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  • Wandering through the Cronkite School

    I’ve never been to journalism school. Most journos I know haven’t either. We studied English, or political science, and only later discovered we might be able to save the world through the written word. Clearly, the world still needs saving. And I’ve got my doubts that, when and if the savior comes, she’s going to… More ▸

  • Implosion in Phoenix?

    Adam Schwartz’s office is on the second floor of the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, itself part of a 30-acre, 110,000 square foot campus that is home to two Jewish schools, a kosher cafe, and the typical assortment of community agencies. Less than ten years old, the campus has the same… More ▸

  • Jews hardening on illegal immigration

    To the Editor: In an “oh my God” moment, David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, confessed the finding that “elicited the most surprise” in AJC’s recent survey of Jewish political attitudes was majority support for Arizona’s SB1070 law.  It didn’t surprise me. My think tank, the Center for Immigration Studies, documented overwhelming… More ▸

  • Obama errs on immigration parallel

    To the Editor: President Obama citing Jewish immigration to the United States in the current immigration debate is similar to calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist," which would be disingenuous and an affront to all the members of the pharmaceutical profession. Sadly, when it comes to the Jews, quite a few of us seem… More ▸

  • Prejudging the Ariz. immigration law issue

    To the Editor: “ADL joins Arizona lawsuit” reflects the groupthink that has stifled debate on immigration within the Jewish establishment while lowering journalistic standards. Its opening sentence prejudges the issue by saying that Arizona’s state Senate bill 1070 is termed “restrictive.” The “news story” also alleges the law grants “police wide latitude to stop individuals… More ▸