Opinion

Jeff Sessions and Others: Don’t Quit!

In an extraordinary interview with The New York Times, President Donald Trump was inappropriately critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It is stunning that a president would so publicly criticize…

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Arab Vs. Arab

Right off the bat, let’s get one thing straight: It’s pronounced something like “gutter,” with the stress on the first syllable and the “g” a bit harder than the one…

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Disease in Disguise

In the early 1900s, societal response to the stigma of mental illness was remote institutionalization. Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Eastern Long Island and Willard Psychiatric Center in upstate New York…

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The Happy Life of the Trump Hater

If you get your news from the media, you’re a happy person. You’re likely convinced that Hillary Clinton had her presidency stolen from her by an uncouth Republican, but who…

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Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion

The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there’s no going back. For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump…

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How to Finally Defeat the ISIS — and Make it Last

After months of tough urban combat, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday over the Islamic State in its last strategic stronghold in Iraq. Iraqis celebrated in the streets,…

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Cheating the Jews, From Efron to UNESCO

It was precisely claims 3,000 years in the future that Avraham Avinu feared when he set about purchasing Me’aras Hamachpelah, according to the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh. The modern equivalent of…

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The Problem Is the Solution

Saving trees with plastic waste doesn’t sound like the most plausible proposition, but a man by the name of Aghan Oscar of Nairobi, Kenya — according to a GoodNewsNetwork, January…

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“Mr.” To Us

Something recently reminded me of one of the many lessons I was privileged to be taught by Rav Yaakov Weinberg, zt”l, who served as Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel…

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Collusion With Reality

Did President Trump “collude” with the Russians to steal the election from its rightful winner, Hillary Clinton? Is a megalomaniac egotist one tweet away from igniting World War III? Is…

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High Minimum Wage Has Winners and Losers

It has now been a few days since a research team alerted the rest of us that Seattle’s $13 minimum wage is hurting low-wage workers more than it is helping…

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How to Stop Kim Jong Un From Using His Nukes

President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in must face North Korea’s nuclear reality: Pyongyang’s bomb is here to stay. North Korea underscored that fact on Tuesday when…

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Voter Data Must Be Kept Safe

The Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is asking states for voter-registration data from as far back as 2006. This would include names, dates of birth, voting histories,…

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America at 241 — Too Young for This Jew

Twelve score and one year ago our founders set out to establish a union unparalleled in recent history — the world’s first government of the people, by the people and…

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Demographics Denial

The italics in the following seven paragraphs’ phrases are mine. A Haaretz column headline, in the wake of the Israeli cabinet’s decision to not upend the status quo at the…

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Dog Face

Someone really ought to give a good scolding to PETA (for the uninitiated, that acronym stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an extremely liberal organization/movement that has…

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