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Michael Oren and J Street: Narrowing the Pro-Israel Tent

I haven't spoken to Michael Oren, Israel's current ambassador in Washington, more than a handful of times, but he's always struck me as smart and sophisticated. So I can't help but wonder why he continues to pick needless fights with J Street, the pro-peace process lobby and political action committee.

Michael Oren and J Street: Narrowing the Pro-Israel Tent

Monday, December 14th, 2009 I haven’t spoken to Michael Oren, Israel’s current ambassador in Washington, more than a handful of times, but he’s always struck me as smart and sophisticated. So I can’t help but wonder why he continues to pick needless fights with J Street, the pro-peace process lobby and political action committee (see a JTA story on his latest comments here).

Real Jews Don’t Play Dreidel

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Bill in Congress demands “equitable treatment” for Madoff victims

And you thought health care reform was the big issue on Capital Hill this month? What about tax relief for Bernie Madoff's army of victims?

A year after the Madoff affair broke into headlines across the world, a coalition  representing the victims of Madoff's and other Ponzi rip-offs are lobbying for legislation to provide an extended “carryback” period for their losses.

Bill in Congress demands “equitable treatment” for Madoff victims

Friday, December 11th, 2009 And you thought health care reform was the big issue on Capital Hill this month? What about tax relief for Bernie Madoff’s army of victims? A year after the Madoff affair broke into headlines across the world, a coalition  representing the victims of Madoff’s and other Ponzi rip-offs are lobbying for legislation to provide an extended “carryback” period for their losses.

More on the Quinnipiac poll

Predictably, everybody's arguing about the new J Quinnipiac poll showing a big drop in President Barack Obama's support among Jewish voters (see yesterday's Political insider blog item on the subject here).

More on the Quinnipiac poll

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Predictably, everybody’s arguing about the new Quinnipiac poll showing a big drop in President Barack Obama’s support among Jewish voters (see yesterday’s Political insider blog item on the subject here).

CAIR and the latest Islamic terror plot

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 I’ve never entirely bought the argument that the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is somehow in bed with terrorists and extremists. I do see a group that  has a hard time dealing with the extremism in its own community.  And its ambivalent sounding statements on terrorism and extremism sometimes undermine the group’s credibility.

New poll: Jewish support for Obama slipping, but Jews are still top supporters

Jewish Republicans were crowing this afternoon about a new Quinnipiac poll showing a big drop in President Barack Obama's support among a Jewish electorate that gave him overwhelming support last November.

Jingle All The Day

This time of the year, radio listeners of all persuasions find ourselves flipping around the radio dial quite a bit. Some like the  Christmas music and are looking for more, and some of us are looking for refuge, perhaps at a news station.

Maybe with the widespread usage of sattelite radio with its genre channels and MP3 playlists easily sent to your car’s speakers, we end up scanning a bit less than we used to, because we can have more control.

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