If you’ve followed the diplomacy over Ukraine closely, you may have noticed that the Biden administration has relied heavily on CIA Director William J…
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I apologize for not sending out a newsletter again this Monday. I’ll be back on schedule from now on. I was off for Shavuot, the holiday on which Jews…
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In Washington today, if you oppose keeping NATO’s doors open to Ukraine you’re a bit of a freak. I’m aware of barely any members of Congress, in either…
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I’m sorry that this newsletter is late. I’ve spent the last few days frantically working—with the help of my extraordinary Jewish Currents colleagues—on…
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Almost everyone seems to agree that the changing American conversation about race is changing the American conversation about Israel-Palestine. The rise…
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I’ve published a new New York Times column. My excellent editor gave it the headline, “Biden Wants America to Lead the World. It Shouldn’t.” The…
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine constitutes the most graphic evidence yet that the unipolar American era—the era in which Washington was the only great…
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If America were a healthy democracy, abortion would still be a constitutional right. It’s not just that all but one of the justices who voted to…
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Christian hostility to Jews draws more attention than Jewish hostility to Christians. And for good reason. Christian hostility has produced millennia of…
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The man who killed ten people in Buffalo on Saturday published a manifesto. I’m in it. My photo appears in a typology of Jewish faces, each of which has…
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In a 2016 essay, the journalist Howard French wrote about the moment he convinced his bosses at the New York Times to make him the newspaper’s…
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We’ve learned some hard truths recently. One of them is about Joe Biden: He’s not up to this moment. It’s now painfully clear that defending voting…
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