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A Deadlocked Congress Can’t Ignore the Border

January 5, 2023

The new Congress is faced with a security and humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico. Given the almost complete breakdown of efforts to prevent illegal immigration in the last two years, dealing with this problem ought to be a priority for Washington. Yet with divided government returning to Capitol Hill in the form of […]

Biden’s Already Backing Down on Iran

February 10, 2021

In his first major foreign-policy speech delivered last week, President Joe Biden sent a variety of confusing and mixed messages, but one thing was clear: Whatever Donald Trump was for, he was against. Thus, he sounded tough on Russia but soft on China. And though he paid lip service to the idea that his administration […]

How We Talk About African-American Anti-Semitism

April 6, 2020

Generalizing about blacks and anti-Semitism is a mistake. The presence of African-American community leaders and politicians at the January 5, 2020 New York City march against anti-Semitism was heartening. So, too, are the many testimonies that have come forward from individuals about acts of caring and kindness towards the ultra-Orthodox community that has been targeted […]

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