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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Brandeis University
Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, Massachusetts, nine miles (14 km) west of Boston. The University has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students. In 2009, it was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as the number 31 national university in the United States. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 30 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined and among the top 15 national research universities in 2009. - Source: Wikipedia
Present-day Vienna is one of the world's most beautiful cities. But its charms are those of a museum-cum-theme park featuring a talented repertory company, a place for visitors to soak up the remnants — musical, artistic, architectural and intellectual — of a splendid but moribund past. A century ago, even as the once-mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire began to disintegrate, Vienna was still a living center of culture and commerce, rivaling Paris, London and Moscow and, at least on the aesthetic and intellectual sides, far outshining its rival German-speaking capital, Berlin.
It's been largely played for laughs, but the coincidence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah is no laughing matter for many Jews, who are struggling to preserve the religious significance of the day while competing with holiday demands, football games and the starting gun for the year-end shopping rush.
While the U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to consider ending the extraordinary cash infusions it has pumped into world markets since 2008, such a change of course would pose big challenges for Europe's debt-strapped economies and for many of the world's developing countries.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation," remains one of the most divisive forces in U.S. race relations, a reputation he is only enhancing with his current role in the murder trial of George Zimmerman.
There have been many impressive books written about the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates during the 1858 Senate election in Illinois. Harry V. Jaffa, Harold Holzer and Allen Carl Guelzo all stand out for their analyses of one of the most important events in U.S. political history. So much so, it makes one wonder if there's anything really left to discuss.
Like Chicago Cubs fans in spring, Jewish Republicans start every presidential election season hoping this will be their year.
A settlement has been reached that will keep the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University open with its collection intact.
It would be so much easier to pray if God would get a Twitter account. Or at least a Facebook page.
In the non-traditional stream of the Jewish Orthodox tradition, rigidity is left behind, but the principles are still there.