J.J. Goldberg says this is the first election in which the losing side repudiated not just the winning candidate, but his voters. What’s animating the left’s unusual outrage?
With Thanksgiving now over, it’s time for the annual battle over the ‘war on Christmas.’ This year, it is playing out on Republican T-shirts.
New York’s Jews aren’t overwhelmingly pro-Obama.
I’m not quite sure where this sort of thing takes us, but I’m noticing a growing amount of chatter on the Web about scientific research into the nature of the conservative mind. The general tone seems to be one of wondering what flaws in one’s physical makeup lead to political conservatism. It could be just a sophisticated liberal version of old-fashioned name-calling, but some of the research seems pretty impressive.
President Barack Obama won several standing ovations at the URJ biennial. He pledged to support Israel and touted the social justice values at the core of the Reform movement.
That celebrated playwright David Mamet has taken a hard turn to the right is old news by now. He has written about it in his newly published book, “The Secret Knowledge: On The Dismantling of American Culture” (Sentinel, 2011), and has been shouting it from the mountaintops in all the related press coverage.