The big news has been confirmed: Ivanka Trump has an office in the West Wing of the White House, according to Politico. She will also be allowed to receive classified government information. The…loophole that keeps this "legal" is that she doesn't have an official title or salary, so she's not officially "hired." But a lot of people are not thrilled with this workaround. As Cosmopolitan's Amanda Carpenter wrote: "Trump’s spinners will argue the arrangement is not a violation of federal nepotism laws because Ivanka is not being given a… >> Read More
Eric and Lara Trump are expecting, and everyone is asking: will this be his fourth Jewish grandkid? Is Lara a member of the tribe? Was that a crystal chuppah, or just a canopy?
Turns out, maybe…she’s not Jewish. You know what? It doesn’t really matter. Just because Trump has a growing family that may or may not have Jewish heritage, doesn’t mean he knows the first thing about Jewish values. Or family values, either. Let’s just start with the basics. You know what I’m going to say: tikkun olam, Hebrew for… >> Read More
This weekend, Scarlett Johansson was the host at “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time (she's basically a pro now), and the night didn't go by without some political jokes.…Considering that's what SNL is known for, I can't say I was too surprised they "went there." And they really, really did. When I started watching the skit, which was called “Complicit,” as it was a spoof perfume commercial, I couldn't help but laugh at the irony (and truth, I hate to say). Scarjo worked her magic… >> Read More
Ivanka Trump, who styles herself a champion of working women, met with members of the House and Senate recently to propose a $500 billion child care tax benefit program. But experts talking to…reporters say the plan has some major flaws. In recent months since her father's presidential campaign and election, Ivanka has made it clear that she will be advocating for women during her father's presidency instead of being at the helm of her fashion lines and #WomenWhoWork campaign, although her personal website is currently (and has been for the… >> Read More
About a year ago, I used to actively relish Ivanka Trump’s Instagram feed (yes, I also have a life and hobbies, thanks for asking). I enjoyed it aesthetically, but I also savored the fact that she…frequently posted pics of her Jewish family life. While she never explicitly said the words, “Here We Are, Being Jewish,” Ivanka shared photos of just that, including everything from shots of the mishloach manot she made for Purim to cuddling her second child before his bris. I’m not someone who delights in Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah… >> Read More