Ron Klein: Set common-sense agenda, provide answers —and fix things: An agenda for Democrats

A lot of people believe that our nation’s two-party system has failed us. Republican elected officials, led by the president, have turned sharply right wing and seem to have no interest in finding consensus and common ground with Democrats or independents. The tax bill was a typical example. With no public hearings or opportunity for…

Forward: Trump was right to fire Tillerson — but he did it for all the wrong reasons

Rex Tillerson barely made it past a year before he was summarily fired by President Trump. It was more of a beheading than an actual firing, a public humiliation to which hardly any Secretary of State has ever been treated. And no one at the State Department is shedding a tear. Why? Because he was…

Jerusalem Post: The erosion of a woman’s right

I remember “Anne,” a young woman I treated in my social work practice, who told me about an unwanted pregnancy. A graduate student at UCLA, she was not ready to have a child or get married – that was for later, after grad school. The year was 1970; abortion was illegal. Anne was willing to…

Boston Herald: Grossman: Candidates must stand up to rising anti-Semitism

The numbers are startling. According to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents,” the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 57 percent in the past year. That’s “the largest single-year increase on record,” the ADL notes. In 2017, Jewish cemeteries were vandalized — their headstones toppled, their monuments spray-painted with…

Joel Rubin: Voting for Jewish values means voting for Conor Lamb

You may not realize it, but western Pennsylvania’s Jewish values are being debated right now in the special election to succeed former Rep. Tim Murphy. The winner of this election will represent those values in Washington. As a native Pittsburgher with deep roots in the Jewish community going back multiple generations, I believe that there…