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Aug 30, 2022

Is Trump the Rosenbergs?

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

Many Americans would just love to throw the book at Donald Trump, perhaps the most polarizing person in American history. Any book would do. Preferably, a heavy one — but what most have in mind is a law book that comes with prison time and a lifetime ban from public life.
Aug 14, 2022

Rushdie and the Satanic Clerics of Iran

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

In May 2015, the PEN Literary Gala presented its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to the slain cartoonists of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Earlier that year, two Islamists gunned down a dozen cartoonists who had the audacity to satirize the Prophet Muhammad.
Aug 1, 2022

Border Crisis Beyond Belief

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

Let’s get something straight at the outset: I am a child of immigrants and a first-generation American. I need no convincing that America was built by people from other lands. The Pilgrims, Puritans, Calvinists and Quakers did a nice job during those early American Thanksgivings, but without the industry, initiative and intelligence of immigrants who started arriving in ever increasing numbers from the 1880s until after World War II, the United States would simply be another Canada—with far fewer decorous people.