Muslim American Kudos for Ohio’s “…sustained, non-partisan critique of the veiled bigotry of [Josh Mandel's ad]

From a column at Religions Dispatches, “Surprise: Local Press Does Good Job Covering Anti-Islam Campaigning…”: Perhaps one of the most interesting political backlashes against Islamophobic ads happened in Ohio where the Republican challenger for the State Treasurer, Josh Mandel, launched anattack against the incumbent, Kevin Boyce, claiming that Boyce showed favoritism in his hiring practices.…

[video] Fear Not; Embrace the Politics of Empathy & Ethical Passion

A wonderful writer and someone I consider a friend, Suzanne Reisman, posted this excellent entry, Please Refuse to Let Fear Drive Your Politics, just a day after I posted Reject Josh Mandel Supporter’s Fearmongering Campaigns. Anyone who files to run for office should have to watch this excellent short video about the role and danger…

Reject Josh Mandel Supporters’ Fearmongering Whisper Campaigns

In 2008, people who supported Josh Mandel for re-election to the Ohio Statehouse (in my district, Ohio 17) tried to convince me to comment on fabricated fears that they had stitched together, and I refused.  They were working to fan flames of fear in relation to Mandel’s opponent that year and the opponent’s wife. Mandel…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Takes Young Gun Author, GOP US Rep. Eric Cantor To Task Over Nazi Dresser-Upper

The video: And the full post at Think Progress. I’ve maligned the Young Guns program before, but here’s what the program says about itself: America is standing at a critical crossroads, and Young Guns candidates give America the best opportunity to move our country in the right direction. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by…

Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition. Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest…

On anniversary of Kristallnacht, this is how some Americans feel about Jews

From AmericaBlog (via The Nookular Option): Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel criticized a Teabagger protester in Washington, DC this week who held up a sign showing dead bodies from the Dachau concentration camp stacked in a pile, and compared this to the Democrats’ health care reform plan. Here are a few of the…

Beachwood HS students’ film on Holocaust survivors living in Cleveland debuts Yom HaShoah 2010

From the Twinsburg Sun: During his first year as Beachwood schools superintendent in 2004-05, Richard Markwardt realized the district has a valuable resource in its senior citizens. The group includes survivors of the Holocaust – the systematic persecution and murder of about six million European Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II. “They lived a part…