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Ticker is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia.  He may be contacted via [email protected]

New York City’s semantic battle over ‘Palestine’

Kalman Yeger spoke truth to power and power in turn spoke its concept of truth to Kalman Yeger. The saga of Kalman Yeger opened with his March 20 tweet: “Palestine does not exist.” Yeger’s bosses...
Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar (Twitter)

Trump, Omar and Tlaub should cool their rhetoric

Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaub all issued hollow statements after 49 Muslims praying at two New Zealand mosques were mowed down by gunfire on Friday – after Trump, Omar, and Tlaib played...
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Democrats’ left wing frequently slanders Israel

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, seems to equate homophobia with the plight of the Palestinians. His experiences as a homosexual, he suggested, helped him empathize with the “human rights” violations suffered by the Palestinians. Pocan...
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Rashida Tlaib’s hypocrisy toward racism

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s jabbing accusation during the Cohen hearing must give us pause: “I’m saying that in itself it is a racist act.” So should U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s statement of Dec. 23, 2016:...
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Could U.S. Democrats go the way of British Labour?

To take a firm stand against institutionalized anti-Semitism, nine members of Britain’s Parliament tested the waters to leave their political comfort zone this past week by resigning as members of the Labour Party. Perhaps this...
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: Garry Knight via Wikimedia Commons.

An alliance between U.S. and British leftists?

The week opened with a loose alliance formed between AOC, as the Bronx/Queens congresswoman is known, and Britain’s Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. By Friday, a predictable rumor emerged that a Jewish Labour member...
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Rashida Tlaib likely a one-termer

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib may persist the next two years calling out Sen. Marco Rubio’s 800,000 Jewish constituents for dual loyalty, but not likely from Capitol Hill after 2020. Tlaib is about as vulnerable as...

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