Anti-Semitism controversy exposes D.C.’s fault lines

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WASHINGTON – The fallout from a Washington, D.C., lawmaker’s claim that Jewish financiers control the weather has laid bare divisions that many in the nation’s capital would just as soon ignore. It has also exposed what critics say is a leadership vacuum among the city’s elected officials.

It has been seven weeks since D.C. Council member Trayon White, D-Ward 8, gained international notoriety for endorsing a conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking family, are manipulating the climate for financial gain.

What began as an embarrassment for White, a…

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