Opinion

Mr. Berman’s Bubby

“An ugly chapter in voter suppression is finally closing,” declared Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. He was referring to the U.S. Supreme Court’s declining, last week,…

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The Guardrails Can’t Contain Trump

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being…

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Ships Without Sailors

It sounds like a ghost story: a huge cargo vessel sails up and down the Norwegian coast, silently going about its business, without a captain or crew in sight. But…

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When the Innocent Plead Guilty

Arthur and his friend had a fight one night in their apartment. The police came and spoke first to the friend, who claimed Arthur had battered him. They arrested Arthur,…

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The Laptop Ban Continues Its Mysterious Run

There’s a lot we don’t know about the story of precisely what President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and whether national security was endangered. But one thing…

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The Homecoming of Oscar Lopez Rivera

The reports of the release from prison this week of Oscar Lopez Rivera have elicited elation in the Puerto Rican community over the homecoming of one whom they perceive as…

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Misrepresenting Israel

In preparing for next week’s visit to Israel, it’s important that President Donald Trump and his team get an accurate reading on where Israelis and Palestinians stand on the peace…

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POTUS and the Piñata

“Fire this ignorant teacher for inciting violence against our POTUS,” read one of the many overheated comments to l’affaire piñata (forgive the language cholent). “More indoctrination from the filthy left,”…

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Not or Knot?

Did you ever wonder why it is that shoelaces often seem to have an uncanny tendency to come undone? For some shoes, it seems that no matter how well you…

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A Political Ax Murder

It was implausible that FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017 for actions committed in July 2016 — the rationale contained in the memo by Deputy Attorney General…

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The Birth of American Nationalism

An American picks up a newspaper and reads of a new national crisis: Is it a foreign plot against America? Domestic unrest or violence in the streets of the capital?…

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Defining the Terrorist Threat

More than a decade and a half into a war against a global Islamist terrorist threat that endangers both the United States and many of its allies, Washington is still…

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Who is Really Responsible for Health-Care Ills?

Finally, an intelligent proposal for health-care reform from a well-known thinker, Charles Krauthammer … or so I thought. The headline on a recent Krauthammer piece reads, “The Road to Single…

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Open Season on the Orthodox

The description of the scene fairly leapt off the page: Shabbos at the Kosel, people davening, a paraplegic in a motorized wheelchair, a group of Orthodox Jews approaching… “…like a…

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