view counter

Editorial & Opinion | Editorial

11/30/2016 - 09:42 | Editorial

With increasing numbers of readers expecting to get their news for free, things are tough enough for the newspaper business. Now comes “fake news,” or, more accurately, “deliberately distorted information,” which is especially appealing to readers because its content is so provocative. But it can have a disastrous impact on our society because its intent is to deceive and confuse the reader.

11/23/2016 - 08:55 | Editorial

No doubt many Jews who voted for Donald Trump did so because they believed he would be better for Israel, however one defines “better.” For most, that meant better than Barack Obama, who was committed to Israel’s security but who had major, and public, differences with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his policies on Mideast peace talks, the Palestinians, settlements and especially the Iran nuclear deal.

11/16/2016 - 10:12 | Editorial

If someone is “pro-Israel,” does that give him or her license to promote anti-Semitism, racism and sexism without criticism?

11/09/2016 - 12:52 | Editorial

In August 1974, on assuming the presidency less than an hour after Richard Nixon’s resignation in the face of impeachment, Gerald Ford announced, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”

11/02/2016 - 09:04 | Editorial

Israeli journalist Ari Shavit’s fall from grace was sudden and hard.

A few days ago he was a leading columnist for Haaretz, a noted television commentator and one of the most popular Israeli speakers on the U.S. campus circuit, a literary rock star for his important message that one can be both a fervent Zionist and critic of Israeli policy.

11/02/2016 - 08:58 | Editorial

All focus is on Election Day, Nov. 8, and with good reason. Rarely if ever has the choice of president been so stark and the impact so significant. But we are thinking of Nov. 9, The Day After, and the months and years that will play out as a result of the electorate’s choice. The loser will have been the choice of about 40 percent of the voters, the majority of whom are appalled at the prospects of life under the leadership of the winner. Die-hard supporters of Donald Trump talk of taking to the streets should he lose; devotees of Hillary Clinton talk of leaving the country if Trump wins. How are we to repair the torn fabric of American society going forward after this most bizarre, disheartening presidential campaign?