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  • Matthews to Cohen: Hitler and Jesus are off limits

    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) backed off likening Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, to Jesus, saying the comparison was a mistake. Cohen, who is Jewish, told the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that Jesus, like Obama, had been a “community organizer” and that Pontius Pilate was a governor – leaving unsaid but understood… More ▸

  • Iran. Iran. Iran. Iran. And that’s it.

    No Israel meat on the last night of the Republican Party’s convention in St. Paul. The candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and three of his senatorial acolytes each devoted a line to Iran’s nuclear threat – and that’s it. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, got in his Israel licks Wednesday night, but overall,… More ▸

  • The roots of “cosmopolitan”

    I was chatting with a RWSNBN (Republican who shall not be named) earlier today (Thursday) about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s strong showing last night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul and how the Democrats have to tiptoe around criticizing her, lest they slide into sexist stereotypes. (It’s a minefield: Her experience or lack… More ▸

  • At RNC, foreign policy on stage, and in the margins

    Not a lot of foreign policy in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential acceptance speech on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul, but what little there was nodded to pro-Israel concerns about her thin resume. (Palin met with officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday.) Lots of red meat… More ▸

  • Rudy Red Meat

    Hizzoner got in the Jerusalem line. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, brought attacks on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to a crescendo on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul. That’s the night when parties traditionally trash the opposition, and then use whatever time’s left over to debut vice presidential picks… More ▸

  • Conference Call-Gate

    We strive to break news, but Wednesday – at least for a fleeting moment in the blogosphere – JTA was the news. The story started early in the day, with a New York Sun article by Eli Lake, reporting on Obama adviser Daniel Kurtzer’s previously unreported July trip to Syria. Lake’s story was pretty straightforward,… More ▸