From Donald Trump to Israel and Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?

The global rise of right-wing populism is clearly the leading news story of 2016. Jay Michaelson investigates what’s behind it.


Those Rapping Bais Yaakov Girls Are Not Weird — Or Even Surprising

Orthodox girls are creative, talented and introspective. That should not be a surprise to the media, writes Leslie Ginsparg Klein.


How Right-Wing Critics Who Slammed My Book Proved Its Point on Israel

‘I had hoped that my analysis of why Israel is becoming such a bitterly divisive issue would spark serious public discussion. No such luck.’


Hoping To Stabilize His Cabinet, Benjamin Netanyahu Destabilizes Israeli Democracy

Bibi’s naming of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister brings the long-simmering tensions between Israel’s military and civilian leaderships to a boil, J.J. Goldberg writes.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Feeling the Bern — Let That Be a Lesson to Democrats!

The dustup over Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a very tough reminder that the Democratic Party had better get used to moving to the left, Ari Paul argues.

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