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Of Course I Would Vote For Bernie Sanders

Posted on February 25, 2020

Apologies to those readers who prefer reports about the latest 1782 cases and Hague Service Convention news, but as you can imagine if you read the news, politics is becoming all-consuming here and it’ll stay that way at least through early March. The convention wisdom has it that Sen. Bernie Sanders is now the Democratic frontrunner. He is not my first choice for Democratic nominee. He is not my second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth choice. For the most part his policies are not my preferred policies, and in some cases I find his views unsettling and very concerning. On the one hand, a Jewish major party nominee would be a real milestone, and Sanders is recognizably Jewish and has views and an outlook…

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See Something, Say Something: Letters Blogatory on Trump

Posted on February 12, 2020

I am re-upping this post from December 10, 2015, in light of the resignations at the Department of Justice yesterday. What do you think? Readers abroad, you may not have heard the phrase, “If you see something, say something.” It’s something we here in the U.S. see all the time in public places and on trains and at airports. The idea is that if you see an unattended package on a seat in your train car, let the conductor know. This idea is part of the response to the new threats we face in the post-9/11 world. I want to put the saying to another use today. We’ve all read about Donald Trump’s recent outrageous statements.

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