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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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Bernie, Hillary, and the Black Vote

Bernie Sanders may be a protest candidate in 2016, but Hillary Clinton—and Bill before her—has cultivated black support for decades. It’s paying off.

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The Never-Ending Story: Bernie Sanders and His Jewishness

He may not wear a kippah or a tallit, but Sanders is as Jewish as me and lots of you, too

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Brand Awareness

This week on Unorthodox: Drake does bat mitzvahs, plus the designer behind Bernie Sanders’ campaign logo and Whit Stillman’s most memorable on-screen WASP

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Bernie Sanders Channels the Global Youth Rebellions of 2011-12

How the Vermont Senator stumbled on a wave of angry and aspirational young people and became the ideal political leader for the post-Occupy Wall Street generation

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Why is Sanders Taking Foreign Policy Advice from Someone Who Suggested Israel—Not Assad—Gassed Syrians?

The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.

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