It’s way more complicated than left versus right
Martin Van Buren created the machinery of mass political parties in America, opening the way for ordinary people to be heard—until so-called ‘reformers’ weakened the parties, inadvertently creating today’s plutocratic politics
The real divide isn’t between red states and blue states or cities and rural areas. It’s between mega-rich political donors and everyone else.
The massively popular podcast host provides a glimpse into Borges’ ‘multitudes of America’
A story about contemporary thought-police
As the petty politics of outrage slowly hollows out our discourse, deeper and profoundly Jewish questions about how we should live have increasingly fallen by the wayside
And what their French origins, and their waning and rising relevance to the power structures over the centuries, say about the new Washington
A shul reconsiders an invitation to give a talk on politics, based on a perception of the speaker’s political affiliations—and healthy dialogue takes yet another blow
I grew up in a family that always voted for Democrats. Then I joined an Orthodox community filled with Republicans. Where do I stand? Somewhere in between.
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.
“My mother always used to say that her mother’s family was Jewish,” said Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull. “Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know.”
Fails to become Britain’s first Jewish prime minister since Benjamin Disraeli, as Conservatives gain outright majority
Tom Schweich was reportedly the target of anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.
His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying
The 44-year-old healthcare entrepreneur wants to be Massachusetts’s next governor and maybe start a third-party revolution
New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
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