Daybreak: Green Energy for Non-Profits
A score from the House, Franken’s victory, and more from the news
• A faith-based coalition led by the Orthodox Union convinced the U.S. House to include a provision on their latest bill offering subsidies to non-profits that want to retrofit their energy systems for efficiency. [WPost]
• Germany plans to pass a law “rehabilitating” people who were branded traitors by the Nazis, and, in most cases, assassinated by that regime. [JPost]
• Al Franken won a senate seat in Minnesota, ending the eight month standoff, giving the Democrats a probable 60 votes that could help them avoid filibusters, and leaving the senate with no Jewish Republicans. [JTA]
• After the latest four-hour tête-à-tête between Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and U.S. envoy George Mitchell about the settlements, and despite the fact that President Obama has not “authorized any negotiating room,” Barak wants it known that the two nations are not “stuck” on the issue. [JTA]
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.
We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.