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It’s Not All Bad News for Jewish Students on American Campuses

With the endless spats of anti-Semitism within our major political parties and a constant stream of “anti-Zionist” claptrap coming out of universities on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s nice to hear some good news about being Jewish on campus:
A recent Brandeis University study of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on American college campuses finds information completely [...]

Huge crowd in LA for Women’s March despite “pro-Palestinian” boycott

You may recall four years ago when the actor Scarlett Johansson ended her relationship with Oxfam after the charity took exception to her involvement with the Israeli company SodaStream, which at the time operated a factory on the West Bank– including a commercial during the American Super Bowl.
Even though SodaStream has since closed that plant [...]

Twitter Cracks Down on Far Right Users

Twitter changed their platform policies, resulting in a number of British and American right-wing accounts being banned.  From Taylor Lorenz:
Far-right U.K. political group Britain First was one of the first accounts to be suspended, along with its affiliates including Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. Three of Fransen’s anti-Muslim viral video tweets, one of which featured [...]

Victory for decency in Alabama

There is much to be said about the narrow but astonishing victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in the special election for the US Senate in Alabama on Tuesday.
This, after all, is a state where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton a little more than a year ago by more than 27 percentage [...]

Flynn pleads guilty

It was almost two years ago that Donald Trump’s future national security adviser Michael Flynn and future 2016 Green party candidate for president Jill Stein joined Vladimir Putin in Moscow to celebrate the Russian propaganda outlet RT.

Trump reportedly considered choosing Flynn as his 2016 running mate and Flynn led chants of “Lock her [i.e., Hillary [...]

Santa Rosa after the Tubbs Fire

Cross-posted from Ordinary Times
As coffee brewed in the kitchen, I took to my shower with the enthusiasm only a commuter at 4 AM can muster, mentally coaching myself for the week ahead. It was a rather warm week, so I was stunned that neighbors appeared to be running their fireplaces; the unmistakable smell of burnt [...]

More Anti-Semitism at Bay Area Schools

I noted the growing issues with anti-Semitism at public schools in the infamously left-wing California Bay Area a few months back and recent examples continue to bubble to the surface. According to Algemeiner, the Alameda School District has routinely ignored anti-Semitic language directed at Jewish students.
In Alameda, California, middle and elementary schools have been defaced [...]

Cracks in the Trump Electoral Strategy

Tuesday was a good night for Democrats and a bad one for Trump. Jonathan Martin writes:
Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr. Trump’s deep unpopularity to capture the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey and make significant inroads into suburban communities that once [...]

“Fake news” gets real

There’s a lot we still don’t know, but the Papadopoulos guilty plea is the thing to watch. He’s obviously sharing some interesting things with the Mueller investigation.
Fox News is on it:
tfw you're a very credible news network and definitely not a propaganda outlet pic.twitter.com/hyZg1yk8WJ
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) October 30, 2017

“Russia is our friend”

Less than two months after the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, by a white supremacist, a few dozen neo-Nazis gathered in the city for another tiki torch-lit demonstration, with (again) the ostensible purpose of protecting Confederate monuments.
The crowd chanted “You will not replace us.” No word if anyone replaced “You” with “Jews,” as [...]