Archive | May 5th, 2012

Rivera’s knee injury sidelines Mr. Grace Under Pressure

By Rabbi Ben Kamin SAN DIEGO — It was bad enough that Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest relief pitcher in major league history, suffered a freak, batting practice-related, career-threatening knee injury on Thursday night.  The fact that this happened to the consummate New York Yankee along the running track in Kansas City calls basic baseball […]

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What’s the difference between a reviewer and a critic?

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — “A review is something I read before I see a play. A critique is something I read after,” actress Deidrie Henry said. She was responding to a question about the distinction between reviews and criticism posed by LA Stage Alliance CEO Terence McFarland, who was serving as moderator of a […]

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Change in Middle East, like the U.S., comes incrementally

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Years ago, at the beginning of my career as a political scientist, I learned about incrementalism. That describes the gradual changes that generally occur in government. I made my contribution to the subject by examining government spending. I found that governments that spent more or less, and were more or less […]

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Ayalon invites UCSD students to ‘friend him’ on Facebook

By Yiftach Levy LA JOLLA, California –Since being appointed to the role of Israel’s deputy foreign minister in 2009, Danny Ayalon has achieved some measure of success in an area that has been problematic for Israel for years, if not decades: its PR image. Using — indeed, embracing — emerging technology and social media tools […]

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