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Conspiracy and complicity got our democracy here

What role have we all played in the spread of disinformation and the rise of authoritarianism?


Jon Ossoff was sworn in on my husband’s Bible, and I couldn’t be prouder

My husband used that particular book so extensively, its covers had to be taped back on.


Biden brings hope. But as a Jew, I’m still alarmed by what’s brewing in America.

As much as I want to be overtaken by the wave of pure celebration, even if just for a day, I feel caution pulling at me.


Editorial | The right speech by the right man at the right time

Joe Biden gave the speech we needed to hear on Wednesday. And he was the absolute right person to deliver it.


The benediction I gave President Biden before his inauguration

Among your closer Jewish friends, together, your administration will always affectionately be known as “Mamala and the Mench.”

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