Opinion

Not Running for President? You Have My Vote.

Friends, readers, countrymen — I would like to make an announcement: I am not running for president. This may appear to be an unnecessary disclosure. But it seems that nearly…

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Supreme Court May Never Be Unanimous Again

Does judicial decorum matter? The question comes to mind after Justice Samuel Alito’s impassioned dissent this week from an order handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court almost six weeks…

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Changing the Course Of the Discourse

Fear can be a great motivator. And it might explain the surprisingly swift and harsh pushback by mainstream liberal Jewish organizations against recent leftist criticism of Jews and Israel. Better…

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Boeing’s 737 Max Defense Is a Textbook Mess

For decades, business schools have taught Johnson & Johnson’s handling of its 1982 Tylenol scandal as a textbook example of good crisis management. In the future, we can expect Boeing…

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Democrats Fear Barr, You Can Smell It

With well-choreographed leaks and hyped headlines, the Democrats and their allies in the media want to create a feud between special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr. The…

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What Is Vladimir Putin Afraid Of?

By all outward appearances, Vladimir Putin’s hold on power seems secure. His party won the 2018 elections with 77 percent of the vote. He has consolidated his control of the…

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A Victory for Judaism Over Israelism

While the Israeli elections are behind us, the process of forming a government will likely drag on for the full 28 days the law gives Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to…

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Make the Kosel Plaza Great Again

Dear Ms. Hoffman, Many years ago, we shared a stage for a panel discussion about Israel and Judaism. But you are a well-known public figure and have appeared in countless…

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Quiet, Please!

Three miles is a long way to hike, just to enjoy a “square inch of silence,” but that’s exactly what Gordon Hempton, founder of Quiet Parks International, did. But given…

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Social Security Must Be Saved Now

This week, Social Security’s trustees issued a dire warning. In their 2019 annual report, they announced that future costs for the program will be 20 percent higher than projected revenue.…

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The Bittersweet Hope of the Marror

The Torah (Shemos 12:8) teaches “… and matzos with maror shall they eat it.” [Hashem] commanded them to eat maror in remembrance of how “they embittered their lives” — Rashi…

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