The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College hosted an ambitious and absorbing program, “Jewish Arts and Identity in the Contemporary World” on May 7th. Three panels – on theater, music and the visual arts - were the core of the conference complemented by a performance by Audrey Flack and the Art History Band.
House Republicans made their 37th attempt to repeal Obamacare last Thursday and for the 37th straight time failed. Actually it passed the Republican-controlled House but it is DOA at the Democrat-controlled Senate, and everyone knew that. So why try?
Republicans make no secret that it's easier to keep up these meaningless votes that risk passing legislation that President Obama might claim as an achievement, even if they get to share the credit.
House Republicans intend to make their 2,917th futile attempt to repeal Obamacare this week. Why try again when they know it will ultimately fail like all the other attempts? Speaker John Boehner has a unique excuse: he said the new members of the 113th Congress haven't had a chance to vote on it yet.