Politics

Do I Believe in God Today?

Do I Believe in God Today?
By February 5, 2008

Reason to Believe in God: "[A] father decided there was no other way to save his 2-year-old son from a blazing apartment fire than to drop him out of a fourth-story window. … He was caught safely by an off-duty … Read More

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The Disturbing Cult of Obama

The Disturbing Cult of Obama
By February 5, 2008

Previously, Izzy mentioned novelist Michael Chabon's emotional Barack Obama endorsement in the Washington Post.  This was the aspect of it that most piqued my ire: Because I have come out publicly for the senator from Illinois, I am often called … Read More

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Today in Overshares: Jewish Novelists On Politics

Today in Overshares: Jewish Novelists On Politics
By February 4, 2008

As Super Tuesday approaches, three prominent Jewish writers get political in their personal essays. In The Washington Post, Michael Chabon and Erica Jong set out a point-counterpoint of sorts, with each one trying to out-hyperbole the other. First, Michael Chabon … Read More

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Huckabee Slams Obama in Jerusalem Post

Huckabee Slams Obama in Jerusalem Post
By February 4, 2008

Whether admitting he didn't know anything about the National Intelligence Estimate that reported that Iran had not had a program to develop nuclear weapons since 2003 after it had been plastered all over the media for days, or describing his … Read More

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Get Your Obama Menace Dress-up Doll!

Get Your Obama Menace Dress-up Doll!
By February 4, 2008

A few weeks ago Jewcy broke the story that a viral e-mail, directed at Jewish voters, accused "bigot" Sen. Barack Obama of "hating" Jews and sympathizing with the Nation of Islam. Many prominent Jewish leaders condemned this slander, but some … Read More

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How to Sound Smart This Week: Super Tuesday Edition

How to Sound Smart This Week: Super Tuesday Edition
By February 4, 2008

No time to read The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the Sunday New York Times, Harpers, The Nation, The New Republic, and New York Magazine during your morning commute? Don’t worry – "How To Sound Smart This Week" will provide … Read More

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Palestine’s Mandela?

Palestine’s Mandela?
By February 4, 2008

The division of the Palestinian territories into a ‘Hamastan’ in the Gaza Strip and a ‘Fatahland’ in the West Bank is a disaster. A disaster for the Palestinians, a disaster for peace, and therefore also a disaster for Israelis. Will … Read More

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Marty Beckerman Talks Politics And Humor On MSNBC

Marty Beckerman Talks Politics And Humor On MSNBC
By February 4, 2008

Last week I appeared on MSNBC to discuss political humor. Apparently I was supposed to analyze campaign bloopers instead of making jokes. The segment turned into something of a train wreck. (At least I looked terrific!) By the way, the … Read More

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