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  • March 9, 2019

    Ilhan Omar and the Corbynization of the Democratic Party

    Mediaite


    Don’t be surprised if any time soon, members of the Democratic Party start speaking with British accents. Yes, that’s right: Bernie Sanders drops his Brooklynese for something akin to British brogue. And when that happens, the final Corbynization of the halls of Congress will be complete.

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  • March 8, 2019

    Ilhan Omar and the Corbynization of the Democratic Party

    Algemeiner

    Don’t be surprised if any time soon, members of the Democratic Party start speaking with British accents. Yes, that’s right: Bernie Sanders drops his Brooklynese for something akin to British brogue. And when that happens, the final Corbynization of the halls of Congress will be complete.

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  • January 29, 2019

    MLK's Legacy is about moral clarity, not easy analogies

    CNN.com

    In an age in which some people believe news to be fake, it can be a short leap to adopt false analogies. It's not a matter of information scarcity. The facts are readily available. It's a question of what a person chooses to believe, and why.

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  • December 31, 2018

    Amos Oz's fiction is forever, while reality left his politics behind

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

    The young nation of Israel has, in recent years, witnessed a dwindling of its founding generation—from the passing of statesmen, like Shimon Peres, to the death last week of novelist and political activist Amos Oz. Oz was 79; Israel is but 70. Oz was old enough to witness Israel’s fight for its independence, and now his death turns the page on yet another chapter of its improbable resurrection — with an old language that became new again.

    Oz had a lot to do with that. He imbued Hebrew with a literary style and gave it a novelistic voice, finding new ways to maneuver the aleph and bet so that a once purely liturgical language suddenly possessed a richly lyrical descriptive power.

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  • November 10, 2018

    The 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht is a somber reminder

    CNN.com

    Back in the day when world events still had the capacity to shock, Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) -- its 80th anniversary commemorated Friday and Saturday -- was a clear foreshadowing of events that led to the Holocaust.

    Genocides, after all, don't occur overnight. The fraying of civilization happens first. During these two days of anti-Semitic rioting in 1938 in Austria and Germany, more than 100 Jews were killed, and 267 synagogues and more than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed.

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