Talk:Steve Cohen

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"Underprivledged students"[edit]

The lottery may have been "designed" or intended by Cohen and others to fund scholarships for "underprivledged" children, but in reality its major beneficiaries are the children of the upper-middle-class who would have largely gone to college in any event. Rlquall 20:30, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Do you have a source for that, Rlquall? I'd like to read more about it if you do. Thanks! · j e r s y k o talk · 20:51, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

No mention of current campaign fracas?[edit]

See here Tomertalk 20:07, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

That blog post is really overstating the "fracas". Cohen is heavily favored to win, and was way ahead in the only poll released. There is certainly a bit of antisemitism and perhaps some racism going on, but it's not going to come close to knocking Cohen out of office, so it's hardly worth mentioning. Interwebs (talk) 22:59, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
We clearly have different ideas of what constitutes "a bit of antisemitism"... The point stands, however... not only is there no mention of the fracas, no matter how minor you might consider it to be, there is no mention of the current race whatsoever. Tomertalk 04:48, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, the point only stands if it's being covered in reliable sources. If you can find articles about the race in newspapers (for example) instead of blogs, it should be discussed here of course. The only point of my comment was that given the 60% to 15% poll number favoring a Cohen victory, I doubt this is making much of a stir in major media. Also, I did not intend to provide any excuse for racism or antisemitism. Interwebs (talk) 12:50, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you so kindly for the remedial Wikipedia lesson. I submit, for your review, the following results from this gsearch:
He's supposedly doing well:
But that doesn't stop the NYT from kibbitzing:
And just to show that it's really just politics as usual (and the only difference between Tinker and Cohen is that Tinker is a black woman and Cohen is a "Jesus-hating Jew"):
Enjoy your reading! Tomertalk 15:19, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
There are certainly several reliable sources in that list of articles. Feel free to add their discussion of the race to the article if you like; I certainly won't oppose it! For what it's worth, the current race is mentioned briefly in this article (see the House of Representatives subsection), though the coverage is rather deficient. At the same time, WP:UNDUE is a concern of mine given the likely landslide victory (compare, for example, coverage of the 2008 race to coverage of the 2006 race in the media). Interwebs (talk) 16:50, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Why does article use Harold, Jr. instead of Harold Ford Jr?[edit]

I didn't change it, since maybe it's in there for a reason, but why does the article keep referring to Harold Ford Jr. as "Harold, Jr." Seems a bit strange to not say his last name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:54, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it was strange. It's the kind of informal locution that people use in conversation, in blogs, and possibly even in the news media, but I think it's inappropriate in an encyclopedia. I edited those out. --Orlady (talk) 16:08, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

the trivia section[edit]

i've added info about Cohen's removal of a journalist from his home. i believe the statement i have added is overwhelmingly reliably sourced in the mainstream media, but i am not sure that putting it in the 'trivia' section was the best place for it. comments? Theserialcomma (talk) 20:07, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

The whole thing was in furtherance of Cohen's bid for reelection. Thus, it should probably go in the 2008 Dem primary subsection. Interwebs (talk) 20:36, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
i had thought that the source was maybe questionable too. thanks for fixing. Theserialcomma (talk) 21:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)