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In which your blogger becomes a blogginghead.

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So, y’all know about that really cool thing out there in the blogosphere called bloggingheads tv, right? In which really cool people sit around ye ol’ computer monitor and jaw about something they know a lot about? It makes for really interesting, fly-on-the-wall type watching, and as I say: It’s really cool.

Well.

Last week, Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, and senior editor at Religion Dispatches, AND a blogginghead herself, on The Posner Show — asked me to do a segment for her show! And so I did. It was posted at the bloggingheads tv site on Friday afternoon — and it’s been a busy few days so I’m just getting around to posting it here!

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If you’d like just little 2-4 minute slices of that larger whole, however, that’s an option, too!

To view just the bit where I talk about why I left Israel, click here, and why I don’t think we’ll never move back, click here. Interested in the race riots that recently took place in South Tel Aviv? Click here. Jerusalem more your bag? Click here. To see our conversation about if the American Jewish community understands just how far right the Israeli government has swung in recent years, click here. And finally, for my thoughts on if I think Peter Beinart’s Open Zion blog is a worthwhile experiment? Click here (hint: yes, I do).

Two notes: I consistently said “in the government” when I meant to say “in the coalition.” Also, I referred to the girl as being nearly 8 years old, whereas in reality, she’s nearly 9. Management regrets the errors.

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Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.

His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.

Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:

Winners

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice,  and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.

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After bombing in #DemDebate internet changes Mike Bloomberg’s ‘death’ date on Wikipedia

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Someone online changed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's information on Wikipedia during the Wednesday debate to say that he died on Feb. 19.

After being ripped to shreds during the MSNBC Democratic debate, it became clear that Bloomberg wasn't quite as prepared as the other Democratic candidates.

The Wikipedia article was also changed to indicate that his cause of death was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

https://twitter.com/joshrobin/status/1230333066280886273

Bloomberg had several unfortunate moments, namely his refusal to release female accusers from nondisclosure agreements, he came out in favor of fracking, he blamed India for China's involvement in climate change, and many many more things.

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Internet slams ‘cringe-worthy elitist’ Mike Bloomberg for saying he’s too rich to use TurboTax

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At the Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stumbled after being asked when he will release his tax returns, when he suggested that he "can't go to TurboTax" because he's too wealthy.

Moderator: "You've said you'll release your tax returns, but why do Democrats have to wait?"

Bloomberg: "We do business around the world. The document will be thousands of pages. I can't go to TurboTax."

😂😂😂#DemDebate

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