The past several days have left many Jews in the United States feeling shell-shocked. Attacks against them seem to be coming from all quarters. First, on Thursday, the New York Times’ International Edition published a stunningly antisemitic cartoon on its op-ed page. It portrayed a blind President Donald Trump wearing the garb of an ultra-Orthodox Jew, replete with a black suit and a black yarmulke, with the blackened sunglasses of a blind man being led by a seeing-eye dog with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s face.If the message – that Jewish dogs are leading the blind American by the nose — wasn’t clear enough, the Netanyahu dog was wearing a collar with a Star of David medallion, just to make the point unmistakable. Under a torrent of criticism, after first refusing to apologize for the cartoon, which it removed from its online edition, the Times issued an acknowledment on Sunday, but has taken no action against the editors responsible. Two … [Read more...] about Caroline Glick: New York Times, Central Clearinghouse of Antisemitism in America
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GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Wednesday the country was facing its toughest economic situation in 40 years, and the United States, not the government, was to blame. U.S. President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions. Workers, including truck drivers, farmers and merchants, have since launched sporadic protests against economic hardships, which have occasionally led to confrontations with security forces. “Today the country is facing the biggest pressure and economic sanctions in the past 40 years,” Hassan Rouhani said, according to the presidential website. “Today our problems are primarily because of pressure from America and its followers. And the dutiful government and Islamic system should not be blamed,” he added. Rouhani spoke at a ceremony at the shrine of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - part of a series of events leading up to the 40th … [Read more...] about Iran facing the toughest economic situation in 40 years
Welton Street Café is an east Denver community institution. Occupying a corner spot in Five Points Plaza — about a block from the neighborhood’s namesake intersection, just off a light-rail stop — the diner has been serving wings and Southern-style and Caribbean fare since 1999. Owner/founder Flynn Dickerson, who runs the place with his children, said the recent wave of growth and development that has swept over Five Points has boosted traffic at his restaurant, but also created uncertainty, particularly since a new owner and property management group took over the plaza three years ago. “I want to say, in a good way, it has helped. It’s helped somewhat,” Dickerson said of the boom in a neighborhood the Denver City Council declared blighted five years ago. “As far as rent, we face a scary situation. They just arbitrarily give us rent based on how they feel. They say we have a lease. We’ve asked for a lease, but they … [Read more...] about “Gentrification moves fast”: A hard look at economic displacement in Denver’s most historic black neighborhood
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySarah Lyall Oct. 12, 2018 Hello! This week I’m in Erie, Pa., where I’ve just been to one of the more arresting spectacles of the 2018 election calendar: a campaign rally featuring President Trump. President Trump loves rallies! He loves the adoration of the crowds who attend his rallies! He traveled here at the very moment Hurricane Michael was barreling across Florida because, he said, remaining in Washington to monitor the storm’s devastation “would have been very, very unfair to thousands of people” waiting to see him in Erie. These events, which he has been attending frequently as the midterms approach and which consist of crowds of fans cheering and chanting while he promotes local candidates (and himself), are not unique to him; President Barack Obama … [Read more...] about Abroad in America: What Really Happens at a Trump Rally?
Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Published 1:03 pm PDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 WASHINGTON - Former vice president Joe Biden on Thursday mocked President Donald Trump's habit of boasting about his intelligence, in one of his most direct critiques of the president ahead of a potential 2020 White House bid. In a wide-ranging speech in Washington on labor issues and economic policy, Biden told the audience that he had performed well on standardized tests as a student, then quipped: "I'm clearly not as smart as Trump, the smartest man in the world. But I have a relatively high IQ." Trump in January praised himself as a "very stable genius" and frequently boasted long before his 2016 presidential run that his IQ "is one of the highest." Thursday's speech marked Biden's third appearance on the national stage in recent weeks. Late last month, he issued a veiled rebuke of Trump in an emotional eulogy for the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) in Phoenix. He also … [Read more...] about Biden: ‘I’m clearly not as smart as Trump, the smartest man in the world’