Op-Ed

Rand Paul’s Hold on the Senate

At a time when Israel is beset by enemies on all sides and the danger from Iran in Syria and Lebanon has mounted, Senator Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky has…

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Republicans Rejected Free Trade for No Good Reason

Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was taken as clear evidence that Americans were fed up with globalization. Though elites and economists supported free trade, the silent majority of Americans, left…

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When a Deed Is a Death Sentence

Reports late last week that the Palestinian Authority had released Issam Akel seem to have been in error. The 53-year-old American citizen, who lived in the U.S. for 12 years…

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The Prison Reform Bill’s Time is Now

Take a glance at Capitol Hill right now. Something rare and wondrous is happening. It is a momentary, precise alignment of the stars and the planets, a sort of legislative…

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When the Mute Speaks

“Behold, we were binding sheaves in the middle of the field when behold, my sheaf arose and also stood; then behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my…

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Rhetoric on the Border

Incoming Democratic-Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are having a debate over whether there is any comparison between the disturbing…

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Don’t Turn the 2020 Debates Into Traffic Jams

With the change to Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s answer regarding whether he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, the number of likely candidates for the chance to take on President…

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Our Future Is at Stake

The future of Am Yisrael is, of course, our children. For Torah Jewry, our highest priority is the ability to educate our youth in a manner consistent with our mesorah.…

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El Al Doesn’t Get It

El Al’s offer of a free round-trip ticket to Europe for every passenger on board the ill-fated Flight 002 from New York to Israel last week shows that the airline…

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Crazy Attention

“The sheerest form of corporate anti-Semitism in recent memory” is how popular political commentator Ben Shapiro characterized the recent decision of Airbnb, the San Francisco-based company that matches travelers with…

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Adapting Galus 2018 to Our Own Model

It often appears as if some in our community do not perceive of themselves as being in galus. They seem to have a carved-out model of a Jewish community that,…

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The Dwindling of America’s Faithful

Twenty-five years ago, at my nephew’s pidyon haben, Harav Avraham Pam, zt”l, was the acting Kohen and spoke at the seudah. I remember only one sentence from his speech, but…

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What Can the U.N. Do About The Ukrainian Crisis?

The confrontation between Russia and the Ukraine in the Sea of Azov that erupted on Sunday when Russia attacked and seized three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of the Crimean…

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When the Vice President Met Putin and Xi

Vice President Mike Pence was not planning to meet with the leaders of Russia or China during his Asia trip last week, but they sought him out anyway. In several…

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Congressman D’Alesandro’s Daughter

With a new Democratic majority poised to be seated in the House of Representatives come January, current House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi appears to be closing in on becoming Speaker…

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‘Medicare for All’? A Grim Prognosis

Now that Democrats are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, taxpayers can expect a major push to achieve the “progressive” goal of total government…

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The First Defense

Our generation has witnessed the invention of every conceivable gadget intended to make our lives easier. Even the most poverty-stricken home boasts conveniences that our ancestors never imagined. Yet so…

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Political Correctness In Capital Letters

A British university has outdone its American counterparts in the ongoing effort at protecting students from disturbing ideas and speech by means of “safe spaces.” Safe spaces usually come into…

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