Harding Indictment a Symbol of Liberal Party's Downfall

If there is an enduring present-day image of New York’s Liberal Party, it is likely that of former party chief Raymond Harding — an enormous, white-haired man in a black raincoat and handcuffs — being led into state court in April for an indictment on charges of influence peddling. It could have almost been an old caricature of the corrupt Tammany Hall bosses that the Liberal Party was founded to help unseat.

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New Labor Leaders Take a Page From History

A group of contemporary labor leaders are at the head of a new Jewish labor movement, recalling an era before World War II when Jews were leading some of the most progressive, innovative unions in the country.

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Working on their relationship: Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Barack Obama (right) are due to meet in May.

Bibi and Obama: Could a Clash Be in the Offing?

Are they headed for a diplomatic divorce? Or can this relationship be saved?

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Security Concerns: Wiretapped conversation focused on charges against former AIPAC official Steve Rosen.

Harman Wiretap Highlights Suspicions

Leaks of wiretap transcripts involving a member of Congress and a “suspected Israeli agent” have shone a rare light on the scope of suspicion the American intelligence establishment harbors toward Israel and its supporters.

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Man or Music? Richard Wagner?s anti-semitism will be discussed during next year?s music festival, but that?s not enough for some critics of the German composer.

Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Strikes a Jarring but Muted Chord in L.A.

When the Los Angeles Opera launches its most ambitious project to date — a 10-week citywide festival celebrating Richard Wagner’s “The Ring,” which will culminate in a massive production of the epic opera — not everyone will be celebrating.

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