Op-Ed

U.S. Immigration Policy Was Cruel Long Before Trump

A lot of people on left and right alike got angry about the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule, which would largely bar citizenship to millions of legal immigrants who…

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The Impatient Orient

Just when it looked like the protests in Hong Kong were getting out of hand, when vandalism and violence seemed sure to bring on a Beijing-ordered crackdown a la Tiananmen…

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Russia’s Disquieting ‘Isotope’ Incident

Some things don’t change very much, even with time. Almost three decades since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, its then-mainstay, Russia, is engaged in the same sort of information…

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Just Say No to Canada’s Drugs

Last week, I walked into a small-town pharmacy in rural Canada in search of lifesaving medicine: insulin. I don’t suffer from diabetes. But an estimated 30 million Americans do, and…

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Nachamu Nachamu Ami…

“Speak consolingly of Yerushalayim, and proclaim to her that her period [in exile] has been completed, that her iniquity has been forgiven, for she has received double for all her…

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Make America Safe for Democracy

As you may be aware, the 2020 presidential election is coming. But there are quite a number of election officials around the country who seem not to have noticed. A…

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When Enforcing ‘Equality’ Results in Inequality

In Israel on Tishah B’Av, restaurants and places of entertainment are mostly closed. But at least some government offices were open for business. The courts, for instance. The Nazareth District…

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A Hater Heads Home

Garrett Kelsey’s release from Manhattan Federal Court last week is deeply disturbing. The 31-year-old Iowa man posted a $50,000 bond and is currently free to return to his home state…

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Trump Can’t Be Compelled to Release His Tax Returns

President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee filed suit this week challenging California’s new law requiring candidates in presidential primaries to release five years of tax returns. The challenges…

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Get Off the Bandwagon of Banning Plastic Bags

Let me make a terrible confession. In a kitchen cupboard I keep an enormous trove of what the news media keep telling me are single-use plastic bags. The trove exists…

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Include Us Out

Anyone who thinks politically correct speech was long ago laughed out of existence by conservatives and other heretics of incorrectness has obviously never been to Colorado State University. CSU made…

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Ah Shandeh

If you are not yet apprehensive about the future of safety and security in our city, you should be. When video of the brazen and wanton disrespect that police officers…

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Exit, Mina Tzemach

In former times, people would have to wait up all night to find out who won a close election. Even the candidates themselves would sometimes go to sleep in the…

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Russiagate Is Deader Than Ever

The ruling by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl to dismiss the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and others on Tuesday may look like something of an…

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Transparency in California

“States have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence,” said California…

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