presidential election

The Four Coarsemen of the Apocalypse

Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie are accusing Democrats of resurrecting the dead to vote and importing illegal immigrants and sending them directly to the polls.

Of course, they have no evidence such things are happening except for their own delusional and malevolent imaginations.

They're talking about fighting a crime  -- voter ID fraud -- that the courts, academic studies and governmental investigations have repeatedly said is virtually non-existent.

Independent Presidential Candidate Names Jewish Running Mate

10/10/2016 - 11:49

(JTA) — Independent U.S. presidential candidate Evan McMullin has named a Jewish running mate, Mindy Finn.

Finn, 35, is president and founder of Empowered Women, a nonprofit that aims to foster discussion of feminism. She worked on digital operations programs for Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, and also at Twitter heading up strategic partnerships in Washington, D.C., and specializing in business development.

Mindy Finn, 35, is running for VP alongside Evan McMullin, as announced in this Tweet. Screenshot/Twitter

As The Election Nears, No Prophetic Voice For The Poor

10/06/2016 - 12:21
Special To The Jewish Week

We are now into the fall election season with two unpopular presidential candidates widely perceived as seriously flawed. But dissatisfaction is not an excuse to stand on the sidelines. Choices must be made and there is no shortage of experts, commentators, and pundits vying to convince us that one candidate is far superior to the other. Among them are religious leaders of all faiths and denominations, including rabbis and other leaders of the Jewish community.

Marc Gary

Who’s Right On Iran Nuke Deal?

VP candidates trade assessments at debate. And what do the Israelis really think of it?

10/06/2016 - 10:53

Washington – Seven times during the vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said the deal his running mate, Hillary Clinton, worked on had helped “stop Iranian nuclear weapons.”

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, left, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday evening in the vice-presidential debate. JTA

The First Debate, Jewishly

09/28/2016 - 12:06

What did we learn about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Jewish vote from the debate on Monday night?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University. Getty Images

Meddling Again Or Just A Courtesy?

In Benjamin Netanyahu's defense, maybe he just can't help himself. Meddling in American politics is just too tempting for him to resist.  And he's so good at it, just look at how he helped elect President Romney and his success in leading the Republican opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement. 

It didn't take long for Bibi to violate his pledge of neutrality in this year's presidential election.

Study Shows How Jewish Vote Could Play Crucial Role In Key States

09/23/2016 - 13:50

BOSTON (JTA) — A new study, touted as the first-ever state-by-state, county-by-county Jewish population estimate, shows how the Jewish vote could play a crucial role in key battleground states.

The study, released Thursday and conducted by the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University in suburban Boston, found that in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — one of the areas closely watched this election cycle — Jewish adults make up more than 6 percent of the population.

An interactive map by the American Jewish Population Project breaks down the Jewish population by state and even county. JTA

The Non-Believer's Stake In The Election

One of the most-obscure voter’s guide to cross my desk – actually my computer screen – in this election season arrived a few weeks ago, on the eve of the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Among the countless guides issued by various political, environmental, educational and religious organizations came one from a decidedly non-religious group: The Secular Coalition for America.

Gary Johnson: The Libertarians' choice for the presidency

A Nation In Need Of Healing

10/31/2012 - 20:00

In the wake of a frighteningly widespread and devastating storm and on the eve of a high-stakes and bitter presidential election, much of our country is in need of healing and repair — physical, political and emotional.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I have always been aware that I am a woman. But never so much as I was these past few weeks. Starting out with the second Presidential debate last Tuesday night, carrying through the Moishe House Breast Cancer Awareness Shabbat and participation in the American Cancer Society’s annual 5 mile Breast Cancer Awareness walk, to my interactions with the New York Police Department, I have never been so hyperaware of the fact that I am a woman.

The more things change: Helen Reddy released feminist call-to-arms "I Am Woman" in 1971. Wikimedia Commons
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