Category: Politics

Seeing Through the Eyes of the Other

Indiana Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn “Nation of Islam” leader Louis Farrakhan. Most of us are familiar with the racist demagogue Mr. Farrakhan’s more memorable rantings,...

Surveying Some Surveys

The imbalance itself didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been observing the political scene in recent years, but the degree to which Democrats’ support for Israel has dropped and Republicans’ has...

Agudath Israel on General Assembly Vote

    Agudath Israel Statement on This Morning’s U.N. General Assembly Vote   The countries that voted this morning in the United Nations General Assembly to demand that the U.S. rescind its recognition of...

Peter Beinart’s Orthophobia

Below is my original draft of a piece I wrote for Forward.  The article as it appeared there, though, was substantially edited, and several sentences that I think are important were omitted.  So I...

Of Bump Stocks and Background Checks

The landscape of Devin P. Kelley’s life was a veritable forest of red flags. Mr. Kelley, who last week shot to death 26 worshippers in a Texas church and wounded some 20 others, over...

The Art of the Decertification

What does President Trump’s decertification of the Iran deal mean, and what does it mean? That wasn’t a mistake. There are two questions here. What exactly it is that the president did, and what...

Truth Gone Missing

It made many people very happy. Especially dentists. “It” being the report widely circulated over recent weeks that an ice cream breakfast will make you smarter. The claim first appeared on a Japanese news...

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