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Is Israel's Big Problem Jewish Journalists in America?

I've been meaning to write a few posts on Israel over the last ten days because of a series of related developments tied to BDS, the Adelson-Netanyahu alliance and the broader issue of Israel's and Zionism's battle for hearts and minds around the world but also specifically on the slippery ground of American college campuses. But I was drawn to do so tonight because of the dramatic reappearance of Michael Oren, historian, former Israeli ambassador to the US and now a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist coalition, as an MK for the centrist/center-right Kulanu party.

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Watch 'em Squirm

Anything short of complete Obamacare repeal remains a tough sell for Republicans: "I'm not sure how I go back and tell people that I ran trying to undo Obamacare, and that the first real chance I get, I vote to extend one of the most heinous parts of the law," said Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC).

This Will Blow Your Mind

Meet the married gay Mormon men (and their wives) who are begging the Supreme Court to save 'traditional' marriage.

These are men who are open about being gay but nonetheless have decided to marry women. A group of them have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court asking the Court to rule against gay marriage in the upcoming case because it undermines their marriages.

The Final Straw

Not only did Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem allegedly help plan the failed attack on Pam Geller's Garland, Texas Muhammad cartoon contest. Yelp reviewers said his moving service was like the worst ever.

You Must Read This

When Brian Murphy told me about what was going on with Texas and this effort to 'repatriate' the state's gold bullion I couldn't believe what I was hearing. And this is after the state's elected governor had starting sounding the alarm about President Obama possibly planning a military takeover of his state. So my disbelief was a pretty high bar. The story is sort of a perfect microcosm of a sizeable and wealthy state under 100% GOP verging into Tea Party management.

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