Vassar's Israel Debate Takes 'Raw' Racial Turn

The battle over Israel is heating up at usually bucolic Vassar College, with ‘raw’ displays of rage tinged with racial resentment directed against Jewish students, writes J.J. Goldberg.

'Parenthood' Reveals Enduring Value of Brotherly (or Sisterly) Love

‘Parenthood’ explores the blend of deep inconvenience and absolute relief of being bound to others. Because nobody knows us deeper, and longer, than our siblings.

Jewish Brides Make British Gay Marriage History

This weekend, Tania Ward and Nicola Pettit will become one of the first same-sex couples to legally marry in Britain — and get a Jewish wedding blessing in shul.

Real Roots of Austria's Nazi Comparisons

The public keeps getting outraged over Nazi comparisons in Austria. But that outrage only distracts from the core issue, writes Anna Goldenberg.

Warming to Task: Nate Silver?s new FiveThirtyEight blog aims to use data to address thorny public issues. Is hiring a skeptic of climate change to cover the environment sending the right message?

Why Did Nate Silver Hire Climate Change Skeptic To Cover Environment?

Nate Silver is all about the facts, right? So why did everyone’s favorite geek hire a climate change skeptic to cover the environment on his new blog, J.J. Goldberg asks.