Category Archives: Social Justice

This is pretty ugly…

This interview from today on Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer makes it pretty obvious that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resorting to the bottom-of-the-barrel politics we’ve called out before.  This time, she’s deliberately misleading seniors, apparently hoping that (a) they’re all as batty as the movies say they are, or (b) the batteries on their hearing aids give out before she looks ridiculous.  More under the fold… Continue reading This is pretty ugly…

Do big banks control Washington?

Though their precise agenda is difficult to discern, the Occupy Wall Street movement clearly has a problem with big banks.  The movement also has some problems with the Jews, and this raises the specter of a classic anti-Semitic libel: that Jews control finance, and particularly that we control the U.S. government through finance (among other means).  It doesn’t help that President Obama encourages the “we-are-the-other-99%” rhetoric by, among other things, singling out “fat cat bankers” as undeserving of his help.

But there’s one problem: the available evidence doesn’t show that banks run the government.  It seems more reasonable to say that the government runs the banks. Continue reading Do big banks control Washington?

JP: Democratic think-tank caught in anti-Israel (and maybe anti-Semitic) scandal

The Jerusalem Post has a nice article today on a scandal that has been brewing for a while. Continue reading JP: Democratic think-tank caught in anti-Israel (and maybe anti-Semitic) scandal

Introducing The Jewish Patriot

TheJewishPatriot.com (TJP.com for shortsies) is a political blog written by an eclectic group of politically active Jews.  While our editorial board (currently consisting of me, Masonides) leans toward the non-isolationist libertarian side of most issues, we welcome submissions and comments from anyone who thinks he or she can add a well-constructed, fact-based point of view to our discussion.

We focus on political issues that are particularly relevant to American Jewry.  U.S. support of Israel is obviously up for grabs, but so are plenty of other topics: religious freedoms and other civil rights, education and tax policy, the government’s role in social justice (some might call this “tikkun olam“), abortion policy, and a host of other issues.

As we barrel into the 2012 Presidential election cycle, the importance of American Jewish political awareness is at an historic high.  Many politically independent and right-leaning Jews are questioning Jews’ traditional allegiance to the Democractic Party and its principles, current and past.  Republican organizations, most notably the Republican Jewish Coalition, are connecting with Jewish voters with unprecedented results.  Why?  Because both parties know that relatively small changes in Jewish voting trends could turn this election on its head.

We here at TJP.com hope to be a resource for the politically-interested Jew who wants to make intelligent political decisions.  We expect to provide analysis you can understand, facts you can check, and a productive forum for civil dialogue.

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