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A Return to Civility

Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not...
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The Conspiracy of Distracted Citizens

I am convinced that I am the victim of a vast, international conspiracy … to separate me from my money and quite possibly my...
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UNESCO Cannot Change History

The body has made clear just how feckless U.N. diplomacy is. There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United...
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This Election Will Not Be Stolen

Ours is a region that for all of our hemming and hawing about being the overlooked sibling of East Coast cities — among other...
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Grounding a Billboard

The Israel Action Center this month focused attention on a topic we’ve been concerned about for quite some time. The Reform movement-affiliated organization tried...
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Words Mattered Then, and They Still Matter Now

Exactly four weeks ago, I told FOX 29’s Bruce Gordon that if this year’s presidential election had taught us anything, it’s that words matter. At...
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Is Caesar the Answer?

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is a bipartisan bill designed to sanction the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for mass murder and crimes...
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Peres Was More Than Just Another Dreamer

Peres’ particular dream — of an Israel fully accepted as a regional partner by its Arab neighbors, of a Palestinian state and a secure...
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Shalom, Shimon Peres

For a long time, Peres, who died at age 93 on Sept. 28, two weeks after suffering a stroke, seemed as much a permanent...
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My 5777 Prediction: Little to Fear

So on the eve of 5777, I will not make any forecast as to what may befall — in either a positive or negative...