Editorial

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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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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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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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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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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Six Ways from Sunday

Like many other congressional districts that have been carefully chiseled out to try to ensure a specific electoral result, New York’s 10th District consists of a curious mix of neighborhoods.…

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The Missing Donkey in the Room

With all the attention focused on the second round of Democratic presidential debates this week, it is understandable that one might lose sight of other, less exciting news. But here’s…

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New York’s Finest at Their Finest

Last week, at least four incidents of hoodlums throwing water at police officers came to light. Video of one incident, posted on social media last Monday, showed two police officers…

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A Reuters Correction

The demolition by Israel of 10 apartment buildings — mostly under construction — along with the evacuation of 17 residents in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher near Yerushalayim, was…

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And Back to Laughable

When the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, presidential candidate from Vermont, Senator Bernie…

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Restriction of Religion?

Last week saw the release of a Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion that yielded headlines like “Israel Has Almost as Many Religious Restrictions as Iran,” and…

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Two Quotes from the Moon

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it’s inevitable that among the remembrances will be the first things that men said on the moon.…

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A Five-Billion-Dollar Parking Ticket

The judgment of the Federal Trade Commission fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations affecting an estimated 87 million users has been widely criticized as inadequate. Rightly so. If one…

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Reparations for American Slaves’ Descendants

The subject of reparations to descendants of American slaves was back in the news last week, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, responded to a question at a press conference…

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A Vital Reason

The Chassidim sitting at the table were listening intently to their Rebbe as he related divrei Torah at the tisch in honor of Rosh Chodesh. Off to the side sat…

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Goodbye to Middle Class Joe

It is a fact of American politics that whoever is the frontrunner in a campaign can expect relentless attacks on him by rival candidates and the media, and the attacks…

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