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And the Race Is Off

By Gail Collins

New York Times

April 19, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius may be saying that she is not going to enter the Kansas race, but she is still adding to this year’s saga of women running for the U.S. Senate. … Read More

With Easter and Passover come reminders of good and evil

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

April 18, 2014

“Love never dies,” the Rev. James Manion preached in his Palm Sunday sermon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the District’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Much will come to an end; knowledge will pass away, he said. But love, Manion declared, will never fail. Read full article >> … Read More

Miriam's Message

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

April 18, 2014

Most women—men too--are already exhausted long before the first Pesach Seder: they have been cleaning, swapping out sets of dishes, shopping for food, new clothes for children, inviting guests, accepting invitations as well as last minute guests--all … Read More

Is Bloomberg’s Aim True?

By Hendrik Hertzberg

The New Yorker

April 18, 2014

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association. That’s the lede on a Jeremy W. Peters story in Wednesday’s Times. If you saw it, did your heart leap? Mine did. But then I read the second graf: Mr. Bloomberg, the former ma … Read More

As Goes North Carolina

By Fred Barnes

The Weekly Standard

April 17, 2014

Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate. … Read More

The zealots win again

By Charles Krauthammer

Washington Post

April 17, 2014

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree. The most disdainful dismissers of this argument are editorialists and incumbent politicians who — surprise! — already enjoy access to vast audiences and don’t particularly like their mono … Read More

Naomi Wolf Attacks Me as a Zionist Agent

By Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis-Chesler.com

April 17, 2014

As everyone knows, Brandeis publicly announced that they would award Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary doctorate--and then, under siege by nearly 30% of their professors, and by thousands of their own students, they publicly disinvited Hirsi Ali. This … Read More

There’s a Moon Out Tonight

By Gail Collins

New York Times

April 17, 2014

Look on the bright side of things, people, even when doomsday is predicted and the moon is blood red. … Read More

Jeb Bush’s optimism school

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

April 16, 2014

NEW YORK The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. Read full article >> … Read More

Damaging Compassion

By Calvin Trillin

The Nation

April 16, 2014

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