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Abby W. Schachter

Abby W. Schachter

Abby W. Schachter, the author of No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting (Encounter Books, 2016), blogs at captainmommy.com.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern ParenthoodBy Jennifer SeniorEcco, 320 pages I am not a great believer in our style of parenting,” Jerry...

“In my 50 years of following the energy business, this is by far the biggest event I’ve seen.” So says John Deutch, the chemist who...

The liturgy and observances of the Jewish religious calendar have been set in place for many centuries. But in recent decades a trend toward the...

In Pennsylvania, the dead don’t vote, they win elected office. At least that’s what happened in Tarentum and Freeport, both cities in Allegheny County, when...

Bad, but not surprising news from the Hudson Institute's Anne Bayefsky about the United Nations monitoring discrimination against women. As she reports, "the Organization of...

Michael says, "Military action against Iran should be the very last option and used only if everything short of it fails." But if Marty Peretz is...

I'd like to nominate Lenore Skenazy as "Heroine of the Day" for her sane approach to child rearing. She is the so-called "worst Mom in...

Israeli blogger Carl in Jerusalem captures the insanity of Knesset elections with one photo. Question: How was he even allowed to take...

Mukhtar Mai of Meerwala village, in the South Punjab region of Pakistan has been threatened with "grave consequences" if she does not drop...

Today's Jerusalem Post editorial brought to mind the late, great David Bar-Illan. A concert pianist and longtime contributor to COMMENTARY, Bar-Illan joined the...