During my childhood in the New York suburbs, support for Israel was as fundamental a family tradition as voting Democratic or lighting the Shabbos candles on Friday night. What I didn't hear much about was the lives of Palestinians.
Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need — is our nation descending into barbarism?
A problematic speaking deal between the Jersusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner of The New York Times and PR firm Lone Star Communications. (After this article was published, Bronner cut his ties to the PR company.)
In "Literary Brooklyn," the argument that emerges, recedes, rallies and falters throughout is that Brooklyn, because more human in scale, is more American than Manhattan and has particular stories to tell about the rest of the land.
The American reaction to 9/11 included selflessness, dedication, and bravery, but it also included some harebrained and counterproductive steps. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, Horton examines those reactions.
The media have forgotten the previous decade of GOP rule, with trillions of dollars in wasted spending, deep government dysfunction and an economic crisis. Yet media elites continue to treat the Republican Party as credible voices on public policy.
An explosive new book by retired intelligence officer Glenn Carle contradicts the claims Suskind published about Pacha Wazir (which were no doubt faithful reports of what Suskind was told by sources in the intelligence community).
Diane Ravitch, the 72-year-old preeminent historian of American education, tweets often and to serious result. In the past year, they've become a major front in her way against "school reform" or "school privatization."
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