The Israelification of America's security apparatus, recently unleashed in full force against the Occupy Wall Street Movement, has taken place at every level of law enforcement, and in areas that have yet to be exposed.
For nearly a decade prochoicers have been warning that abortion foes were gearing up to go after contraception, but the possibility of losing birth control was too far-out for most people to take seriously. Well, wake up, sleepyheads, it's happening.
During my childhood in the New York suburbs, support for Israel was as fundamental a family tradition as voting Democratic or lighting the Shabbos candles on Friday night. What I didn't hear much about was the lives of Palestinians.
Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need — is our nation descending into barbarism?
A problematic speaking deal between the Jersusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner of The New York Times and PR firm Lone Star Communications. (After this article was published, Bronner cut his ties to the PR company.)
In "Literary Brooklyn," the argument that emerges, recedes, rallies and falters throughout is that Brooklyn, because more human in scale, is more American than Manhattan and has particular stories to tell about the rest of the land.
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