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At a Local Library, A Pro-Nazi Exhibit

By Amy Waldman

This Wisconsin town, with a population of 18,800, is the kind of place where church parking lots fill up on Sundays, people leave their cars running when they duck into the grocery store and residents greet former neighbors like long-lost friends when they come back for a visit.Marshfield, about 200 miles northwest of Milwaukee, is also homeRead More


Endorsement of Papal Declaration Sought

By Marc Perelman

Jewish communal leaders are seeking the Vatican’s support in a campaign to have national bishops’ conferences around the world endorse a papal denunciation of antisemitism as a sin.The issue was to figure prominently in a meeting in Rome slated for this Thursday between Pope John Paul II and World Jewish Congress leaders Edgar Bronfman andRead More


Debs’s Heirs Reassemble To Seek Renewed Role as Hawks of Left

By Joshua Micah Marshall

Are you a liberal Democrat who supported the Iraq war? Do you want muscular, democratizing Wilsonianism abroad without endless upper-income-tax-cutting at home? Do you want security for the homeland without a union-busting Department of Homeland Security? If I’m speaking your language, then have I got a deal for you!Actually, theRead More


(Orthodo)X-Men

By Ami Eden

In the long-running comic book series “The Uncanny X-Men,” a string of genetic mutations gives birth to a sub-species of humans endowed with super powers. The mutants strike fear in political and military leaders, who worry that this new breed will supplant its genetic predecessors.Read More


Debate Planned for Sabbath Is Postponed

By E.J. Kessler

The New York Times is rescheduling an “informal debate” to which it invited the Democratic presidential candidates.In a May 1 letter obtained by the Forward, Times associate editor John Darnton invited the candidates to participate in the daytime event on Saturday, June 21 — in the middle of the Jewish Sabbath. Connecticut Senator JosephRead More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Much has been made of the barbs recently traded by former Vermont governor Howard Dean and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry over their respective postures toward the Iraq war, among other issues. Now a supporter of another presidential candidate, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, has decided to join the fray.George Spitz, Kucinich’s chief supporterRead More


Moral Issue of Our Time: Make Healthcare an American Right

By Richard Gephardt

In 1972, my 2-year-old son Matt was diagnosed with what doctors said was terminal cancer. My wife, Jane, and I were told he probably wouldn’t last six weeks. I remember those nights when I’d rock my son to sleep. Ask any father and he’ll tell you how much pride you feel when you’re able to soothe your children and watch them drift off toRead More


Antisemitic Article, Threats Roil Campus

By Josh Richman

OAKLAND, Calif. — In the face of death threats and a tidal wave of criticism, an embattled faculty adviser and student editor in Northern California are standing by their decision to publish an opinion article accusing Israel of genocide.Controversy over the article continues to rock the campus of Santa Rosa Junior College,Read More


Activists Scale Back Opposition to ‘Map’

WASHINGTON — As the Bush administration steps up its drive to implement the president’s “road map” to Middle East peace, pro-Israel lobbyists and their allies in Congress are dropping their initial antagonism and moving toward active support of the administration’s stance.LastRead More


Black History Museum Is Moving Ahead in Congress

By Daniel Treiman

With the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993, Washington gained a widely acclaimed museum lauded for its emotionally moving permanent exhibit. The launch of a government-sponsored institution devoted to a genocide perpetrated overseas also highlighted, if unintentionally, the absence of a major national museum addressingRead More





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