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A Tale of Two Daughters

Unexpectedly—and with great relief—Chelsea and Ivanka were not sized up together based upon their appearances. But their speeches could not have felt more different.

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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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What Is HIPPY?

At the DNC, former U.S. President Bill Clinton touted a preschool educational program created in Israel that Hillary brought to Arkansas during his time as Governor

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The Grandeur of Hillary Clinton: Untrustworthiness and Social Progress

Why the Democratic presidential nominee’s steadfast nonideological wonkiness is less about her, and more about us

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Bill Clinton Sports Hebrew Hillary Pin at Democratic National Convention

The pin was a gift from officials at the National Jewish Democratic Council, who never expected him to wear it

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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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Time to Step Up and Show Dad the Difference Between Right and Wrong

Jared Kushner came to the defense of his father-in-law, Donald Trump, after the presidential hopeful posted an anti-Semitic tweet bashing Hillary Clinton. One wonders when Kusher, an Orthodox Jew, will get the memo.

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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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Trump’s Twitter War Against Clinton Turns Anti-Semitic, Surprising Nobody

Trump tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton that branded her as a ‘crook,’ but this instance of mug-slinging came complete with a Jewish Star and piles of hundos

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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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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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