I enjoy stories about Jewish celebrities in the Jewish Light. However, in a recent issue, the author of a “Jewish Guide to the 2021 Golden Globes” irritated me when he wrote about the film “Mank,” “(which) is about a ‘real’ Jew. … There are eight important, real-life Jewish characters in the…
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
The best definition of education I ever heard was provided by a University of Missouri-St. Louis colleague: “getting students to learn to cope with ambiguity.”
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
‘For the People Act’ deserves support
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Staenberg family’s generosity deserves community's deepest gratitude
Thursday, November 19, 2020
I drafted this commentary the day after the presidential election, before we knew the final outcome. I felt my comments were relevant regardless of the winner.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
There is a raging debate today between liberals and conservatives, even though few people can really identify what each camp stands for.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
There is the old saw that “where there are two Jews, you will find three opinions.” A case in point is the ongoing debate over whether it is the Republican Party or the Democratic Party that better represents Jews today and, more particularly, which is more likely to fight against anti-Semitism.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The nation is struggling with having to choose between bad options.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
It is that time of year when one typically starts trying to honor New Year’s resolutions that deserve to be fulfilled, even if only a few actually end up being implemented.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Our two political parties often have been criticized as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, offering voters relatively little difference in the policy positions of their presidential candidates, compared to the much clearer leadership choices presented by European parties.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
It has been commonly observed that polarization in America has increased greatly in recent years. It is hard to disagree, given the rancorous political discourse we witness on a daily basis between the two major political parties, not to mention among many friends and neighbors.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Did you know that the U.S. Air Force is the smallest it has been since 1947 and that we have the smallest navy in almost a century? Do you care?
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Readers respond to ‘political correctness’ commentary
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Last month, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. It was relatively well-received by the general public, with 60 percent of viewers reporting a “very positive” reaction, which was higher favorability than most Obama-era State of the Union speeches gener…
Thursday, February 21, 2019
I am one of 77 million baby boomers in the United States – among the very first, having been born just a couple of months after World War II ended. According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. Sixty-five percent plan to work past age 65, as I have. That is, up to now.
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