George Soros's son speaks out forcefully

in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long, ugly story.” Alexander Soros is…

Trump, Anti-Semitism, and the Apocalypse

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen, according to these believers, when…

The Republicans' Jewish problem

Here are some friendly words of advice to my Republican friends eager to regurgitate Donald Trump’s talking point about the Democratic Party being “anti-Jewish.” Before you hold up Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as the poster child for anti-Semitic tropes, note that Trump himself already occupies that space. After all, he told those “good negotiator” Jewish…

CO-Sen: “We don’t need more Jews in office.”

As you know, I like to share a lot of campaign e-mails from incumbents and candidates because I want to get folks involved and active in Democrats’ campaigns. One of the many e-mails I received today came from former Colorado House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate, Andrew Romanoff (D. CO), who recently faced Anti-Semitism on the…

Trump demands Omar resign over anti-Semitic tropes. Himself? Not so much

Never one to miss an opportunity to get his hate on, Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) resign over her unfortunate “all about the Benjamins” comment. Calling her well-received apology “lame,” Trump complained, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. I think she should either resign from Congress or she…

The Victims

x The victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre—murdered on a Shabbat morning in the middle of America—included two brothers in their fifties, a couple in their eighties, and a 97-year-old woman. There are simply no words. https://t.co/AiPsLHEqvC — Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) October 28, 2018 x At least 4 of these victims were alive during Hitler's…

)))Anti-Semitism(((: When punctuation meets racism

There’s a lot of mention here at Daily Kos of dog-whistles and coded language. At times, that seems to verge on the difficult-to-believe; does the far-right really read so much into single words as we on the Left like to imply? The answer, at least sometimes, is yes. Indeed, among segments of the online alt-right,…