Post Archive

April 10, 2013

Natan Sharansky was asked by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to come up with a solution to a seemingly intractable dispute over the right of non-Orthodox...

The cycle of Western involvement in the peace process usually involves Benjamin Netanyahu proposing an idea, the West rejecting it, trying and failing its own...

A former colleague alerted me to this item, a book talk tonight being sponsored by Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative: Book Talk: Brokers of Deceit Wednesday, April...

Because yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of Baghdad’s fall, it is useful to revisit some of the first news reports to emerge from that city,...

As Seth notes, Anthony Weiner’s hopes for a comeback got a major boost from a sympathetic profile in this coming Sunday’s New York Times Magazine...

The record of any senator—be they Democratic or Republican—is often at contradiction with itself for a number of reasons: The sheer number of votes cast;...

Is it ever okay to bug an opponent’s political headquarters? Even those who are too young to remember what happened when officials connected with Richard...

When a popular Democratic politician leaves office under the cloud of scandal and disgrace, the foremost question on his mind is when--not if--the media will...

Sequestration isn't much in the news anymore, as hopes of repealing the cuts have faded. Instead, Congress passed legislation that gives the Defense Department some...

Has common sense prevailed on gun legislation in Washington? That’s one way to look at the compromise proposal on background checks on gun purchases that...

All eyes are on Yeshiva University this week as they prepare to host a controversial awards ceremony today. Earlier this month the YU-affiliated Cardozo School...

I’m paraphrasing, of course, but that title more or less sums up the response of Peter Maass, a writer for the New Yorker and the...