Inside the Mind of the Colorado Family Killer

Chris Watts, of Colorado, now has been charged in the murders of his pregnant wife Shannan and daughers Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. Already calls are coming into my office from media outlets asking all the usual questions about Watts: If guilty, how could a man do such a thing? Wouldn’t there have been signs, all along, that…

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…

The SCOTUS Confirmation Process Has Gotten Out of Hand

Alan Dershowitz Justice Kavanaugh is extraordinarily well qualified by his educational and academic background and judicial history. He should be given a hearing and asked probing questions about his judicial philosophy and his approach to constitutional construction and precedent. Senators should approach this process with an open mind. Before I finally make up my own…

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…

Howard Sachar Dead at 90; Jewish Historian Par Excellence

The death of Jewish historian Howard Morley Sachar brings to an end a brilliant and compelling career of the historian who came to be synonymous with the wide sweep of history when it comes to explaining the experience of Jews living on this earth. Dr. Sachar, a George Washington University scholar and professor, died on…

Using Current Events to Slander the Second Amendment

by Brad Lacerda “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That is the Second Amendment. The following is my own interpretation. Students of history remember a nation embroiled in a war with England over taxation…