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Bridging the Political Divide

From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Hillaryland

‘I was struck by the fervent hatred many Sanders supporters maintained for Hillary Clinton.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Trumpville

‘In retrospect, I clearly ignored too much of my own anecdotal evidence.’

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Joel Sollender, the Jewish Prisoner of the Nazis Who Filmed a Powerful Ad Against Trump, Dies at 92

‘Here was this smart-ass Jewish intellectual from New York City who became friends in the Army with a Missouri farmer [and] an Indian bootlegger.’

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Bye-Bye, Neocons

The Jewish conservatives and ‘nation builders’ who led us into Iraq and Afghanistan bet the farm against Donald Trump, and lost. What now?

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Do Jews Defend Their Values by Helping Anti-Semites Immigrate to America?

The ADL says most people in the Middle East harbor anti-Semitic views. But American Jews are largely in favor of offering safe haven to them.

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A Little on the Nose, History

Recovering from the presidential election and talking to former Rep. Barney Frank about where we go from here

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Do Not Stand Idle in the Face of Trump. Vote.

American Jews are far too familiar with oppression, beginning with the story of Exodus. When faced with a choice of two presidential candidates—one of whom has run on a nationalist, xenophobic platform—the choice is clear.

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Super Tuesday

A special Election Day episode featuring ‘Washington Post’ reporter Bob Woodward, ‘National Review’ editor Eliana Johnson, Tablet columnist Jamie Kirchick, and a Democrat in Boca

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The Devil and Paul Ryan

America’s soul, and his own, at stake

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The Troy Brothers Bemoan the Election (An Epistolary Bromance)

[Updated] Part Five: Two Queens boys turned presidential historians on opposite sides of America’s great political divide, on what just happened, keeping things in perspective, and the power of the rule of law

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‘I’m With Her’: Nonagenarians Cast Their Votes for Hillary

The website I Waited 96 Years! is an homage to those women who born before they were legally able to vote. Naturally, they’re casting their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

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It’s Almost Over

Unorthodox breaks down the neverending 2016 election with Gen. Tom Hill, ‘Boston Globe’ columnist Jeff Jacoby, and NPR’s Jeremy Hobson

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Who Goes Trump?

What ultimately determines support for the GOP nominee isn’t race, class, or political ideology. It’s character.

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Twitter’s ‘Juggernaut of Bigotry’

Five takeaways from the ADL’s report on anti-Semitic targeting of journalists during the 2016 presidential campaign

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What Will Become of Jared Kushner?

Pondering the future of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and surrogate

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Conservative Anti-Trump Candidate Evan McMullin Taps Jewish Republican Strategist as Running Mate

Mindy Finn, who previously worked for Romney, Bush, Twitter, and Google, will fight to deny Trump the presidency

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The Orthodox Vote for Trump

Why Donald Trump—despite his unsettling, nativist rhetoric and policies—is likely to gather a majority of the Orthodox Jewish vote

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The Great Male Hope

The presidential debate pitted an outdated, ‘tough-guy’ version of masculinity against the modern era, which is upon us anyway

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‘When You See How It Works for Donald Trump, Do You Ever Think to Yourself, ‘Oh, Maybe I Should Be More Racist?”

Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Hillary Clinton, which was ‘sponsored’ by Trump, is required viewing

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Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.

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A Neoconservative, Generational Rift and a Tale of Two Worsts

Former ‘Commentary’ editor Norman Podhoretz recently said he would ‘not bet [his] life on anything about Trump,’ but has even less regard for Clinton. His son, John, wants to convince him otherwise.

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Israel’s Next Female Prime Minister

Who could be the first woman to lead the Jewish state since Golda Meir? And why is it taking so long?

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Streisand: Man After Man in Hollywood Told Me I Couldn’t Make ‘Yentl’

A lesson from Streisand about making it on her own—despite sexism—is a lesson in why she supports Hillary Clinton

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New Poll of Jewish Voters in Florida Finds Trump Losing to Clinton by a Whopping 43 Points

Most Jews traditionally vote Democratic, but these results suggest Trump may lose the voting segment by even greater margins than past Republican candidates

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Yuval Levin Isn’t Dumb

The new anti-government handbook ‘The Fractured Republic’ confuses a fantasized past for a utopian future

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A Tale of Two Daughters

Unexpectedly—and with great relief—Chelsea and Ivanka were not sized up together based upon their appearances. But their speeches could not have felt more different.

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Clinton Showcases the Seeds for Success and the Potential for Failure

In her acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton laid the foundation for a broad-based presidential coalition. But she also risked trying to be all things to all people, and coming across as lacking core convictions.

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What Is HIPPY?

At the DNC, former U.S. President Bill Clinton touted a preschool educational program created in Israel that Hillary brought to Arkansas during his time as Governor

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