Post Archive

December 2013

I wanted to add to Jonathan's post on the story in the New York Times in which we're told, "Democratic Party leaders, bruised by months of attacks...

Democrats have had a generally miserable 2013, but they think they have the answer to how to make 2014 end on a better note for...

As President Obama pivots to the issue of income inequality, Harvard has already advanced fairly far in eliminating grade inequality. At a faculty meeting earlier...

One of the clichés of commentary about the Middle East is the idea that it is time for the people of Israel to put their...

I wrote a piece recently on compromise, moderation, and the American Constitution, and in reaction I received a note from Diana Schaub, a professor of...

If it's the end of December or the beginning of January, it must be time for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to arrest another prominent Sunni...

The release of unrepentant Jew-killers from Israeli prisons to keep the engine of the peace process running has left many, even those sympathetic with the...

Evidently stung by over seventy statements of opposition by college and university presidents to their boycott resolution, and the loss of some of its institutional...

A new Gallup poll finds President Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent and his disapproval rating at 54 percent. But it’s not just that the...

It is becoming sad and tiresome to chronicle the continuing failure of President Obama's policy in Syria, but notice must nevertheless be taken of a...

It has now been more than a year since Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a debilitating stroke. And while Kurdish authorities have recently released another...

Over at Mosaic, Bar-Ilan University’s Rabbi Joshua Berman has written an absorbing essay on common law and statutory law in Jewish observance. The response pieces...