Editorials

anti-semitism in the dictionary

Stretching the accusation of anti-Semitism

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In 1990, First Amendment attorney Richard Godwin proposed what has come to be known as Godwin’s Law. The law essentially posits that comparing someone...
World Zionist Congress

Compromise at World Zionist Congress

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Last December in this space, we urged readers to vote in the elections of the World Zionist Congress, the once-every-five-year meeting that chooses the...
Trump nominates Barrett

Barrett is qualified

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is impressive. She is intelligent, articulate, confident and poised, and performed well in her public testimony over several days of...
Joe Biden

For president, Joe Biden

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We are in the midst of a presidential election like no other in our lifetime. Although the structure of the race is familiar —...

The down ballot races

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Our community is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate by an able group of veteran lawmakers. Generally moderate, with reliable...

The limits of protest

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The sometimes violent protests last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park were disturbing. Although the communal frustration that prompted the reaction may...

Israel’s coronavirus redux

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On May 15, with the coronavirus raging around the world, Israel reported just 13 new cases. It appeared that the start-up nation had succeeded...

Chaos in Cleveland

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Last week’s first “debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was a mess. More than 70 million people tuned in...

Getting ethnic studies right

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California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign into law Assembly Bill 331 this week, which will require public high schools to offer an...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

From Ginsburg to Barrett

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarkable career ended with her death on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. An icon for liberals, Ginsburg stood with “the...