primaries

  • Rabbis: Don’t support the “toeiva” agenda

    According to this report on the website Yeshiva World News, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada issued a statement prohibiting followers from voting for candidates whose positions are “antithetical to our Torah based morality.” Candidates who support abortion on demand, the “toeiva” agenda, liberal attitudes towards pornography of any sort –… More ▸

  • The hipster vote

    If your taste in clothing runs to skinny jeans and colorful fitted t-shirts, you might want to consider voting for Obama or McCain. Hipster outfitter American Apparel is endorsing the pair with a set of sleek photos on its website. Even if you’re a Clinton supporter, you might want to check it out to see… More ▸

  • Ayalon: I won’t retract

    In his controversial op-ed in the Jerusalem Post last month, former Israeli Ambassador to Washington Danny Ayalon had this to say about Barack Obama: As far as Israel is concerned, Obama has yet to suggest specific measures he would enact regarding the Jewish State’s Qualitative Military Edge that allows us to defend ourselves against our… More ▸

  • Forward clarifies Obama editorial — sort of

    The Forward newspaper took a lot of heat for an editorial last week slamming insinuations in the Jewish community that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim agent (see JTA’s coverage of the issue here and here). Critics said the editorial, rather than debunk the claims, lent credence to them. Here’s the quote that got people… More ▸

  • Fish: Anti-Hillaryism is like anti-Semitism

    So says Stanley Fish, the post-modern literary theorist (Fish reportedly prefers “anti-foundationalist”) and Florida International University law professor, on his New York Times blog. Perhaps mindful of the wrath of the anti-Semitism police, Fish is quick to point out they are profoundly different “in their significance or in the damage they do.” But the similarities… More ▸

  • Coulter: I’ll vote for Hillary

    This campaign is getting so loopy I’m starting to need a scorecard to keep track. Ann “Lets Perfect the Jews” Coulter says not only would she vote for Hillary if John McCain gets the GOP nod, but she’ll campaign for her too! Michael Lerner’s embrace of Obama might hurt him with the pro-Israel crowd, but… More ▸

  • Obama Girl returns

    There’s a new short video out this week from everyone’s favorite political ingenue, Obama Girl. We didn’t love it quite as much as her breakthrough video, and not nearly as much as Perfected, the mock-ode to Ann Counter by Obama Girl vocalist and MOT Leah Kauffman. Still, the prize for this week’s best political video… More ▸

  • At least Hillary is proud

    John McCain might be too embarrassed to tout his endorsement from the New York Times. But not Hillary. Check out this new ad, apparently running only in New York. Think Obama will do the same with his NY Post endorsement? 3 More ▸

  • The latest polls: McCain solidifying, Obama gaining

    The latest national polls, released by Gallup yesterday, show John McCain solidifying his lead over Mitt Romney, 32% to 21%. On the Democratic side, Obama is gaining on Clinton, who still enjoys a lead pf 42% to Obama’s 36%. The polling was conducted over three nights before John Edwards withdrew from the race yesterday. Big… More ▸

  • Whither the Orthodox Dems?

    Couple of interesting nuggets today about where Orthodox Democrats are leaning in the election. According to the Daily News, New York City Councilman Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat, is planning to vote for Obama out of concern for the racially-tinged language employed by the Clintons in advance of the South Carolina primary. Felder’s announcemnt should… More ▸