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Ed Miliband Resigns as Labour Party Leader

Fails to become Britain’s first Jewish prime minister since Benjamin Disraeli, as Conservatives gain outright majority

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Mystery Surrounds Missouri Republican’s Suicide

Tom Schweich was reportedly the target of anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’

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Rethinking the Controversial Figure Who Helped Establish the State of Israel

Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.

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Vivek Murthy Isn’t Jewish, But He Embodies the ‘Jewish Doctor’

His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying

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His Mom Ran Hadassah. His Brother Made ‘Glee.’ Now Evan Falchuk Is Going Into Politics.

The 44-year-old healthcare entrepreneur wants to be Massachusetts’s next governor and maybe start a third-party revolution

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Political Best-Seller Fuels Washington’s Favorite Hobby: Self-Regard

New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry

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How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

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Gore Vidal’s Judenrein Politics

A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role

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In Defense of Marion Barry

Racially charged remarks got the disgraced politician in trouble last week. But he’ll survive, because he’s sincere, even with his foot in his mouth.

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Thatcher and the Jews

Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her

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The Candidate

Lost Books

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Smokescreen

The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.

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Big Men

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are all a certain type: the Jewish Big, narcissistic, entitled, and unapologetic. And society loves to see a Jewish Big fall.

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Into the Fire

In David Unger’s novel The Price of Escape, a refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in a Guatemalan port town only to find himself in a new kind of hell

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Sign Language

As Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for mayor of Chicago heads toward victory, he’s sending different messages—not a Boss, gay-friendly, disciplined, even rabbinical—to different audiences

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Jewish Issues Absent From President’s Address

The Scroll smells something fishy

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Texas Tea

Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.

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As We See It

What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics

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Today on Tablet

Political science, smokin’ and prayin’, and more

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How Jews Will Do Next Tuesday

Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win

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The One-State Solution Appears in California

Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her

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Anti-Israel Paul Wins Conservative Contest

Will CPAC victory harm GOP with Jews?

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The New Jews of U.S. Politics

With more Republicans than ever

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We Tried to Warn Obama

Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam

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Poll: Blumenthal Set To Win Seat

Next Jewish Senate candidate is likely the next Jewish senator

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J Street Establishes Local Chapters

Dovish political org. comes to a city near you

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Lieberman’s Betrayal

That’s no way for a Jew to act, Senator

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Orthodox Communities Set Against N.Y., N.J. Gay Marriage

And in New York, the vote’s today

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GOP Touts Jewish Party Switch in N.J.

The end of Jewish-Dem alliance? Not so fast, notes JTA.