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Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

US Lawmakers in Bolivia to Press for Ostreicher’s Release

Two members of Congress are in Bolivia to press for the release of an American Jewish businessman who has been jailed there without charges...

In Polls: Labor Picking Up Speed as Likud-Beitenu Faces Loss of Seats

Weekly poll average: Likud-Beitenu at 38 seats; Labor at 22; the Right wing parties a little over 66 seats and the left has just under 54. The Jewish Home-National Union list rose to 9 seats while Kadima continues its decline into oblivion.

Markets, Politics, And The True Legacy Of Adam Smith

We wonder about the endlessly volatile markets and also (not often enough) about plainly unequal distributions of national wealth, but are the nation’s official policy responses based on correct views of classical economic theory? In particular, what about Adam Smith and his oft-quoted arguments for “free market capitalism”? More than any other classical theorist, Smith has been embraced by conservatives.

African American May Run for NY Mayor as Fusion Candidate of Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals

The NY Post's Michael Benjamin, himself a former Democratic assemblyman, reported that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith from Queens, a Democrat, is planning to be the city's 109th mayor, come 2013, running on the Republican ticket. He also suggested that Smith’s trial balloon had rattled some GOP leaders, who are attempting to nip it in the bud. Democrats are saying Smith is just a stalking horse for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meant to sway black votes from former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Bolivian Cabinet to Deliberate Ostreicher Case

Bolivian Cabinet ministers told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives human rights subcommittee that they would look into the case of a...

Pesach

On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the Titanic struck an iceberg. It sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15. Thus, this month (both according to the Jewish and secular calendars) marks the centennial of the disaster. Despite the passage of time, the tragedy still fascinates people and continues to be a source of lessons learned - both good and bad.

Does Questioning Evolution Make One Anti-Science?

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman thinks Republicans are knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. In the not-too-distant future he sees a Republican half-wit winning the presidency and dragging America back to the Stone Age.

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