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Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 01:29 PM PDT

Millionaire Mitt

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Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 09:43 AM PDT

Rick Santorum: Reformation

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Author's Note: This article originally appeared in the June edition of Berkshire Jewish Voice

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On May 5th, 2011, Fox News hosted the first 2012 Republican Presidential debate. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who has made insensitive remarks regarding Islam in the past, was asked if he was anti-Islam. Santorum responded with the following statement:

"I am not anti-Islam, first. What I’m doing is just recognizing the reality, and the reality is that the version of Islam that is practiced in the Middle East, that is growing and spreading, [is not] one that we are going to be able to deal with very easily. It's one that requires... reformation. It requires some sort of retrospection within the Islamic world…”

What Mr. Santorum did with this statement was defend himself against charges of being anti-Islam by making more anti-Islamic remarks. I wonder what he meant by “the version of Islam that is practiced in the Middle East”. This seems to be a sweeping generalization that reflects a lack of understanding about the cultures, religions, diversities, and complexities of about 1 billion people.

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Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 10:15 AM PDT

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We are regular, everyday, non-billionaire, non-lobbyist, people. We are fighting against two problems that we consider to be at the root of many other problems in the United States.

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When you are the co-founder of an organization called “People Against the Corporate Manipulation of Elections and News” people understandably conclude that you are anti-corporate. That assertion, however, is simply not true. In fact, I am extremely pro-corporate. Corporations have played a huge role in making America the greatest country on earth. They have fueled innovation, created millions of jobs, and improved the quality of life in our society.

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