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Monday, July 6, 2020

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David A. Lehrer

255 ARTICLES

Trump, Fantasy and Reality

From Donald Trump to Stormy Daniels to Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Avenatti there is virtually no escape from the Washington circus---all news all the...

Ignoring Hate—Trump Style

As with so much else over the past sixteen months, Donald Trump has managed to undermine the way bigotry is treated in the public...

A Criminal Sin

From his initial descent down the escalator at Trump Tower to his absence at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Trump has displayed on an...

Looking Back—Hollywood as a Barometer of Jews’ Sense of Security

A frequently ignored fact about Hollywood, its images and messages is that it can serve as a barometer of the Jewish community and its...

AMERICA: Meet the ‘Plurals’

A guest blog on The Wide Angle by two of the nation's leading experts on Millennials and generational change, Morley Winograd and Mike Hais....

Time for a Reality Check

American Jews Need To Stop Crying Anti-Semitism — And Start Standing Up For Liberal Values By David A. Lehrer                                                                                        March 30, 2018 These can be trying...

Conspiracies Suffuse the White House

Donald Trump has been obsessed with “fake news,” it is his go to excuse for facts he dislikes, for accusations he prefers to ignore...

Reason on Campus

This week UCLA's chancellor, Gene Block, issued a strongly worded statement regarding the planned speech of a political extremist on campus. The speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos,...

Bigotry in Context—the Dangers of Trump

The media “sh*tstorm” is perpetual. Donald Trump has managed to suck up the media oxygen virtually 24/7. If it isn’t his “sh*thole” comments about...

Despite a Year of Anxiety, a Note of Hope

As 2017 comes to a close, the weariness and exhaustion generated by the Donald Trump presidency seem everywhere. Dinner conversations inevitably come around to dreary discussions...

The Moment of Truth—No More Excuses

While pundits debate whether the president is truly unhinged or playing a wily game of diversion, there is one realm in which the jury of rational...

The Fallout of Bigotry

Many in the civil rights community have warned of the corrosive effects of President Trump’s attitude towards minorities and extremists from the day he...

Words—Historic and Current—To Be Heeded

In November, 1953, less than a year into his first term in office, during the height of the McCarthy era, President Eisenhower received an...

The Vengeful Gods of Purity

The Vengeful Gods of Purity By David A. Lehrer It’s all too predictable, a religious/ethnic/political leader dares to deviate from the orthodoxy of the day and...

Trump and Charlottsville—Why the Meltdown?

  In the aftermath of Trump's press conference at Trump Tower last week, there have been countless analyses of why he chose to undo his...

Trump and Charlottesville – Why the meltdown?

In the aftermath of Trump’s Tuesday press conference at Trump Tower, there have been countless analyses of why he chose to undo his conciliatory...

Trump (and America) as victims – the implications

For decades civil rights organizations in the United States have toted up hate crimes, tracked and reported on the growth (and decline) of extremist...

Passivity, Threats of Violence and Integration in LA

Two weeks ago---before the Donald Jr./Russia revelations--- the president of the United States was testing our tolerance for outrage with a video tweet of...

The Positive News Ignored Amidst the Dreary

Every day brings troubling headlines which justify concern and angst; from the White House to Syria to Russia, the world seems to be upended...

Has Trump split the Jewish community? Hardly.

Every four years, in an attempt to maximize their share of the “Jewish vote,” the major political parties include language in their national platforms...

The Future and Young Voters?

The Future and Young Voters? By Morley Winograd and Michael Hais* “The man who is not a socialist (read ‘liberal’ in the United States) at 20...

“Truth is anything you can get away with”

This week’s Jewish Journal contains an op/ed by Dennis Prager, a radio talk show host with a periodic column in this paper. He holds...

What Is Not Said Can Be Crucial

The talk shows and cable news networks are busy conjecturing as to whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Sergey Kislak, the Russian ambassador...

Concern, not panic

There has been an epidemic of anti-Semitic threats and acts of vandalism directed at Jewish institutions in the United States over the past several...

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Alex Jones and Donald Trump

The month since Trump’s inauguration has been fascinating. One can watch “leaders” of the Jewish community engage in cost-benefit analyses to determine whether they...

A FAILURE TO SPEAK UP—AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

The month since Trump’s inauguration has been fascinating. One can watch “leaders” of the Jewish community engage in cost-benefit analyses to determine whether they...

  Trump's too little, too late response to anti-Semitism By David A. Lehrer                                                                                   February 21, 2017 The headlines blared out "Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism" as President...

Beware of ‘great friends’

Yesterday’s press conference with President Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated, as if one needed more evidence, that political leaders---no matter the...

Tuition-free college would rev up California’s economic engine

Tuition-free college would rev up California’s economic engines                                 ...

Impressive Successes in Moving Up the Poor

President Trump continued promoting his dystopian vision of America in his inaugural speech on Friday, The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our...

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