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Did Glenn Simpson Lie to Congress?

News of the News: And could Christopher Steele, the British spy who spent his life as a Cold Warrior, have become an unwitting Kremlin pawn?

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Brilliantly Anticipated Today’s Illiberal Movement to Ban Hate Speech

A return to the early-1990s origins of victimization in identity politics, then—and now—a distraction from the real challenges of structural and institutional racism in America

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New Year’s Predictions

Or, the philosophy of mendacity

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Mob Rule

How internet-fueled smear campaigns undermine Jewish institutions—and our idea of community

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Did President Obama Read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House Last August?

News of the News: Why the timeline of the scandalous report that fuels Russiagate matters

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Why Glenn Greenwald Deserves a Pulitzer Prize

For his poignant and intrepid rebuke of the American media’s obsession with a false narrative

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Farewell to a Scoundrel

Meme Wars: What Lorin Stein’s resignation from The Paris Review over sexual misconduct reveals about the true index of male power

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Is Today’s ‘Social Justice’ Jewish?

And are we prepared for postmodern activism and the new realities of the Jewish people?

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What Is the American Far Right?

And how many of them are there, anyway?

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Forcefully Opposing Anti-Semitism Must Be a Core Principle of the Movement to Combat White Supremacy

Because it bears repeating: Anti-Semitism forms the theoretical core of white nationalism

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The Alt-Right and the Not-Quite Intellectuals

Why reporting trumps opinion

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Is It OK to Be White?

Meme Wars: the insular, circular, and viraltastic history of a racist idea

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The New Anti-Semitism at the New School

Hatred gets a respectable cap and gown

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The Charles Manson Fallacy

How extreme tolerance and existential rebellion can bring the high-minded to mistakenly embrace murderous lows

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The Mass-Murder Virus

What is the cause, and what the cure?

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Everybody Hates Nazis!

The symbolic politics of anti-Nazism in the age of Trump

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The Secret Service BBQ

America gathers all of its threats in one corner of West Palm Beach, serves hot dogs

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Why Economic Justice Is an Existential Issue for American Jews

Wealth disparity as a moral and practical issue

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My Life on a Socialist Kibbutz in Brooklyn, and What I Learned There

Looking back on an American and Jewish experiment in communal living

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Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism?

Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name

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Chag Sameach, Obama

Episode 108: Former presidential speechwriter David Litt and foreign policy expert (and five-time Jeopardy champion) Thomas Nichols

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Digital Fascism: Anti-PC Idol-Smashing Isn’t Just a Joke

Internet trolls, ritualized social-media cruelty, online cesspools, and their real-world political effects

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Facebook, Google, and Amazon Aren’t Consumer Choices. They are Monopolies That Endanger American Democracy.

Can users of what is essentially privatized social infrastructure really log off?

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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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My American Bundism

What the 120-year-old political and cultural movement meant to a young Jewish feminist in St. Louis

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You Got to Have Friends

Episode 104: Brooke Kroeger on the men behind women’s suffrage, and German-Danish historian Thorsten Wagner on teaching ethics at Auschwitz

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Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

Abrupt decision comes in wake of sharp rebukes, bafflement, and concern about politicization of Shoah memory

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How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

Did the U.S. choose to ignore the source of 1999 bombings that propelled the security-agency bureaucrat to the top post he has never relinquished?

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Suzi at Yale

A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed

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