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But as Commentary's Seth Mandel, Algemeiner's Ira Stoll, and others pointed out, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries is nothing new. Yet The Times largely ignored or downplayed it until ... Hinkle is editorial page editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Email him at bhinkle@timesdispatch.com or follow ...
Does the New York Times have to register with the government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? The act has been in the news lately in connection with the wide-ranging probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's indictment of ...

In the end, the best news of all about a tax cut may be that it leaves the politicians and lobbyists in the Washington swamp even less of our money to mess around with. Photo Credit: Xinhua/Sipa USA/Newscom. Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and author of JFK, Conservative. Media Contact ...
And the rest of us are free to read, watch, and listen with skeptical eyes, ears, and minds, and to call out egregious cases of slant when we see them. If we don't, we'll all be stuck with the bill. Photo Credit: RICHARD B. LEVINE/Newscom. Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and author of JFK, ...
By Ira Stoll | January 22, 2018, 23:21 EST ... On January 4, the editor of Bloomberg Businessweek stepped down, explaining that “juggling being the parent I want to be with the demands of this fantastic, amazing magazine” had taken its toll. I had to double check to make sure that the editor, Megan Murphy, was a woman.
In the end, the best news of all about a tax cut may be that it leaves the politicians and lobbyists in the Washington swamp even less of our money to mess around with. Photo Credit: Xinhua/Sipa USA/Newscom. Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and author of JFK, Conservative. Media Contact ...

Ira Stoll's interest in the Times, however, goes beyond Farago's review or even his instinctive need to protect Paul Wolfowitz from the world's art ...
A smart editor once told me to be careful before typing the word never. In this instance, the Times reporter, Jeremy W. Peters, might have ...
By Ira Stoll | October 19, 2017, 14:03 EDT ... The editor of the Washington Free Beacon, Matthew Continetti, in a recent column on “the liberal media bubble,” ...
One of the most consequential developments for financing health care is happening not in Washington, but on the Internet, where crowdfunding is making it easier for sick people to raise money to pay for medical bills.
That, at least, is a proposition on which all of us - "elitist journalist" or "Yahoo," resident of coastal cities or of the "great void" - might be able to agree.
Making even de Blasio seem deserving of sympathy is a feat that only the Schumer-Bharara combine could achieve. Photo Credit: ERIK S. LESSER/EPA/Newscom.
The country would be better off if, on these topics, the Democrats - or at least some political movement - followed the advice conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly offered in her 1964 book: "A Choice Not An Echo.
One surprising thing about Donald Trump's war on the press is that even the press itself is willing to consider the possibility that, on this one, the president might actually be right.
He focused on the issue after such leaks forced the ouster of the national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn. Good for Trump for pushing back against the FBI.
... wondered even for a second why a Jewish senator would be promoting a recipe for a dish that violates the dietary laws of the Jewish religion, it's not evident from the story, which portrays the recipe as somehow a perfect fit for the senator," Ira ...
... actors in this very case used to describe what was happening while it was happening." Photo Credit: Chaves headshot/University of Connecticut.

The latest evidence of creeping totalitarianism - or, at least, of poor judgment - seized on by critics of President Trump is Mr. Trump's elevation of a political adviser, Stephen Bannon, to the National Security Council.
President Trump says he will announce this week his nominee to succeed Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. In a lucky - but little-noticed - coincidence, the eight remaining justices sent a subtle signal of their own earlier this month, when ...
The decision by President Trump to appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser at the White House has triggered a national discussion about nepotism.
Somehow, the left in 2017 has become a place where doing business with Cuba and Iran is fine, but doing business with L.L. Bean or Simon &Schuster is morally questionable.
One of the great paradoxes of Zionism is that a movement for Jewish national self-determination has found itself so often at the mercy of Gentiles.
In memory of the late William Safire, place your bets now on possibilities for the year ahead. Use the available choices or try writing in your own scenarios.
The Israel Fellows I talked to hope that their influence on students extends past a BDS vote and lasts even after graduation. That's not an easy thing to measure, but if it happens, it will be worth celebrating, too.
Anyone still having any trouble understanding why Donald Trump won the presidential election might try doing what I did over the past several weeks, which is shop for health insurance using one of the "exchanges" created by President Obama's signature ...
Maybe if it had, my dear liberal friends, you would be shopping for clothing to wear to inauguration parties, instead of Facebooking about how racist and sexist American voters are.
One good way to test that proposition would be to give government less taxing, spending and regulating power over businesses. Then, see if Clinton's cash flow starts to slow.
You might think a veteran investigative journalist and newsroom manager like the executive editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet, would know how to conduct himself in an interview without looking foolish.
... fuel fundraising and congressional campaigns. But Republicans will be in better shape if by the next presidential election they have a credible candidate and a positive program.
... castigate Stumpf, recognize their bank-bashing for what it is: political posturing and selective outrage, rather than principled, rules-based oversight.
... castigate Stumpf, recognize their bank-bashing for what it is: political posturing and selective outrage, rather than principled, rules-based oversight.
Want lower-cost colleges? Clinton's approach is subsidies and redistribution. A better bet would be deregulation, competition and technological innovation.
Of all the lines of attack against Donald Trump, perhaps the most odd, in the current moment, is that the Republican presidential nominee is somehow uniquely challenged when it comes to telling the truth.
If all else fails, "Monday Night Football" is on ESPN, Falcons at the Saints. One thing is for sure: That game will be the only big competition on Monday night that features any Saints.
Blacks earned full civil rights. None of this means that America is perfect, or that we haven't made mistakes, or that there isn't room for improvement.
Any Republican Party attempt to rebuild after a loss by Donald Trump in the presidential election will be complicated by the fact that so much of the rest of the party shares his flawed view of immigration.
Does that mean its audience has gotten older, or just its advertising? Ira Stoll, former editor of The New York Sun and current editor of FutureCapitalism.com, writes in a piece for HeatStreet that over the past month he's noted print ads for canes ...
I've made building this wall - the one with the big beautiful door - a central element of my campaign. I can do it. She can't, or won't.
... as California did in replacing the San Francisco Bay Bridge. For fixing transportation problems, it's not obvious at all that politicians are better than technology or private ingenuity.
Unless the numbers start to move in his direction, Republicans will begin to shift their thinking to keeping Clinton's margin of victory small enough to prevent a landslide that costs the GOP control of Congress.
By Ira Stoll | 4:17 pm, August 11, 2016. Is the typical New York Times ... I used to work at the English language version of a Yiddish newspaper, the Forward, where the dark office humor held that "the average age of our readers is dead." The Forward ...
But as a campaign issue? The one genuinely made-in-America item in this whole situation is Hillary Clinton's own pricey and xenophobic political fantasy.
... is worth rethinking in favor of a new temporary alliance against Islamist extremism. That's an alliance in which the United States, Europe and Russia might have a common cause.
Of all the many, many words about Hillary Clinton uttered at the Republican National Convention, the truest may have been these, from the party's vice presidential nominee, the governor of Indiana, Mike Pence: "She'll have the press doing half her work ...
... attacks are leveled against Trump but Clinton gets a pass, the hypocrisy and double standards are clear evidence of partisan political mudslinging.
... attacks are leveled against Trump but Clinton gets a pass, the hypocrisy and double standards are clear evidence of partisan political mudslinging.
The Nobel Prize-winning Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, who died earlier this month, was remarkable in so many ways. But one such way hasn't received as much attention as it should: his ability to win high-level access and respect on both ...
That's a question that I, as the author of a biography of that leading figure in the American Revolution, sometimes get asked, especially as July 4 approaches.
... that socialism in India stifled creativity, growth and innovation. Missing, alas, is an acknowledgment from the president that it can happen here, too.
The biggest counterterrorism vote of the Obama administration, after all, was one that didn't have anything to do with depriving Americans of guns.


 

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