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03/09/2016 - 09:11 | Editorial

The news that Prime Minister Netanyahu will not be meeting in Washington next week with President Obama, with each blaming the other for the lack of contact, is another painful reminder of a vital relationship that went sour, and got much worse. One reason among many for that unfortunate reality was the perception in the White House that Netanyahu long ago threw in his lot with the Republicans, hosting Mitt Romney in Jerusalem when he was running for the presidency four years ago and, most notably, addressing Congress last March to oppose the nuclear arms deal in seeming defiance of Obama.

03/02/2016 - 08:59 | Editorial

Iran held elections this week for its Parliament and its Assembly of Experts, which chooses the next Supreme Leader, and the clear winners were supporters of President Hassan Rouhani. The outcome seemed to bolster the Obama administration’s conviction that the nuclear deal with Tehran could signal a path toward moderation and improved relations with the U.S.

03/01/2016 - 11:53 | Editorial

A political campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency that was first perceived as a lark and a publicity stunt by much of the public has become a national concern that speaks to the angry mood of the electorate and the violation of civil discourse on the part of Donald Trump.

02/24/2016 - 09:06 | Editorial

One of the most hallowed burial grounds in this country became a little less hallowed earlier this month — Willis Cato, a notorious racist, neo-Nazi and anti-Semite was interned in Arlington National Cemetery, four months after his death at 89.

02/24/2016 - 09:05 | Editorial

As Justice Antonin Scalia slips into history, across the fractured American spectrum there is a consensus: Beyond the specifics of any particular case, Scalia did something precious and vital: He challenged us to think seriously about the Constitution and its meaning; about the intentions and blessings that are the legacy of the Founding Fathers.

02/17/2016 - 08:46 | Editorial

For the first time ever, the White House is hosting an event to mark February as Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. The speakers include a rabbinical student with autism, and this week’s program draws advocates for American Jews with disabilities — an estimated 20 percent of our community — and leaders and representatives from a variety of Jewish organizations and foundations.