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
MJ Rosenberg

The head of the AJC is all for building the center if it addresses some "concerns." It's like me saying that I will endorse Glenn Beck if he would just address my concerns about his right-wing politics.

Civil Rights Movement Reassembles to Ask: What's Next?

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Landau

On February 1, 1960, four black students took seats at a lunch counter at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's. The white waitresses ignored th...

Iran's Nuclear Program: Crunch Time

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Iran has been caught in yet another act of deception. Faced with the prospect of being outed by the U.S., Tehran's leaders informed the IAEA of a second uranium enrichment facility.

Broncos, Jets Fight Over Brandon Marshall

New York Daily News | Rich Cimini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A little bit of the Jets-Patriots rivalry has traveled west. After two weeks of hearing about the Jets' reported interest in disgruntled Pro Bowl wid...

Avigdor Lieberman's Makeover Won't Work

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Should Israel choose the Lieberman path, limiting the democratic rights of its Arab citizens, it will run directly counter to profound American Jewish values.