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Editorials

What about the Kurds?

In a nonbinding referendum held last week, a clear majority of the 6 million Kurds of northern Iraq voted to declare independence. This comes...

A Scary General Assembly

As world leaders took the podium last week at the U.N. General Assembly, we were treated to a lot of bluster and some theater,...

They’re Playing ‘Hatikvah’

As the saying goes, we don’t expect Israel’s enemies to be playing “Hatikvah.” Yet there was the Bahrain National Orchestra, playing the Israeli national...

Searching for Meaning from an Unsettling Year

Irma. Harvey. Charlottesville. They are the names given to three extraordinary and deadly events, which all happened in the last few weeks. And that’s...

How to Help Houston

The size and devastation of Hurricane Harvey came as a surprise. The scenes of catastrophic flooding were barely comprehensible as one of the nation’s...

A Lesson in Morality From the Military

There were clearly counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., who came to bang heads, just as there were at least some protesters at the “Unite the...

This Is Our America

The white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville last weekend were at once a pathetic group of notorious hate-mongers, while at the same time, a...

Remembering the Tired and Poor

Last week, President Donald Trump endorsed a bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Purdue (Ga.) that proposes to cut immigration...

A Solution in Search of a Problem

President Trump, as our nation’s “disrupter in chief,” has a particular genius for discovering problems where none exist. Case in point was his surprise...

ACLU Needs to Read Before it Gripes

Any threat to free speech needs to be taken seriously. And when the ACLU raises the free speech flag, people generally pay attention. But...