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Judaism—On Background

Bernie Sanders’s Jewish heritage should be an outward source of pride, but the would-be president—and the mainstream media—continue to keep his roots mostly hidden from view. This hurts.

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Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Jew to Win a Presidential Primary

Bernie Sanders made history with a huge win over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. How have other Jewish politicians stacked up in their bids for the White House?

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Bernie Sanders, Demystified and Heartfelt

We learned quite a lot about the presidential hopeful on Thursday, including the identity of the mystery kibbutz he visited in the ’60s

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Watch Hillary Clinton’s Revealing Answer to a Rabbi’s Question About Humility

The presidential frontrunner was asked an unusually personal question by a rabbi in the audience during Wednesday’s Democratic town hall

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‘13 Hours’ Says: Why Think When You Can Shoot?

Why Michael Bay’s Benghazi fantasy is a dangerously stupid movie

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A House Divided

When the election hits home, what’s a parent to do?

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Expelliarmus!

This week on Unorthodox, Hillary’s Jewish outreach, plus Scholastic deputy general counsel Mark Seidenfeld—Harry Potter’s lawyer—and bioethicist Alice Dreger

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Clinton Names Jewish Outreach Director

Sarah Bard, 35, worked for Clinton during her unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2008, and for President Obama in 2012

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Bernie Sanders’s New Ad Features Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘America’

A nostalgic paean to a past America, Sanders’s new ad embodies the attraction and limits of his campaign, and is unlikely to draw the voters he needs to defeat Hillary Clinton

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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A Most Interesting Lawyer

‘Rothman,’ a documentary about a defense lawyer for ‘bad guys’ in NYC, recently screened at the NYC DOC film festival. It’s just one of many short docs that are well worth your time.

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The Death of Glucksmann

Remembering the French intellectual, a man of influential ideas

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Russia Today Airs Bizarre Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory About Hillary Clinton

You’ll never guess who the Kremlin propaganda network says is pulling Clinton’s strings

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Bernie and the Socialist Virtues

What Sanders’ Harringtonian eloquence brings to the American left

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A Real Debate

On Tuesday night, the five Democratic presidential hopefuls filled the Las Vegas stage—and our televisions—with a lively, articulate discussion about the issues that matter. Well, mostly.

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Hillary Clinton’s Gefilte Fish Email, Explained

That time gefilte fish threatened the U.S.-Israel alliance

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Black Lives Matter’s Heart-to-Heart With Hillary Clinton

Which does more good: changing hearts or changing laws? And what role does mass protest play in creating that change? In a back room, the presidential candidate debated an activist, but also her former ‘Goldwater Girl’ self.

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Straight Outta Brooklyn, by Way of Vermont: The Bernie Sanders Story

Tracing the Jewish roots of the presidential hopeful, from Burlington to the kibbutz and back

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Hillary Clinton Makes the Most Important Decision of Her Presidency

She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-BDS Letter Matters

The presidential hopeful showed her support for Israel without repudiating any of Barack Obama’s policies

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What We Can and Can’t Learn About Hillary from Her Emails About Israel

She politely praised an anti-Israel author while battling Israel boycotters

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Hillary Clinton Calls for Reducing U.S.-Israel Tensions

Presumed 2016 Democratic candidate strikes subtle contrast with Obama

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Obama Takes Care of Family Business

Offs Bibi, Hillary and now Senator Robert Menendez

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We’ve Known About Hillary’s Email for Years. Why the Hoopla This Week?

Hint: It starts with an ‘I’ and ends with an ‘n,’ and it’s ‘Iran.’

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Watch Hillary Clinton vs. Jon Stewart on Gaza

The former Secretary of State places blame for conflict squarely on Hamas

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Hillary’s Evenhandedness Means Blaming Israel for Failed Peace Talks

In her new memoir, the former Secretary of State is calculating, cautious, and balanced—and that’s what’s wrong

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Chelsea Clinton And Marc Mezvinsky Expecting

The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year

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All Out of Ideas: The Dumbing Down of American Discourse

The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face

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Clinton Compares Russia to Nazi Germany

Links passports issued to Russians in Crimea to Nazi population transfers

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Hillary Clinton: No New Iran Sanctions

Says she has no ‘illusions’ about Iran, laying potential 2016 groundwork

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