FROM Brad Greenberg
Obama Debuts as First President to Host White House Seder President Obama has hosted the nation's first White House seder tonight. The ritual Passover dinner was led by Michelle Obama's cousin, Capers Funnye, who is a Rabbi and the head of a mostly black synagogue on Chicago's South Side. Brad Greenberg is a reporter for the Jewish Journal and is the creator of its God Blog .
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.