Noam Neusner


The Intifada Will Be Live Streamed — Is That Bad?

By Noam Neusner

The Intifada Will Be Live Streamed — Is That Bad?
If the third intifada erupts, the role of social media will be unprecedented. Noam Neusner explains who the winners will be if this uprising is waged on YouTube and Facebook.Read More


Why Eric Cantor's Loss Will Hurt Jewish Democrats, Too

By Noam Neusner

Why Eric Cantor's Loss Will Hurt Jewish Democrats, Too
Liberal Jews are dancing gleefully on Eric Cantor’s political grave. But Noam Neusner writes they shouldn’t gloat — his loss is a sign of big trouble for them too.Read More


A Conspicuous Silence in Congress

By Noam Neusner

A Conspicuous Silence in Congress
Democrats in Congress have not vocally supported the new interim nuclear deal with Iran, writes Noam Neusner. Could this be a sign that they are ready to turn on the president?Read More


At Scandal-Plagued IRS, Agents Make Crucial Judgments About God and Taxes

By Noam Neusner

At Scandal-Plagued IRS, Agents Make Crucial Judgments About God and Taxes
Of all the things we’ve learned about the Internal Revenue Service, the most amazing is this: The tax man (or woman) has a keen sense for the proper place for God in our lives.Read More


Carnage and Courage

By Noam Neusner

Carnage and Courage
When terror struck, exhausted Boston Marathon runners helped the injured. Noam Neusner, who completed the race, says that teaches us a vital lesson about perseverence in the face of evil.Read More






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