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- ItemJerry Springer, son of Jewish refugees whose eponymous talk show was known for conflict, dies at 79(Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2023-04-27) Silow-Carroll, AndrewFrom 1991 until 2018, Jerry Spinger, the son of Jewish refugees from the Holocaust, was the host of a "circus-like syndicated talk show featuring feuding couples, angry exes and frequent fisticuffs." In response to criticism, including from British rabbis, Springer apologized for his tabloid-style daytime television program. Prior to his television program, Springer was politically involved. He worked on the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy, ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress and was elected to Cincinnati’s City Council in 1971. In 1977, he served for a year as the mayor of Cincinnati. Click on the link to read the article.
- ItemMerrick Garland(Ballotpedia, 2021) BallotpediaAn encyclopedia article detailing the judicial career of Merrick Garland, his nomination to the United States Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and his nomination to be General by President Joe Biden. The article also discusses a significant 2013 ruling delivered by Garland while he sat on the DC Circuit. Included in the article also is a video of an address Garland gave to the Harvard Law School class of 2019.Click on the URI above to read the article. Click on the link below to see an article in the Washington Examiner about Garland's confirmation hearing for Attorney Genral before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- ItemMerrick Garland chokes up discussing family's fleeing of anti-Semitism(The Washington Examiner, 2021-02-22) Brest, MikeAn article discussing the confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate for Merrick Garland. Garland was President Joe Biden's nominee for the position of Attorney General. It notes Garland's emotional recounting of how his grandparents fled to the United States to escape antisemitic persecution in Eastern Europe. This was in response to a question by Senator Cory Booker. The video of this interaction is included in the article. Click on the URI above to read the article. See also our link to an entry in the political encyclopedia, Ballotpedia, detailing Merrick Garland's judicial career and nominations to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and later his nomination to be Attorney General by President Joe Biden.
- ItemCan Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff reinvigorate the Black-Jewish alliance?(Salon, 2021-01-18) Berlinerbrau, Jacques; Johnson, Terrence L.In this article, Berlinerblau and Johnson discuss the potential impact of the election to the United States Senate n Georgia of the African-American pastor, Raphael Warnock and the young Reform Jew, Jon Ossoff in January, 2021. They explore the possibility that these twin victories could help to rekindle a powerful Black-Jewish alliance during the height of the Civil Rights movement that collapsed in the late 1960s. Click on the URL above to read the article. For some information on Jon Ossoff, click on the links below.
- ItemAlan Greenspan(Encyclopedia Britannica, 2020) Editors of the Encyclopedia BritannicaAlan Greenspan is an economist who earned his BA and MA in economics at New York University and went on to enroll in the doctoral program at Columbia University. There he met and became close to Ayn Rand and was highly influenced by her philosophy of individual self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. He was appointed Chairmen of the Federal Reserve Board by President Ronald Reagan, and served in that capacity from 1987-2006. He was given credit for the largest economic expansion in US history Recognition for his achievements included the French Legion of Honour and being named an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth. To read this article in the Encyclopedia Britannica, click on the URI above.For a brief introduction to the beliefs of Ayn Rand, click on the link below.