Anti-Semitic Marionville, Missouri mayor resigns
Apr22

Anti-Semitic Marionville, Missouri mayor resigns

Tip to future politicians: saying you “kind of agreed” with a white supremacist who apparently went Jew-hunting and shot and killed three people (including a grandfather and grandson who weren’t Jewish) does not a tranquil life — or a political career — make. Marionville, Missouri’s former Mayor Dan Clevenger just found that out. He became former when his comments in the wake of what most assuredly...

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Treat “Meet the Press” — and David Gregory?
Apr21

Treat “Meet the Press” — and David Gregory?

If you need an indictation of how much our broadcast media relies on personality to capture audience share, or a sign of how badly NBC’s venerable “Meet the Press” is now ailing in ratings, then look no further than this Washington Post piece about the show’s trials and tribulations. But The Huffington Post really gets to the central issue: A new report from The Washington Post on Monday featured David Gregory...

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Happy Easter (Cartoons)
Apr20

Happy Easter (Cartoons)

HAPPY EASTER to you and yours. Here’s a roundup of Easter cartoons: +3-6   You have already...

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The Lost Poetry of Sikh Poet Nunihal Singh Layal:  Cinema Versus Home and Grief
Apr19

The Lost Poetry of Sikh Poet Nunihal Singh Layal: Cinema Versus Home and Grief

(Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series to preserve on the Internet the “lost” poetry of Nunihal Singh Layal, the “Tradesman Poet,” who I met in New Delhi in 1974. Some poems contain his original introductions. I have a self-published book of his that is disintegrating and falling apart and over the next year or so I will run and preserve all of his poetry here. This includes every word of the original introductions. Joe...

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)
Apr17

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military push — he has asserted his right to use force in Eastern Urkraine and there is speculation he’s poised to take over the city of Odessa soon — has brought comparisons with Stalin and with Hitler. And now we have a new twist: pro-Russian forces in the Ukraianian city of Donetsk are asking Jews to register. Not a good sign of a)where this is going b)the forces on...

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