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AIPAC’s Destructive Reach in American Politics: How it made an Example of Rep. Jamal Bowman

Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – Rep. Jamal Bowman’s loss to George Latimer for the 16th District of New York in the Democratic primary illustrates the destructive reach of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israel wading into American electoral politics. Their agenda is driven by a single issue, about which […]

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Not your Father’s Israel: Extremist Israeli PM Netanyahu is Playing Biden and Blinken for Fools

Though Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries signed onto inviting Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to address Congress on July 24 in the “spirit of bi-partisanship,” many US and Israeli Jews loudly object. They plan a major demonstration in Washington to show up his address. The organization UnXeptable is organizing an effort to have […]

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Are Republicans the Party of the Working Class?

Flag of the United States Republican Party. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by the Republican Party from September 24, 2020. By Les Leopold / Substack On November 3, 2020, Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R, MO) tweeted: “We are a working-class party now. That’s the future.” I wrote Wall Street’s War on Workers, in part, to figure out if […]

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Hubert Humphrey Redux? Biden is Risking Election and Country with his Embrace of Netanyahu’s War

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – CNN reports ominously this week that “Biden is actually 11 percentage points behind Trump among young voters 18-34 in a head-to-head match in a CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released over the weekend.” CNN continues that 71% of Americans disapprove of his handling of the Gaza campaign! That rises […]

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Poll: Most Americans don’t agree with Biden Administration’s support for Israel’s Military Campaign

East Lansing, MI (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – For 176 days, the world has borne witness to Israel’s use of disproportionate, and arguably, genocidal force against the people of Gaza. The civilians, children, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and neighbors of Gaza. As of the time of this writing, Al-Jazeera reports that […]

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Invisible No More: The Gov’t could Soon include Americans of Middle East and N. African Origin in its Data

By Simon Marshall-Shah | ( Michigan Advance ) – Without equitable data systems, governmental policies will always come up short of fairly representing all of the people they are intended to serve.  It is with that in mind that we at the Michigan League for Public Policy and many of our partners have long advocated […]