Mark Schapira

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Israel, This Is Not Who We Are

For many Israelis, Jews and supporters of Israel, the last year has been a challenging one. In the summer of 2017, Israel’s government withdrew from an agreement that would have created an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wall and proposed a strict conversion law that impinges on the rights …

Israel

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Democrats Still Don't Understand What They're Up Against

Democratic politicians have a seemingly endless well of good faith for their Republican colleagues. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and even Bernie Sanders all speak with the language of decency, full of assurances that Republicans will be heard, understood and engaged. They offer appeals to morality, …

Open-Mindedness

Where American Politics Can Still Work: From the Bottom Up

LANCASTER, Pa. — Last week I wrote about why political parties across the industrial world are fracturing from the top down. Today I’m writing about the political units that are working. On this Fourth of July, if you want to be an optimist about America, stand on your head. The country looks so …

The Democrats are still in 2018 trouble

With their successes this week in the California primaries, Democrats are increasingly optimistic about their prospects for the midterm elections. But they should take note of the bigger picture when it comes to left-right politics these days. Over the past decade, the center-left has been …

Social Democrats

Surmounting Trump Derangement Syndrome

Our president poses an unprecedented challenge to America’s national equilibrium. His insatiable hunger for attention subjects us to a relentless fusillade of lies, accusations, distortions, braggadocio, threats, bigotry, misogyny, conspiracy theories, reversals of course and half-baked notions …

White Evangelicals Will Never Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s presidency continues to overflow with the creation and upholding of racist policies, sexual scandals, childish virtual chest-puffing over Twitter and a general disregard for the well-being of the rest of the world. This is not particularly shocking if you consider the things he …

Race & Ethnicity

The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique | Sommet du G7 – G7 Summit

• In order to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, we will exchange approaches and support international efforts to deliver fair, progressive, …

A Vote to Upend Banking as We Know It

A country synonymous with finance is holding a referendum that has voters wondering: What is money, anyway?<p>A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world is still debating the causes of the financial crisis—down to the meaning of money itself.<p>In buttoned-down Switzerland, that debate is …

Voting

‘I Want to Hate …’

In Trump’s America people are understandably experiencing news fatigue. There are torrents of it on multiple streams. There is outrage after outrage. It is often overwhelming.<p>That’s the plan, I suspect. Trump is operating on the Doctrine of Inundation. He floods the airwaves until you simply give …

Donald Trump

How the Tax Plan Will Send Jobs Overseas

Companies are going to be able to save a ton of money by locating factories abroad.<p>Despite Donald Trump’s “America first” rhetoric, many suspected that the tax plan he would support would actually increase the incentives for U.S. multinationals to move both profits and operations overseas. I wrote …

Tax Havens

Trump Just Flunked Another Math Test

Back in 2006, the radio host Howard Stern gave Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka and his son Donald Jr. a little on-the-air math test that's worth recalling on a day when Trump is tossing around a curious number.<p>"You went to the Wharton School of Business?" Stern asked Donald Jr.<p>"Yes," Donald Jr. …

Donald Trump

How the ‘Watergate Babies’ Broke American Politics

They arrived and began opening up Congress. They ended up inadvertently institutionalizing a distinctly partisan and confrontational style that permeates contemporary American politics today.<p>For millions of Americans, from political analysts to readers confronting their morning newspapers, the …

Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address

WINDSOR, England (AP) — And now in the name of our loving, liberating and life-giving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.<p>From the Song of Solomon, in the Bible:<p>"Set me as a seal upon your heart,<p>as a seal upon your arm;<p>for love is strong as death,<p>passion fierce as the grave.<p>Its flashes are …

The Media Is Handing Trump A Second Term

It’s often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. In the case of President Donald Trump and the media, there really are two sides to this coin.<p>Whenever Trump uses provocative and at times deliberately offensive terminology ― maybe it’s …

Donald Trump

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Political Science

John McCain on Trump, His Cancer Battle, and What’s Wrong with Washington — News Editors' Picks

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence

In 1994 during the height of the Bosnian civil war, when I was head of intelligence for American forces in Europe, I walked through the ruined streets of Sarajevo. A city of once-beautiful steeples, onion-shaped domes and minarets had been devastated by Serbian artillery in the hills rising above …

World Trade Center

Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>David Cay Johnston; Donald Trump (Simon & Schuster/Bonk Johnston/AP)</b><p>Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The saga of President Donald Trump consists of several parallel and …

Donald Trump

Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability

“My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy,” declared Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. “I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so …

Redemption of a Lost Prodigy

As the sun set and the tide started to rise around City Island, the seaside village off the eastern tip of the Bronx, Saul Chandler took his seat at a bar called the Snug. Mr. Chandler, 70, a small man who smokes cheap cigars and refuses Budweiser not in glass bottles, is one of the island’s …

Putting the Ex-Con in Conservatism

In 2010 an explosion at a coal mine operated by Massey Energy killed 29 men. In 2015 Don Blankenship, the company’s former C.E.O., was sent to prison for conspiring to violate mine safety standards. In 2018, Blankenship appears to have a real chance at becoming the Republican candidate for senator …

This is how Trump won mindless loyalty from millions of Americans

<b>FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)</b><p>The simple, surefire formula for sycophants<p>Jeremy Sherman<p>March 20, 2018 10:00am …

Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?

As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.<p>Here is something that, even on its own, is astonishing: The president of the United States demanded the firing of the former FBI deputy director, a career civil servant, …

Donald Trump

Two simple laws could solve America’s epidemic of violence

<b>People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)</b><p>Let’s regulate gun ownership the same way we regulate car ownership<p>Thom Hartmann<p>March 4, 2018 1:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared …

Guns

How to prevent more billionaires from happening

<b>(Getty/kali9)</b><p>Despite the original goals of an economy and government, these systems have ended up benefiting only a select few<p>Thom Hartmann<p>March 5, 2018 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Imagine a society with no billionaires.<p>Numerous countries have tried to accomplish this, …

Middle-class

Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs

<i>Paul Krugman took questions from readers about trade after President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Here are his answers to some of the hundreds of questions he received. — By the Editors</i><p><i>1. Literally every small consumer item I buy is made in China. Please explain</i> …

Truth Isn’t the Problem—We Are

Politics has warped facts since the days of Pericles, but our ‘post-truth’ era offers a destructive new twist: defying facts as a badge of tribal allegiance.<p>By<p>Rebecca Newberger Goldstein<p>The term “post-truth” has been around for decades, but its big moment came in 2016, with the Brexit vote in the …

Greek Philosophy

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

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