Op-Ed

Science and Scientism

A high school science teacher in Wellston, Ohio, was the focus of a front page New York Times story last week. James Sutter was subtly lionized by the report’s writer,…

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What We Know About Trump-Russia

The following is what we know about the Trump-Russia collusion story after six months of reports, commentary and public hearings: We know that there are Trump-Russia communications intercepted by the…

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The Non-Issue of Sharia

At a time when Western democracies face a terrible surge in terrorist attacks on their own soil perpetrated chiefly by radical Islamists of the al-Qaida and Islamic State brands, an…

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You Can’t Govern by ID

Having coined Bush Derangement Syndrome more than a decade ago, I feel authorized to weigh in on its most recent offshoot. What distinguishes Trump Derangement Syndrome is not just general…

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The Wicket Gets Stickier

In the latest remarkable Western democracy election upset, the British Conservative party, which expected — and was expected — to gain seats in the U.K.’s recent vote, ended up losing…

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He Did Not Deviate

Chazal (Avos D’Rabanan 12:3) relate to us how Aharon Hakohen made peace between warring parties. He would visit one of the disputants and tell him that the other disputant is…

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Mugged by Reality

Reality Leigh Winner has furnished the news media with a fresh story to feed on, one that will no doubt generate headlines for days and weeks to come. It’s a…

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No Room for Conciliation

For the third time in three months, terrorists have staged a vicious attack on British soil, brutally murdering innocent men and women. This time, they struck on busy London Bridge…

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The Smoking Scourge Is Making a Comeback

Once upon a time, before Egged bus drivers began wearing ties, no one in Israel had heard of secondary smoke. Back then, restaurants, buses, offices and banks were hazardous to…

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To Die for Estonia?

So what if, in his speech last week to NATO, Donald Trump didn’t explicitly reaffirm the provision that an attack on one is an attack on all? What’s the big…

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Moment & Momentum: Shavuos Reflections

“They’re not just fleeting celebrations,” Harav Yaakov Weinberg, zt”l, once said about the Yamim Tovim, “but an opportunity to acquire something that stays with you.” There’s no doubt about it:…

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Driving Out Qatar

The rift that emerged this week between the Gulf Arab states and Egypt versus Qatar would, on the face of it, seem to be an encouraging development in the war…

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Withdrawal From Paris Accord Was a Wise Decision

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement has unleashed a predictable firestorm of criticism. But it was the right move. The Paris agreement, which…

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Hearing Aids for Hunters

There are many things the framers of the U.S. Constitution, living as they did in the 18th century, could not have foreseen. They could not have anticipated the vast changes…

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The U.N. Human Rights Council Whitewashes Brutality

The president of Venezuela, whose government shoots protesters in the street, recently thanked the international community for its “universal vote of confidence” in that country’s commitment to human rights. The…

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The Tune of Tehillim

For the heavily guarded group of young Jewish children, their worst nightmare had just become reality. Despite their tender ages — they were only six and seven years old —…

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Shavuos — Infinite Fruit

The Yamim Tovim are connected by the Torah to the agricultural growth cycle, as Hashem put into the world a natural rhythm that then becomes an appropriate time for our…

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