Primary Screams

08/25/2015 - 20:00

‘What would Howard Beale say?”

The thought crosses our minds almost daily in reflecting on an American presidential primary season whose air of discontent conjures up the fictional news anchor in the 1976 Academy Award-winning film “Network.” It was Howard Beale, portrayed by the late Peter Finch, who captured the frustration of the nation in yelling repeatedly on air, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

Now We Get to Choose

NY Poised to play big role in 2008 primaries
01/08/2008 - 19:00
Washington Correspondent
Suddenly, New York — and its large Jewish population — could matter more than ever before for both parties’ presidential primary races. Sen. Hillary Clinton’s poll- and pundit-defying victory over Sen. Barack Obama in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary leaves her party’s nominee to be decided in the mega ballot of 22 states that will go to the polls on Feb. 5, known as Super-Duper Tuesday. New York, one of the largest states, with 281 delegates, is among the richest prizes of that day.
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