Pressure for black, women’s and gay rights has brought down barriers in America. But inequality is more rife than ever, J.J. Goldberg writes.
President Obama called the Boston Marathon bombing a ‘cowardly act.’ Why don’t we ever stop to think what an absurd adjective this is to describe most terror attacks?
Say what you will about Margaret Thatcher. The architect of painful economic restructuring, Britain’s Iron Lady was smarter and more tenacious than her friend Ronald Reagan.
The debate over taxes between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is really a clash between the approaches of two Republican icons: Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower.
Jewish radicals in California fought against social injustice —and Ronald Reagan in the ’80s. But they were inspired by images of the Holocaust.
You’ve probably heard by now of Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, the American students imprisoned and abused in Iran for two years, virtually incommunicado, on flimsy espionage charges until they were finally “bailed out” (read: ransomed) by Oman and released last month.
Saul Austerlitz is the author of “Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy.” His blog posts are appearing this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series please visit:
Los Angeles Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essential piece today debunking what he calls “The Myth of the Social Security system’s financial shortfall.” It’s based on the newly-released 2010 report of the Social Security Trustees.