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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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Prospective Clinton VP Pick Blocks Anti-BDS Legislation

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is opposing a bipartisan effort to streamline the fight against economic warfare aimed at Israel

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No Matter Who Wins in November, the Jews Have Already Lost

No longer at home in either the Democratic or Republican parties, it’s time to acknowledge the end of an era

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Donald Trump Is Not Popular Among Conservatives at UPenn, His Alma Mater

One student group, Penn for Trump, disbanded before primary season, as campus conservatives struggle to find a candidate to support

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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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The Ballad of Huma and Bad, Bad Anthony Weiner

‘Weiner’ is an intimate, unflinching documentary about the former congressman’s doomed 2013 mayoral run, and the people who stuck with him through his Trumpian circus act

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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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The Prophet and Trump

The unfathomable harbinger of doomsday? Or just a political blip?

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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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The New American Isolationism Will Outlive Barack Obama

With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage

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Shabbat Dinner With a Trump Supporter

I experienced a wake-up call when I met my first Trump supporter, a person with whom I thought I could not identify

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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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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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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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Hillary Clinton Has Won My Millennial, Feminist Vote

The double standards of the criticisms surrounding Clinton’s candidacy, many of which are centered on her gender, have fueled the political fire inside of me

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The ‘Fiery’ Historic Heroines of New York’s Lower East Side

A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton

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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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Donald Trump Is Turning Me Liberal

The real reason Jewish conservatives hate Trump. Hint: It has nothing to do with Iraq.

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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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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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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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Intersectionality’s Newest Victims: Women

How the regressive left’s new campaign against Hillary Clinton represents the cannibalizing of American liberalism

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Judaism—On Background

Bernie Sanders’s Jewish heritage should be an outward source of pride, but the would-be president—and the mainstream media—continue to keep his roots mostly hidden from view. This hurts.

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Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Jew to Win a Presidential Primary

Bernie Sanders made history with a huge win over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. How have other Jewish politicians stacked up in their bids for the White House?

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Bernie Sanders, Demystified and Heartfelt

We learned quite a lot about the presidential hopeful on Thursday, including the identity of the mystery kibbutz he visited in the ’60s

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