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Why did comedian Trevor Noah decide to stiff JFCS? Your guess is as good as theirs. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah cancels gig, costs Philly Jewish charity $200,000

Funny business

Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia assists 25,000 people each year. Next year, thanks to 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, they might have to help a few less. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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Krasner: Time to talk tough about thinking smart. (Photo via KrasnerforDA.com.)

Larry Krasner's teachable moment

The district attorney's quandary

Philadelphia’s new district attorney, Larry Krasner, promised to stop wasting public resources on punitive justice. But how can he placate grieving friends and relatives of crime victims? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Sinclair’s sin

Their master’s voice

Liberals and journalism professors are up in arms because the Sinclair Broadcast Group required TV anchors to recite an identical speech. But nobody has zeroed in on precisely what Sinclair did wrong. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Why is Lara writing to me? Suppose Eric finds out? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

"Dear Friend": Messages from Donald Trump

"Are you with us?" My mail from the Trump camp

Catching up on recent e-mail correspondence from Lara Trump, Trump Headquarters, and the president himself. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Donald Trump as ‘The Third Man’

What they did for love

Understanding President Trump’s loyal base, with a little help from a 1949 film classic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in 'Shane': Ultimate sacrifice. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

The joy of unrequited love

What do 'Shane' and 'Norma Rae' have in common?

Some of the best novels, plays, and films tantalize you with relationships that never actually come to fruition. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Russian painter Maria Feorodovna's 'The Miser' (1890). (Image via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Understanding Trump (once again)

The method to his madness

If you're puzzled by the latest barrage of loopy behavior from the Trump White House, read on. For every seeming inconsistency in Donald Trump’s actions, there’s a consistent (if not necessarily rational) explanation. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Overbrook High School: Incubator for an angry teacher.  (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Trump and guns

Teachers who love students (and other Trump fallacies)

After his response to the Parkland school shooting, President Trump was widely criticized for wanting to arm schoolteachers. Two arguments don’t seem to have occurred to other critics. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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People's Light took special measures to ensure they'd have a multicultural — rather than Jewish — cast. (Photo by Tori Harvey.)

The All Lives Matter-ing of Anne Frank

Is Anne Frank "too Jewish"?

Two multicultural productions of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' raise questions about the Jewishness of Anne's story. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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Pastor to the powerful: Graham with the Reagans. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

Billy Graham: The final verdict

Billy Graham meets his maker (at last)

Under the skin, the late evangelist Billy Graham was a true audience junkie. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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