The Iran deal has been put together over a two-year period and shouldn't be so easily dismissed with slogans and cries about Iran being untrustworthy.
Citing conflicting opinions among its members and deploring the acrimony of the debate, the largest movement of Jewish Americans has declined to support or oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
Sitting in the pews, we have “a supporter of the deal sitting next to an opponent of the deal hearing a sermon by a rabbi who is somewhere in the middle,” Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said Wednesday. “There is not one answer to the biggest questions that face our movement and our world.”
Editorial: The Second Amendment is not in jeopardy. It is not going to be revoked or altered. The right to bear arms will not be abridged.
Numbers do not favor the argument that guns keep people safe and protected.
340 rabbis sent a letter to Congress Aug. 17 supporting the agreement and rejecting the notion that most American Jews oppose it.
Rabbis' statement: "The deal with Iran seeks to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear bomb while also reaffirming the United States' commitment to the pursuit of peaceful foreign policy solutions."
The U.S. murder rate by firearms is about 20 times the average of other high-income countries. Many blame weak federal regulations that allow people to acquire weapons far too easily.
Catholic advocates say that agreement across a broad spectrum of Catholic groups in support of the Iran nuclear deal demonstrates a "seamless garment" approach to difficult public policy issues.
The term "alien" has been eliminated from California state labor codes in a bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The battle over the death penalty wages on in Nebraska. In the end of May, Nebraska became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty.