I’ve written about Norman Borlaug often. (Here’s but one example.) Back when I was younger, he was advocating for what we now call the Green Revolution. And, while Borlaug was promoting methods to increase agricultural yields world-wide, there was a competing voice, that of William Vogt.
I was reading the Washington Post the other day , when it was discussing a study group that spent 22 years reviewing the Tora (the Five Books of Moses), under the direction of their rabbi, Rav Stuart Weinblatt. Which reminded me of what actions a group of us from my old synagogue accomplished.
I have been consistent on this matter my whole life. As have the facts been consistent. The Poles were complicit in the extermination of the Jews during World War II. And, complicit is way too passive a verb.
I told you that the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (sic) was partly created (or maneuvered) as political retribution by the GOP against those states that don’t vote their way. (Here’s but one example.) Which was the driving force behind the plot to outlaw State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions of $ 10,001 or more. Which would allow the U.S. Treasury collect some $ 650 billion more over the 8 years that this restriction is in effect. (The personal tax rate changes under this Act expire in 2026.)