Nikki Fried Attacks Florida Governor’s COVID-19 Response

Since the pandemic began, DeSantis has aped Trump’s responses–and non-responses–to the crisis. He has refused to take significant state action to stem the now-record rising tide of COVID-19. This has included intransigent resistance to mandating the use of masks, closing the beaches and ordering a stay-at-home lockdown. Echoing Trump, he deferred to local authorities to take such action.

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Moment Zoominar: A Conversation with Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Moment columnist since 1991, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, is a powerful voice for feminism in the Jewish world and beyond. Pogrebin, in conversation with Moment opinion and books editor, Amy Schwartz, discusses the state of feminism today and her dismay at how the miniseries Mrs. America portrayed her friend Gloria Steinem and represented the world of second wave feminism.

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Florida: A Jewish Battleground State?

For Donald Trump, the road to reelection—his only viable path, experts say—runs through Florida, with its crucial 29 electoral votes. That’s why, between Labor Day and Election Day, the Republican campaign plans to spend $32 million of the $95 million TV campaign budget in Florida. As the GOP ad buy acknowledges, without the Sunshine State, Trump is a one-term president. 

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Moment Zoominar: Celebrating Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue with Louie Kemp and Kinky Friedman

Louie Kemp recounts his lifelong friendship with Bob Dylan, who he met at Jewish summer camp, and which he wrote about in his book Dylan and Me: 50 Years of Adventure. Louie also talks about the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue that he produced, a concert tour featuring Bob Dylan and other performers like Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Joining Louie is Kinky Friedman who performed in the Revue in 1976 and wrote the forward for Dylan and Me.

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