CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet

CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet
On Tuesday, Trump complained (via Twitter, of course) about the cost of Boeing’s contract to build the new Air Force One fleet. Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016... Read more »

For the sake of their Jewish fans, the Cubs need to win tonight

For the sake of their Jewish fans, the Cubs need to win tonight
Tonight the Cubs play the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. A Cubs victory ends the NLDS and gives the team a few days rest before they meet the Dodgers or Nationals at Wrigley Field on Saturday for the first game of the League Championship Series. If the Giants win, the... Read more »

Before you brag on Facebook, make sure your voter registration is valid

Before you brag on Facebook, make sure your voter registration is valid
Happy National Voter Registration Day!  It’s a nice idea from something called the National Association of Secretaries of State, encouraging people to register to vote. Even Facebook wants you to brag that you’re registered. Many of my Facebook friends are among the more than 5 million people who have done so. It’s fine to brag,... Read more »
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Why Jews shouldn't vote for Trump-Pence

Why Jews shouldn't vote for Trump-Pence
The Forward recently published an article by Jay Michaelson entitled “Donald Trump Is a Candidate for White Supremacists — Not the Jews”. Michaelson writes, “The high-profile Jews supporting Donald Trump make me sick. This is not about Democratic and Republican politics … it’s about white supremacy.”  Michaelson says: Let’s take “white supremacy” out of the... Read more »

The Jewiest thing on television this week

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This video is from the latest episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, in which the title character Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) faces off against her childhood nemesis – and opposing counsel in court – Audra Levine (Rachel Grate). It just might be the Jewiest thing on television this week. There’s a shout out to my college fraternity... Read more »

Marco Rubio is wrong: The Bible has more questions than answers

Marco Rubio is wrong: The Bible has more questions than answers
In the latest “holier than thou” fight of the Republican primary campaign, Ted Cruz has fired campaign spokesman Rick Tyler. This was in the aftermath of something Tyler had tweeted which seemed to question the faith of Marco Rubio, as the Chicago Tribune reports (emphasis mine): Tyler’s offense had not, initially, looked like the sort... Read more »
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Why Reform Jews should (partially) agree with Donald Trump about Pope Francis

Why Reform Jews should (partially) agree with Donald Trump about Pope Francis
At a press conference today Pope Francis, in a clear reference to Donald Trump’s immigration stance, said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel.” Donald Trump responded: “No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right... Read more »

Scalia dies, Republicans plan for more obstructionism

Scalia dies, Republicans plan for more obstructionism
Just hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Conservative leaders and pundits have reacted with calls for obstructionism. Here’s a quick sampling on this quickly developing story. Sadly, it (the right-wing reaction, not Scalia’s death) should hardly be surprising. Here’s what Canadian-born Presidential candidate Ted Cruz had to say: Justice Scalia was... Read more »

District 211 bigots don't understand compromise, minority rights or the Bible

District 211 bigots don't understand compromise, minority rights or the Bible
Yesterday the District 211 school board approved a settlement with a transgender student that will allow her access to the girls’ locker room. The student agreed to use a private area of the locker room, and the district says the settlement applies only in this case and does not establish a district-wide policy. The school... Read more »
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The 2000 Year Old Man: Wise Beyond His Years

The 2000 Year Old Man: Wise Beyond His Years
People like to give advice. Sometimes these words of wisdom are good, sometimes they’re not so good, and sometimes they are just terrible. But the wisest words of all are those which come back to you again time after time after time. You do something, or something happens to you, and there’s that voice from... Read more »