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Wily wordsmith Safire jabbed and loved the DC establishment

Wily wordsmith Safire jabbed and loved the DC establishment

WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of the Jewish community’s major machers.

In a March column that year, Safire criticized the Anti-Defamation League (and the Ehud Barak government) for being part of the successful effort to win a pardon for fugitive businessman Marc Rich from President Bill Clinton. He called for Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, to resign “to demonstrate that ethical blindness has consequences.”

Foxman called Safire, and the conversation produced a memorable lead.

“You never made a mistake in your life?’’ an angry Foxman shouted over the phone. “What about when you worked for that anti-Semite Nixon?’’

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 October 2009 15:04 )


Jerry Carr

Jerry CarrJerry Lee Carr, who founded the Kosher Food Pantry with his wife Bobbie, passed away Sept. 25, 2009, in Denver.The service, which was filled to capacity, took place Sept. 27 at the HEA. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated.Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.“He was the most terrific husband, father and friend,” the family told the IJN. “Everyone should have a friend half as good as him.

Jane Harper

Jane C. Harper, former reporter, editor and president of the Colorado Press Assn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Albert Lea, Minn., Mrs. Harper enrolled at CU for her freshman year and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943.After moving to Colorado, she worked for the Walsenburg World-Independent, The Gunnison News-Champion and Empire Courier, and the Aurora Star.She was editor of the Colorado Republican Party’s weekly Colorado Trumpet for 12 years, wi...

Irving Kristol, public intellectual, dies

Irving Kristol, public intellectual, diesThe role of a public intellectual in a democracy is not one that is easily understood or described. In our contemporary media culture, where celebrity is measured solely by notoriety rather than the force of a person’s ideas, it is difficult to imagine how a person such as Irving Kristol can be properly appreciated.Kristol, who died last week on the eve of Rosh Hashanah at the age of 89, was not that well known outside of the realm of intellectual life. He didn’t write best-selling books or ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 September 2009 10:43 )


Dorothy Levinson

Dorothy LevinsonDorothy Levinson, a native Denverite and lifelong resident, passed away Aug. 28, 2009, in Denver. Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Aug. 30 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.“Everyone looked forward to her Friday night dinners,” the family said. “She was a pal to the grandchildren, playing dolls and school with the girls, and hockey and baseball with the boys.“Dorothy will be remembered as very kind and caring. She will be greatly miss...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 September 2009 02:08 )

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