Aretha Franklin’s Death a Great Loss for Everyone on This Earth

The death of Aretha Franklin at 76 is a great loss not for black people alone, but for all of us, white and black, who were mesmerized by her voice. That powerful, melodic, extraordinary voice pierced our sensibilities during the 1960s and ’70s, and in ways that were unimaginable for white kids growing up in all white suburbs in the…

What is it about Us?

Vic Rosenthal Today I read a very interesting piece by Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, an interview with David Brog, who runs Sheldon Adelson’s Macabee Task Force. The objective is to fight delegitimization of Israel and BDS on college campuses; but rather than applying a predetermined formula, the group cooperates with local pro-Israel students…

Trump’s Critics Desecrate the Holocaust

Jay Winik Separating alien families was an inhumane policy. Likening it to the Nazi genocide is obscene. Almost everyone, including President Trump, agrees that separating alien children from their parents and housing them in detention centers was an untenable policy that needed to be changed. Some have said, not without justification, that the images were…

US Correcting the Imbalance at the United Nations

The United States pulling out the Human Rights Council at the United Nations is a cause for rejoicing among American Jews and Jews everywhere. In a world where no one wants us, where every effort is made to denounce the legitimacy of Israel to exist, this action brings closer to reality the almost mind-numbing unfairness…

The President Can Pardon Himself, or Anyone for That Matter

The president can pardon himself. Yes, he can. His pardon power is absolute and unconditional, according to the US Constitution. The power to pardon was included in the Constitution as the single line that allows the American president to act with the power of a king in one specific area. Despite the new and odious…

Americans Losing Faith in Our Institutions Because of Trump? What a Joke

The New York Times reported yesterday that President Trump’s critics — all Democrats and liberals who still cannot get over the fact he won the presidential election — are banding together and all agree that Trump’s statements and actions are eroding public trust in our institutions. They say the president claiming he is the victim…