It’s Been Two Days; Why Hasn’t the Times Reporter Who Called the PA’s Pay-for-Slay Program Fake News Apologized?

This weekend, The New York Times’s tech reporter, Nellie Bowles, referred to the Palestinian Authority’s $400 million payment to terrorists and their families as a “far-right conspiracy.” Several reporters, myself included, called Bowles out for this flagrant bit of fake news, and her newspaper eventually removed the statement and issued a necessary correction. Good for them. …

Trump’s Grand Strategy: Get the United States Out of the Middle East, Now

“Mission Accomplished,” Donald Trump tweeted triumphantly after the recent limited strikes on Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons facilities. Critics were quick to portray the President’s boast as hot air, and pontificate about the need for a comprehensive White House strategy to deal with Syria and other long-term regional issues. But Trump does have a strategy, which …

Anti-Semitic Letter Penned By Wagner Up For Sale

You’re probably aware of this already, but as a refresher: The 19th century German composer Richard Wagner did not like Jews very much. He is most often cited as “Richard Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer,” which is a tough label to shake. To this day, playing anything from Wagner’s vast oeuvre in Israel remains a hotly contested issue. But …

Martin Luther and Me

For most of my life, I had no interest in Christianity. It was raised in a comfortable middle-class Jewish neighborhood in Baltimore. It was Barry Levinson’s Baltimore—families of Eastern European immigrants who worked in small business, rooted for the Colts, and celebrated Thanksgiving and Passover with equal earnestness. Three days a week, I attended Hebrew …