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Reb Moti · 1M ago

Book Review: In Search of the Lost Chord

In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea by Danny Goldberg Akashic Books Some years ago I did a review for Jewish Currents of a three-volume study of Jews in the creative arts. ...
Reb Moti · 1M ago

Some thoughts on antisemitism

On August 11, far right activists marched by torchlight through Charlottesville, Virginia. Their action, which was explicitly antisemitic, threatened worshipers at the small synagogue there ...
Reb Moti · 2M ago

Resistance, Resilience, and Love

Remarks delivered under the title “Climate Change and Health” at the Dialog on Sustainability, Kansas State University, July 22, 2017I'm going to start with 3 suppositions: The first thing i...
Reb Moti · 2M ago

An Open Letter to Greg Orman

Dear Greg: I hope you’re doing well. I met Sybil for the first time last week at Starbuck’s; she was there with Cindy Holscher. Meeting her reminded me that I’ve been meaning to reach out to...
Reb Moti · 2M ago

How Tim Owens Saved Kansas

I want to relate a little story that might otherwise get lost in the historical shuffle.The first year I was a lobbyist in Kansas was 2012. It was a very eventful year: the Brownback tax "ex...
Reb Moti · 3M ago

Barbecue, Hold the Politics

An old friend, a musician, came in from out of town. His band was playing a barbecue festival in south KC, so I went. It was a thing I would never have gone to otherwise; in fact, I had neve...
Reb Moti · 5M ago

The End of Growing the New American Economy

Jeffrey Sachs is probably the country’s predominant expert on sustainable development. He has written a number of bestselling books on the subject, and also was an adviser to Bernie Sanders ...
Reb Moti · 6M ago

The Devil's Bargain

Here’s what’s a somewhat longer and thought out version of what’s been coming out of my mouth the last few times I’ve spoken: The system is broken. In 2003 the Bush Administration led us t...
Reb Moti · 6M ago

Brownback Agoniste

Rumors are flying that Sam Brownback is about to get a post in the Trump Administration. As he prepares to leave behind the flaming wreckage his policies have caused in Kansas, it's time for...
Reb Moti · 7M ago

The Resilience of the White Right

I recently read the book, The End of White Christian America by Robert Jones. He's the CEO of PRRI, a institution in Washington that researches public attitudes toward religion. The book tra...