My parents were Palestinian refugees who managed to rent an apartment in the city of Nazareth after their village, Ma’Alool, 10 miles to the west, was destroyed by the advancing Israeli army in 1948. My father, a cobbler...Read more
Which one is better: Florida or California?
When the governors of both states, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Gavin Newsom, face off in a debate on Fox News moderated by Sean Hannity Thursday night, the question ...Read more
Robert Crimo Jr.’s guilty plea to reckless conduct for helping his son obtain authorization to own firearms three years before Robert Crimo III allegedly opened fire on Highland Park, Illinois, paradegoers should be a ...Read more
The first news conference Earl Blumenauer held in Washington was a bipartisan affair, featuring the Oregon congressman alongside a fellow Democrat from Texas and Republicans from Illinois and New York.
Their topic: a plea...Read more
Socrates would weep. The great philosopher of ancient Athens was among the first teachers of critical thinking, you might say, and he died for doing so. And now, college philosophy departments — along with the other ...Read more
The last time I stepped on a plane for vacation, for fun, was more than three years ago. I haven’t been able to visit California, whose coast I adore. Nor Rome, where my husband and I lived for some time.
And yet, I’m...Read more
I’m not proud to admit it, but I’m a better husband when my mother-in-law visits. I walk a little faster to get to the door. I add a few extra “pleases” and “thank yous.” And, I’m slightly less cheap — ...Read more
BOISE, Idaho — On May 18, a pregnant 15-year-old Idaho girl joined her 18-year-old boyfriend and his mother in a rental car for an eight-and-a-half hour drive west to Bend, Oregon. According to court documents, the girl ...Read more
Our guests from Israel sat across from us around a large table. They spoke not of politics so much as personal pain.
What did they know of the whereabouts of their family members who had been taken hostage by Hamas, we ...Read more
In December 1966, the CBS special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” premiered. At the time, it was “the most expensive half-hour ever put on TV” due to animation costs, music and narration.
It was inspired casting ...Read more
President Joe Biden was looking his most protective and avuncular as he announced that Avigail Idan, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Israel who had turned four while in Hamas’ captivity, was among those now liberated. “...Read more
It’s holiday season, and the Biden administration is in full Santa Claus mode. Never mind the $33 trillion national debt clock whirring upward, the White House is making liberal use of a massive green slush fund to dole ...Read more
Chronically low poll numbers for President Joe Biden. A brutal war in Gaza that’s driven a wedge into the Democrats’ coalition. A migration crisis at the southern border and an overwhelmed immigration court system. An ...Read more
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” I asked Muhammad, an 8-year-old boy.
“I want to kill Israeli soldiers!” he replied proudly.
This was in 1998, when I was teaching English in Shatila, a Palestinian ...Read more
Anti-abortion groups are firing off a warning shot for 2024: We’re not going anywhere.
Their leaders say they’re undeterred by recent election setbacks and plan to plow ahead on what they’ve done for years, ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden directly targeted Republican front-runner Donald Trump at a campaign event Tuesday, treating him as the de facto nominee and warning of the consequences for voters if his political rival ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign seized on Donald Trump’s call to overturn Obamacare, using it to cast the Republican as a threat to Americans’ health benefits ahead of a likely rematch with the president.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador has asked a court to allow the state to enforce its ban on out-of-state travel for abortions while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality proceeds.
In a Tuesday ...Read more
Last week, I questioned whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas would be able to hammer out a short-term truce that would include the simultaneous release of hostages on both sides. We received the ...Read more
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared doubtful Tuesday that a Georgia man can be retried for malice murder in the stabbing death of his mother after being found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Damian McElrath’s...Read more
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