Op-Ed

Rose Petals for an Arch-Terrorist?

Nine years have passed since ten members of an infamous Pakistani terror group unleashed a series of coordinated terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai. For three terrifying days,…

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The Courage of His Convictions

When Rabbi Yaakov Litzman resigned this week as health minister, the politicians and the pundits discussed at length what it would mean to the health of the coalition. But everyone…

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Shabbos Will Not Go Bankrupt

Exactly 35 years ago, Gedolei Yisrael came out with warnings regarding the Shabbos desecration of El Al. Their primary claim was that El Al, a public company, needed to be…

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Gezunt or Glucophobia?

Have you been following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s advice to drink three cups of milk a day, to get enough calcium and vitamin D? No? Good for you. Multiple…

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Uber Takes Customers And Drivers for a Ride

Transportation technology services that allow anyone who passes a background check to transport strangers from one point to another have mushroomed in recent years, the first, most familiar and most…

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Why Social Democrats Have Become Irrelevant

In almost every country in Europe, parties of the center-left struggle to remain competitive in the political arena. Yet social democracy — though it can claim success in creating and…

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A Kiddush Hashem for Shabbos

Sunday morning’s announcement that Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman was resigning from the government due to the repeated weekly desecration of Shabbos by Israel Rail should not have surprised anyone,…

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We Are Not In Control

Though they are spiritual entities without physical attributes, in Tanach we find that angels are described as having wings and being able to fly. So why were the malachim in…

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Cases Show Voting-Rights Advocates Are on the Defensive

In the coming weeks, high federal courts will hear important cases challenging two ways Republicans have sought since Barack Obama’s election as president to restrict voting of Democratic-leaning groups. They…

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The Kennedy Assassination: From Trauma to History

The highly anticipated release of a massive trove of classified documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy earlier this month was mostly a trove of disappointments for those…

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The New Frontier

Of the more than 7,000 petitions submitted each year asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling, only about 80 cases — or just over one percent…

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America’s next task in Syria

While the Trump administration celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Assad regime and Iran are preparing for the next phase of the long-running…

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Car Buyers Lose When Government Tells Them What to Buy

For a century carmakers built the cars and trucks their customers wanted. That’s changing. Increasingly they’re building cars and trucks the government wants their customers to have — and that…

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The Mario Cuomo Bridge

Politicians are criticized for many things, but when it comes to public ceremony and symbolism, the trappings of electoral office, they usually know what they’re doing. That’s what they do…

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A No-Labels Look at Obamacare’s Mandate

If the No-Labels folks were running Washington, our policy-making and politics would be running smoothly, civilly, and effectively. Really. And to prove that’s true… We are targeting today’s column as…

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Zimbabweans Say “Enough!”

On Sunday, Zimbabwe’s governing party expelled its leader, President Robert Mugabe, 93. The stunning rebuke by Mr. Mugabe’s party, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front party, or ZANU-PF, came a…

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How to Empower a Generation

It was a cold winter day in Tzfas as the Ridvaz, Harav Yaakov David Wilowski, made his way into shul. It was his father’s yahrtzeit, and he had come early.…

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Uranium One Was One Bad Deal

It’s here again. The Uranium One scandal is in our faces again as President Donald Trump and not a few other Republicans are calling for a special counsel to investigate…

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