Editorial

Picking Up the Pieces

A cacophony of voices with all types of messages, delivered with passion and purpose from every venue and platform available to individuals and to professionals, accusing, analyzing, blaming, defending, ultimately…

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The Threat to Democracy — From 1887

Some people dwell in the future. The 2024 presidential election isn’t here yet; the 2020 midterm is 11 months away. But Republicans are already joyously counting the margins of their…

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Persona Non Grata

When Yair Lapid became Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, there was an expectation, at least among his supporters on the left, that it would herald a new era within the…

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A Presumption of Forced Labor

Years of reports and condemnations of alleged Chinese human rights abuses of the Muslim population in its Xinjiang province bore fruit as President Joe Biden signed into law the bipartisan…

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Governor Hochul’s Principled Move

Since the early 1990s, there have been efforts on the part of a number of communities to prevent Orthodox Jews from establishing homes and shuls in their environs, hiding their…

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Welcoming New York’s New Mayor

That incoming New York City mayor Eric Adams moved his inauguration from noon on January 1 — a Shabbos — to that evening, after Shabbos is over, is more than…

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The Message in the Tornado

The horrific images and media reports coming out of Kentucky and neighboring states tell of a trail of wreckage and a mounting death toll following a swarm of tornadoes that…

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Parting Shot

Mayor Bill de Blasio is leaving with a bang. Two bangs. With less than a month left to his term as New York City’s Mayor, de Blasio, exercising his virtual…

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Civility Under the Seat At American Airlines

The coronavirus pandemic has caused, along with millions of deaths, widespread trauma, and the fraying of nerves all around. Not only medical workers on the front lines in hospitals, but…

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Failed Talks, Few Options

The intransigence and belligerence that Iran has demonstrated since 2018, when the U.S. pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal, were well in evidence last week, as the seventh set…

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VOTER GPS: RECALCULATING’

When Republican Edward Durr, a 58-year-old grandfather who earns a living as a truck driver for a furniture company, decided to challenge Democrat Steve Sweeney in the State Senate race…

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Will Masking Ever End?

Masks used to be something for bank robbers and surgeons. Or for the terrified general population in times of plague. That may not be true much longer. In spite of…

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Opposing Antisemitism… And Jewish Life

In a matter of weeks, Jews the world over will be celebrating the victory of the Maccabim over an army of the Seleucid Empire, which was determined to impose Greek…

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Obstructionists?

The Democratic party’s No. 1 hate object, former President Donald Trump, has been eclipsed temporarily by Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, and Krysten Simena, the Democratic senator…

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Greener Than Thou

Israel boldly entered a new era of environmental consciousness on Monday, shrinking its carbon footprint, even though it means stepping on the feet of some of its citizens. A tax…

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Hidden Data, Not-So-Hidden Agenda

“New York City is one of the most transparent jurisdictions in the entire world with respect to the public health data that we’re sharing.” — New York City Health Commissioner…

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The Hype in Hypersonic

The Financial Times, a British paper that covers more than financial matters, last weekend ran an article about China’s hypersonic missile program that could significantly accelerate the global arms race.…

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Some Jewish Groups Should Be Having Second Thoughts

Readers might be forgiven for being unfamiliar with the “Sunrise Movement.” It is a national youth organization whose goal is to “unite to make climate change an urgent priority across…

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The Treadmill Gaffe

The job of White House Press Secretary is notoriously difficult. Besides supplying facts to the fact-hungry press and steering them away from fake news, it often entails explaining the inexplicable…

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Murder by Any Other Name

For months, Klal Yisrael davened and recited Tehillim on her behalf as her parents and devoted askanim fought an intensive, wide-ranging legal and diplomatic effort try to save her life.…

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