Posts Tagged ‘election’

JN Editorial: Michigan Legislature is Undermining the Will of the People

The Michigan legislature is using dark of night tactics to thwart the will of the people during the lame duck session, when many of the legislators have been termed out or voted out and cannot be held accountable for their actions. As of Dec. 5, legislators introduced and, in some cases, passed bills that would…

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Commentary: Jewish Support for Trump has Eroded

We should be grateful for small favors. That refers to the diminished support for Donald Trump from Jews in the 2018 mid-term election when compared to 2016 when Trump was elected president. In analyzing the midterm, much of the media focused on the fact that Jews voted overwhelmingly for Democrats. But that missed the point;…

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Jewfro: The Future Is History …

I spent election day working the polls at New Paradigm Glazer Academy. In between voters, I scoured the news from November 1918 for clues about the shape of our community and the state of our union. Here is some of what I gleaned from the pages of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle — by way of…

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After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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Guest Column: JCRC/AJC Endorses Proposals 2 & 3

I have a confession to make. I have never waited in line to vote. Having voted in Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Birmingham, I have often sent in an absentee ballot; and when I have gone in person, I have never had more than one or two people in front of me. Now…

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Progressive Powerhouse

Native Detroiter’s ‘Tech For Campaigns’ is helping to elect Democrats in eight states. Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Bloomfield Hills native, now San Francisco resident, Jessica Alter, 39, is a tech entrepreneur who has put her skills to use to help change America’s political climate. A feeling of discontent with the country’s leadership…

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Top of the Ticket

Conversations with Michigan’s candidates for governor. Jackie Headapohl  Managing Editor During the last month, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette each visited the JN office where we discussed topics of concern to Michiganders and the Jewish community. Here are highlights from those conversations. Gretchen Whitmer DOB: Aug. 23, 1971 (age 47) Hometown:…

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U.S. Senate Candidates

During the campaign season, incumbent Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her opponent, Republican businessman John James, came into the Jewish News’ Southfield office to answer questions about their policies and priorities. Here are highlights from those conversations. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Republican John James Q: Historically, support for Israel has been bipartisan, but now…

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Meet The Candidates In State Races

The JN reached out to the candidates in the following four races with a questionnaire. Their answers are below, edited for length and clarity. Meet The Michigan Congressional Candidates 11th Senate District The 11th Senate District includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak…

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