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

Ninety-year-old Muftia Tlaib and US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib [Twitter]

Tlaib’s ‘grandma’ claim hypocritical

It’s curious that U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib would travel to a country – namely, Israel – that they suggest replicates Nazi Germany. Of course, Israel is no Nazi Germany. No concentration camps,...
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Trump, McConnell share blame for mass shootings

President Trump’s rhetoric that might have inspired killers like Patrick Crusius in El Paso and Connor Betts in Dayton, Ohio, last Saturday (Aug. 3) along with Mitch McConnell’s refusal to move gun control legislation,...

Lewis, Warren, and the New York Times pile on Israel

The ongoing anti-Jewish/anti-Israel movement is finding enablers in credible people and institutions in America. Namely, civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis; Sen. Elizabeth Warren; and The New York Times. The use of enablers is...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Credit: Screenshot.

Words from Trump, Tlaib shame America

Their messages were aimed at different people, but both screeds were just as historically shameful. In a 10-day period, our president and a congresswoman from Detroit uttered some of the most disgraceful words ever...
U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Nov. 14, 2018. Credit: Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

Democrats call out Trump but not their own bigots

The Democratic party’s response to President Trump’s disgusting taunts makes Democrats in the House of Representatives vulnerable to charges of hypocrisy. Trump was called out by House Democrats for denouncing perceived immigrants in Congress, yet...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

Berger is Sen. Warren’s self- inflicted campaign wound

After five months of struggling her way out of Rodney-Dangerfield status, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren could lose much of the voters’ respect through a crisis of her own making – hiring a campaign staffer...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, incoming House Democrat representing Queens, N.Y. Credit: Ocasio-Cortez campaign.

Holocaust, detention centers, and Ocasio- Cortez

The dentist in the television series Seinfeld, Tim Whatley, D.D.S., converted to Judaism in order to tell Jewish jokes, so perhaps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Jewish roots to exploit Jewish suffering – and in the process...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Democratic opposition to Israel’s government grows

Democrats are in denial when they claim that Israel’s perception within the party is solid. Its image has ebbed among Democrats and other Americans, primarily on the liberal side, and it is difficult to...

Real gun laws are needed in America today

Twenty years after the Columbine massacre and thousands of murders later, Isiaka Meite was shot to death in Southwest Philly Sunday night, June 16, and two days later a Trump appointee urged a “let...
Rabea Ali

Abrasive questions on Israel asked of Engel

Rabea Ali, president of the Muslim Students Association at Manhattan College, wasted no time challenging U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel’s advocacy in a campus speech for Israel when she asked, “And how do you find...

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