Editorials

Joe Biden

Biden’s challenge

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Rep. Eliot Engel’s loss last week in a New York Democratic primary after 31 years in office is perhaps the most visible sign of...

Summer camp closures

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which was particularly brutal in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibited overnight camps from opening this summer. The theory...

Hunger in America

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Why is food rotting in farmers’ fields while millions of Americans are facing food insecurity? Why are we forcing vulnerable people to line up...
Louis Farrakhan

The minister of hate

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For more than 30 years, charismatic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has spewed hatred and vitriol against Jews, white people and the LGBTQ...

The price of justice

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“What would you give up for justice?” That is the provocative question psychologist Betsy Stone asked last week in an article published in eJewishPhilanthropy....

The potential high cost of annexation

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will put the question of Israel annexing about 30% of the West Bank to a government...

We’ve taken a stand. Now what?

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Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon recently made an awkward but admirable attempt to address his own perceived acts of racism and, in...

The missing empathy gene

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There is no constitutional requirement that a president be the country’s consoler in chief, but there is a long history of presidential empathy. Abraham Lincoln...

Why sell more arms to Saudi Arabia?

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Are some malign activities more evil than others? For the Trump administration, the answer seems to be yes. On the one hand, the administration is...

The presidential sweepstakes

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It may be hard to believe, but it was once considered unseemly for a U.S. presidential candidate to be seen campaigning for the job....