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Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In early February, in a segment about the “far left agenda” on college campuses, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “higher education is the biggest threat to Americans right now.” His guest on the show at the time, Lou Dobbs, went even further - saying that the greatest threat is the “left wing” in ...

Trump performing balancing act between supporting, ignoring Jewish interests

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In his first 22 days in office, President Donald Trump has met with a slew of foreign leaders. Last week, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came for his first official visit with the Trump administration on Feb. 15, the two leaders held a joint press conference. During his campaign, Trump promised to warm ...

Refugees revisited: resettlement in the Trump era

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In November 2015, I wrote a piece on the question of the Syrian refugee resettlement program and what American policy should be, moving forward after the terror attacks in Paris. In that piece, I asserted that “even with the intensive screening process put in place by Congress already, there is no way ...

Neil Gorsuch should be given fair chance, might be good for American Jews

By Max Breene Sports editor @maxbreene18             On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to be the next associate Supreme Court justice of the United States. Gorsuch’s nomination comes nearly a month after the end of ...

Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon. “When refugees are under attack, what do we do? Stand up; fight back,” chanted Sibay, the vice president of Students for ...

A response to anti-Semitism in wake of rising hate crimes

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in this country, there have been an increased number of hate crimes against many marginalized communities. These acts of hate range from a white teacher calling her black students the n-word in a classroom in Baltimore, to a swastika drawn on a wall at ...

Should Jews be worried about upcoming election?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh In these last few weeks leading up to the presidential election, the alarmists have gained the floor. Much of the Orthodox community, putting Israel above all else, has Hillary Clinton pegged as a Jew-hater because some of her top advisors, such as Huma Abedin, have expressed their disapproval with ...

Presidential candidates express varied opinions, positions on Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD With the presidential debates in full swing, the 2016 election cycle has finally begun. Citizens across the U.S. are ramping up for the preliminary campaigns, following the candidates and arranging their priorities to decide what will be most important to them when they cast their votes  next ...