Opinion

To Beat the NRA, Think Like the NRA

In the days since 14 students and three faculty members were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we’ve seen national outrage: Douglas students have made…

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Mueller Ends Era of Impunity for Foreign Lobbyists

Washington’s unregistered foreign agents, who in the past have tread the gray areas between legal and illegal with impunity, should be nervous about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Most Americans…

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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…

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FBI — Paging The Grown-Ups

Here’s the facts. The U.S. is the only civilized country who allows everyone to own guns. The U.S. is also — by far — the country with the most mass…

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The Triple-C

The story of Binyamin Netanyahu’s rise to power as Israel’s prime minister spans both Israel and the United States. His father, Professor Bentzion Milikovsky, a descendent of the Gr”a, emigrated…

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An Ounce of Prevention

The chart was impressive. More than 250,000 food baskets. Hundreds of widows. Thousands of orphans. Even more thousands of families. The amount of help this tzedakah organization manages to distribute…

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Senators Raise troubling Questions

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,…

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Republican Candidates Face a Dilemma on Trump

Unlike this year’s U.S. Senate races, which are mainly being fought in Trump-friendly states, many of the most contested House electoral battles are for Republican-held seats in more Democratic-leaning places.…

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Constitution Does Not Bar Sensible Gun Rules

The use of the Second Amendment to block consideration of sensible gun control measures is a national disgrace. And conservatives themselves have explained why this is true. For decades, conservatives…

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Habeas Corpus for Horses?

Over the years, thanks to some creative, unusual talmidim I was privileged to teach when I was a mesivta Rebbe, I have had an assortment of pets (the animal sort).…

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Little Israel Facing Big Persia

The last stragglers who had davened Mussaf at the Kosel Hamaaravi were leaving to partake of the Shabbos seudah in their homes just as the early birds who had come…

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Trump Throws Away his Momentum for Peanuts

Last week, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. Normally, presidents try to ride…

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To Get Trump, Anything Goes

Nov. 8, 2016, was despair day, tears and groaning day, disbelief day. Donald Trump had been elected president although everyone knew that could never occur. So now, in the minds…

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The So-Called GOP-FBI Split Is a Democratic Fantasy

The Republican Party is the law-and-order party. That is not new, and it isn’t seriously contested. However, according to liberal media outlets such as HuffPost, Republicans are waging a “war…

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Poland Isn’t Denmark

Poland has a point. The country’s legislature passed a controversial bill last week aimed at quashing the use of the phrase “Polish death camps” for Nazi extermination enterprises built and…

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Precision

“As a person who considers giving tzedakah a major part of life and takes it very seriously,” a friend recently told me, “I don’t just wait around for people to…

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