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Yuval Levin Isn’t Dumb

The new anti-government handbook ‘The Fractured Republic’ confuses a fantasized past for a utopian future

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Clinton Showcases the Seeds for Success and the Potential for Failure

In her acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton laid the foundation for a broad-based presidential coalition. But she also risked trying to be all things to all people, and coming across as lacking core convictions.

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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Tears Up As Brother Casts Vote for Him at Democratic Convention

Representing Democrats Abroad, the candidate’s older brother paid tribute to him and their parents

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In the Face of Hecklers, Bernie Sanders Takes a Stand for Hillary Clinton

The Vermont senator did everything in his power to unify the party behind its nominee—and against Donald Trump. Will it be enough?

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What We Can Learn About a Hillary Clinton Presidency From the Experience of Women Rabbis

For one, not to underestimate the impact of her just getting there

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Where to, Bernie?

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was recently booed by House Democrats in the latest sign of his campaign’s impending doom. But Sanders has vowed to go on.

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Dems’ Fight Over Israel on Party Platform Appears To Be Over

A draft text of the Democratic party’s platform on Israel sets forth a ‘parallel acknowledgement of Israeli and Palestinian rights.’ But it doesn’t go as far as some would have liked.

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A Year of Political Monstrosity

It’s been one year since Donald Trump announced his presidential bid, a prospect that grows ever scarier as the demagogue inches closer to the White House

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Michael Tolkin’s American Midrash

The Hollywood screenwriter and underappreciated novelist is ready for the end of the world

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Hillary Clinton: On Feet of Clay

Why is she hated?

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Bernie and Hillary: Why Not Join Forces?

A ghostly lesson from the Socialist past for Sanders and the Democratic party

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Two Old Jewish Socialists: Henry Roth Meets Bernie Sanders

What the novelist’s 1976 conversation tells us about the 2016 presidential campaign, the persistence of change, and the durability of political ideas

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On the Rocks

This week on Unorthodox, New York Times Magazine ‘Drink’ columnist Rosie Schaap brings booze, and writer Doug Henwood talks left-wing Hillary haters

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It’s Time for Bernie Sanders to Drop Out of the Race

Under normal circumstances, Sanders would be entirely justified in taking his campaign to the convention. But these are not normal circumstances and Trump is not a normal opponent.

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Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Problem, and Ours

It’s ‘good Jew’ vs. ‘bad Jew’ in the hyper-politicized moral arena of American Jewry and Zionism

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Like New York, I’m Voting For Hillary

Also, here is a Yentl music video about Bernie Sanders

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Irish Spring

Unorthodox preps for Passover with OMGWTFBIBLE host David Tuchman, and gets schooled by Irish journalist Maitiú Ó Coimin

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Casting a Vote

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to vote with your finger

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Ironies Abound, as Sanders Suspends Outspoken Jewish Outreach Coordinator

Simone Zimmerman, a young, radical, and promising Jewish activist, was ultimately doomed for calling Benjamin Netanyahu a bad name on Facebook

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Bernie Sanders Was Asked an Anti-Semitic Question. Here’s How He Should Have Answered.

When confronted on Saturday with the claim that Jews control the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, and every political campaign, Sanders did not quite rise to the occasion.

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Sanders Inflated the Gaza Death Toll, But It’s Not Because He’s Anti-Israel

Contrary to the fulminations of the radical anti-Zionist left and hawkish pro-Israel right, Sanders’s mistake had nothing to do with his being anti-Israel, and everything to do with his not knowing much about foreign policy

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We All Scream For Ice Cream

As Bernie Sanders campaigns hard in New York, Ben and Jerry offered helpings of their ‘Bernie’s Yearning’ ice cream in Manhattan’s Union Square

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Sporting Goods

This week on Unorthodox: ‘Sports Illustrated’ Editor L. Jon Wertheim and Princeton professor Imani Perry, plus our very own Jewish name generator

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Sarah Silverman Shares a Political Spiel, and Her Love for Bernie

‘Hilary had always been my choice…but she takes a lot of money from big corporations and banks, the very people she says she’s going to stand up to’

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Sanders Wins Idaho, Utah, and Democrats Abroad Primaries

The Senator from Vermont is hanging in there

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There’s a Very Simple Reason Bernie Sanders Isn’t at AIPAC and it Has Nothing to Do With Israel

A candidate who has deliberately not delivered a single speech devoted to foreign policy during his entire campaign was not about to start with Israel/Palestine.

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Ben and Jerry and Bernie: A Spoonful of Support

It’s ice cream vis-à-vis politics vis-à-vis American distribution of wealth

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Socialism and Tsuris in Miami

During Wednesday’s democratic debate, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was given the chance to explain his version of socialism, but he missed the mark

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The Response to Sanders Finally Discussing His Judaism Probably Explains Why He Hasn’t Before

The Vermont senator opened up about his relationship to his Jewish heritage at Sunday’s town hall debate. Those wondering why he didn’t earlier should examine the disturbing responses from some quarters.

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