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Jonathan Waterlow: The jokes always saved us — humor in the time of Stalin

In a world of stifling conformity and endless fake news, even simple satirical barbs can serve as a profoundly personal assertion that ‘I joke, therefore I am.’

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Angele Ellis: Naomi Shihab Nye’s “The Tiny Journalist”

In her latest collection of poems, an award-winning poet explores resistance and hope among the Palestinian people.

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Lawson: O King

The president recently promoted himself as “like the King of Israel… the second coming of God.” Poet John Lawson gives the president his due.

August 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Jon Queally: Just Hours After Anti-Semitic Remarks, Trump Promotes Himself as ‘King of Israel… Second Coming of God’

“The President is a raving lunatic,” responded Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum. “He is not well.”

August 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: To Netanyahu

My Palestinian father named his donkey after you…
Now I think he insulted the donkey.

August 16, 2019 · 6 Comments

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