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A Passover Story: The Most Awkward Silence

During the first two days of the holiday of Passover, my family was invited to a lunch at a friend’s home where we have been numerous times — the family positively loves Chaim. We have been going there so long that we have gone from being the ones who are invited to being the parents of the actual person who everyone wants to see. After everyone eventually got settled around the table, there was a latecomer to the meal, someone whom we had seen before, and though he did not seem to recognize us we immediately recognized him.

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The Day I Learned I am Part Republican

When I was a child, according to a story that my mother has told me a few times, I apparently went into the voting booth with one of my grandmothers and pulled the lever to vote for Ronald Reagan. Not only this, but I repeated this four years later — and I wasn’t even ten years old yet! It was not until 1996 that I was able to legitimately vote for myself and my vote went for Ralph Nader, as I thought that it would be good to get the Green party officially recognized and taken more seriously in the following election — that did not work out so well.

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Politics and Public Health: The Incurable Disease of the Susan G. Komen Politics of Decay

The Susan G. Komen debacle has proved to be a perfect example of why politics and Public Health do not get along together.  Planned Parenthood is a perpetual bogeyman for the Right Wing — but what most conservatives fail to recognize is that Planned Parenthood is beloved by the majority of the silent Middle Class because Planned Parenthood provide a necessary and urgently needed pathway to proper healthcare.

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Believing in a Cruel God

My email Inbox and my Facebook page have been overflowing with hate ever since the publication of my article — If Republicans Won Their Wants — and the comments stream for that article have to be cleansed daily because people can’t abide our comments policy and disagree without cursing or calling names.

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Appeaser in Chief: The Obama Wanna

We elected Barack Obama to forcefully lead us into a better, more esoteric life — where we could begin again to live The American Dream — that didn’t include foreign wars, or Homeland Security searches, or detainment camps or home foreclosures.

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Sink, Anchor Babies, SINK!

We are — and always have been — a nation founded by immigrants and a people of immigrants.  We spin in a transient world.  Yet, there are some among us who believe majority occupation sets nation lines and international boundaries and that location, and not morality, should determine citizenship.

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