Op-Ed

A Culture War Brews in Israel: Will It Bubble Over?

A district attorney in a Middle Eastern country last week indicted a citizen for writing a letter to a public servant accusing him of...
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Keep Swimming, Old Turtle: We’re Hanging on for Dear Life!

Perhaps it's an ancient streak of totemism in me, but I've always been struck by how many politicians remind me of animals. George W. Bush...
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The Last Word Week of July 14, 2005

White Noise Heard by Network The welcome mat has been pulled out from under the producers of ABC’s “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” in which a...
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Dumbing Down Islamic Terror

Have they got our attention yet? Last week's atrocity in London, like last year's in Madrid, added dozens more to the toll of those...
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To the Abyss and Over: Court battle to set new lows for political discourse...

Sometimes, you just have to marvel at the American legal system. It's far from perfect, but the ability of American jurisprudence to closely follow...

The Last Word Week of July 7, 2005

The Young & the Marching As Victor Newman, Eric Braden has been on “The Young and the Restless” for 25 years (well, maybe not so...

In Some Legal Battles, a Draw Feels More Like a Win

There were three opinions in the Kentucky Ten Commandment case and six in the Texas case that were decided last week by the U.S....
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Jerusalem’s Theme for a Day: ‘Oy Vay, I’m Gay!’

I often stroll through Jerusalem's Zion Square, enjoying the fascinating mix of locals and tourists who window shop and linger at the ice-cream parlors....

In the War of the Words, Both Major Parties Come Out Losers

Stinging political rhetoric is nothing new, but with the nation facing unprecedented challenges at home and abroad, today's venomous talk is producing dangerous paralysis...
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Two Sides of the Abyss, and Far Too Many Purviews

The age of terror, it seems, has sprouted an era of dialogue. A host of conferences meant to bring together East and West have...