Archive for April 2013

Sunday In The Park With Jews

Sunday In The Park With Jews
Going back at least to when I was a high school student in the early 70′s, the Jewish community in Chicago has joined together each year to celebrate Israel. On a Sunday near Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day – April 16th this year) we’ve participated in an ever-changing range of activities. At first, it was... Read more »

Jewing Down Wetbacks And The "Good Old Days"

Jewing Down Wetbacks And The "Good Old Days"
Last month, Republican House member Don Young of Alaska fondly remembered that when “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes … ” He later tried to apologize, saying in a statement that “I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm... Read more »

Senator Kirk Says Stroke Changed His Mind On Marriage Equality

Senator Kirk Says Stroke Changed His Mind On Marriage Equality
Last month, Senator Rob Portman announced he was reversing his position on marriage equality. Two years after learning that his son was gay (and only after he had been considered as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney) the Ohio Republican decided that “the government shouldn’t deny [two people who love each other] the opportunity... Read more »
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