Donald J. Trump will undoubtedly be ranked by historians as the worst president in U.S. history (see Perspective 41). But wasn't he, at least, good for…
Last week we talked about pressures of secularization that have kept Israel from becoming more religious. Assuming that similar forces are at work in a…
For the first time in its history, Israel has a Prime Minister who wears a kipa (the skullcap of Orthodoxy). Is this an outward sign of a inward demogr…
A previous post outlined the efforts to make voting harder (in 49 states!). Is this the most serious present threat to U.S. democracy? No. Voter suppre…
With apologies for the truncated form in which this document was transmitted, below is a hopefully more readable rendition of the memorandum written in…
Ben and Jerry's decision to withhold their ice cream from Jewish settlements in the occupied territories has ignited an old issue. Are Jewish settlemen…
Noted by several readers: the initial version had an error that reversed the meaning of the sentence. It should have read that trust in the government …
Modern communications, by giving everyone a chance to be heard, were supposed to democratize public space and promote social unity. But a growing numbe…
Days ago, an Iranian drone attack hit an Israeli-owned tanker near Oman, killing two (non-Israeli) crew members. This is merely the latest episode in a…
A recent survey of 142 professional historians has ranked Donald Trump as our fourth-worst president. Is this a fair assessment of Trump's future place…
The new Israeli government, despite mind-blowing internal contradictions, staggers on and may actually last for a while -- bound by common loathing of …
Many U.S. state legislatures are passing laws that tighten access to voting. Is this a reasonable response to the accusations of fraud in the 2020 elec…