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Congress Needs to Get Back to Work

by Allison Fine | May 14, 2020 | Opinion, Politics

Nearly everyone has found a way to stay connected and keep operating during the Covid-19 crisis. Doctors are consulting with patients online. Senior citizens in assisted living facilities have learned how to Zoom on iPads to talk with their families. Even the U.S. Supreme Court is continuing to deliberate and hold oral arguments, using old-fashioned […]

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Kauai Beach Sunset

The Island and The Virus

by Lou Dubose | Apr 14, 2020 | Opinion

On a Wednesday two weeks ago, I stopped to talk to two tourists sitting in hotel chaise longues. Their flight home to Berlin was canceled. They were two of seven remaining guests occupying three of the Kauai Sheraton’s 391 beachfront rooms. The morning was overcast, the trades blowing a little stronger than usual. And the […]

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A Response to “About those Benjamins”

by Joanna Graham | Aug 11, 2019 | Foreign Policy, Opinion, Politics

Mort Rosenblum’s article “About those Benjamins” in our May 2019 issue generated a considerable amount of reader mail containing a variety of prescriptions for peace in the Middle East. The most original and certainly the most provocative of these, from Joanna Graham in Berkeley, California, is presented below.    Mort Rosenblum’s article “About Those Benjamins” contains […]

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President Trump

Containment and Deterrence Should Be Applied to Trump

by Andrew Cohen | May 10, 2019 | Opinion, Politics

Everything old is new again so let’s talk a little about Russia, American history, and how best to respond to the damage Donald Trump is doing to the presidency, the government, and the nation’s constitutional principles. It’s time for congressional Democrats to implement the familiar policies of “containment” and “deterrence” toward President Donald Trump and […]

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Hebrew Cemetery, Fall River

How Much Responsibility Should We Assign to Trump for the Rise of anti-Semitism and Hate Crimes?

by Richard Cherwitz | Mar 25, 2019 | Opinion, Politics

Last week, 59 gravesites at the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts were desecrated with anti-Semitic symbols and inscriptions that included swastikas, “Heil Hitler” and “this is MAGA country.” This harrowing incident was only the most recent example of numerous acts of hatred committed in this country over the past two years. In the wake […]

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