Post Archive

March 16, 2011

On March 3, I wrote in Contentions about a public letter organized by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and signed by a group...

The outcry over increasingly invasive TSA screenings may have died down since last fall, but it isn’t going away anytime soon. At a press conference...

The brave folks in Hollywood are scrambling to alter an upcoming movie so as not to offend the Chinese: When MGM decided a few years ago...

It’s never been clear to me exactly what niche Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is seeking to fill in the wide open 2012 GOP presidential race...

The Jewish Week today reports that there is a “consensus” forming in the Jewish community that boycotts of Israel are perfectly acceptable, as long as...

From the Jerusalem Post today comes one example of why the Israeli government has had a difficult time getting its message about the Victoria --...

Kurdish suffering neither began nor ended with the attack on Halabja. Eight years after Saddam’s devastating bombardment of the city, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masud Barzani...

Spiegel Online reports that Germany is reacting to the Japan catastrophe with a kind of madness: The public fear is so great that Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

This isn’t the first undeserved award President Obama has won, but it’s still sure to surprise journalists and open-government advocates. Politico’s Mike Allen, reporting on...

In the Wall Street Journal today, I have an op-ed headlined "It's Not Too Late to Save Libya." Unfortunately, due to the Obama administration's policy...

Mayor Carlos Alvarez of Miami-Dade County Florida lost a recall election yesterday, and it wasn't close. He lost his job with 88 percent of the...

According to ABC News, a coalition of six youth groups that emerged from Egypt’s revolution last month has refused to meet with Secretary of State...