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  • Federations join together for Birthright trip

    Federations join together for Birthright trip
    From July 1-11, 40 young Jewish adults from 22-26 from Broward and South Palm Beach county will be exploring Israel on a free 10-day community bus, courtesy of the Taglit-Birthright Israel organization and the Jewish Federations of Broward County and...
  • 'It's going to be like losing Bob Sheppard's famous voice...'

     
    Clerk Cynthia Biedenkopf has worked for Bethlehem for 31 years, starting in the midst of the fiery debate over an incinerator. Nanette Snyder has been with the city for 22 years, coming in time to witness the debate over selling the city landfill. Between...
  • As Romney weighs '16 bid, some past donors in Chicago commit to Jeb Bush

    As Romney weighs '16 bid, some past donors in Chicago commit to Jeb Bush
    Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states like Illinois have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The donors, in interviews with The...
  • Despite difficult quarter, Las Vegas Sands posts record profit for 2014

    Despite difficult quarter, Las Vegas Sands posts record profit for 2014
    The gravy train that is Las Vegas Sands Corp. hit the brakes in the fourth quarter of 2014, as its net revenues for the quarter fell 6.6 percent to $3.42 billion, compared to $3.66 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. The down quarter did not stop the...
  • Boehner, Netanyahu outsmarted themselves

    Boehner, Netanyahu outsmarted themselves
    When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behavior of people who were so cocky that they did really dumb things — "He's so smart, he's stupid." I thought of this expression when I heard House Speaker John Boehner...
  • On world stage, Valley's recovery still lags

    On world stage, Valley's recovery still lags
    WATCH THIS: Get your income tax refund from your nearest Wal-Mart. FirstEnergy Corp. names Edward L. Shuttleworth new regional president of its Metropolitan Edison Co. subsidiary. One report pegs the Lehigh Valley economy as a bit slouchy on a global...
  • Adelson will take over as Sands China CEO

    Adelson will take over as Sands China CEO
    The corporate owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has named a new leader for its operations in China. It's Sheldon Adelson, the outspoken, 81-year-old billionaire and Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman and chief executive, who will add the CEO title to...
  • Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?

    Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?
    It's now been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on campaign spending by organizations. While companies and individuals can now give unlimited amounts to political candidates and groups, the real effects of the Citizens United case and...
  • Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?

    Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?
    I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...
  • Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest

    Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest
    This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election
    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...