Opinion

Constitution at 230: U.S. has talented, independent judiciary, but there are dangers

Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist famously described the judiciary as "the least dangerous branch" on the ground that it exercises neither "force" nor "will" but only...

Letter: Support two-state solution

Support two-state solutionWhile in Israel in July, I heard a presentation by Talia Sasson who spent 25 years in Israel’s state attorney’s office and wrote a 2005 report for Prime...

And the Lord said, That’s enough!

From a divine source, an imaginary conversation between God and Jim Bakker...

If Trump reneges on Iran nuclear deal, world will become a more dangerous place

If the United States scuttles the Iran nuclear deal, the consequences will be drastic, not least for the cause of nuclear nonproliferation and America’s global credibility....

Thoughts on Obama's letter to Trump

I think it was a waste of perfectly good ink....

Ahead of the U.N., Mahmoud Abbas's legacy is more elusive than ever

The Palestinian president's standing with the White House and with his own people has plummeted....

'Game of Thrones' and the meaning of life

So why is the series so successful? People seek inspiration and instruction from popular culture when institutional religion no longer speaks their language....

New Mideast realities require support for Kurds

Washington should rethink its opposition to the Sept. 25 referendum on Kurdish independence....

The revolution in Syria against Assad has failed. For now

Assad, Putin and the Iranians backed the winner. The US left the losers to fight for themselves....

Why RT needs to register as Putin’s propaganda arm

‘The content of RT is not news. It is propaganda. It is hate.’...

The burdens and hilarity of the progressive

"Class" is a glimpse of how arduous life is for progressives, bowed as they are beneath the crushing weight of every choice's immense social significance....

Flynn sidekick Ezra Cohen-Watnick, fired by McMaster, lands job

Kushner and Bannon tried to save him, but the general won out....

Our Views: This year's September 11 remembrance coincides with new challenges America faces

After terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans didn’t immediately know who had wounded us, how we would fight back, and how long...

Congress sits idle during Islamic State’s reign of terror in Iraq

Congress is now only one step away from providing relief to hundreds of thousands of displaced people — including Christians, Yazidis and Muslims — in war-torn Iraq. The Senate...

Transgender troops have served admirably for many years

It is not transgender Americans who are unfit to serve in the U.S. military.  It is Donald Trump who is unfit to serve as commander in chief....

Will Congress awaken from its long slumber?

There's a chance -- just a chance, mind you -- that the House and Senate may rediscover their Constitutional roles in the republic....

Elliott Abrams: Israel is protecting itself from Iran. We should, too

The bombing of a chemical weapons facility in Syria was to prevent Hezbollah attacking Israel...

Montini: Hillary’s big book of whines and grudges

Hillary Clinton spent the past 8 months in the land of hypotheticals, while the rest of us have had to deal with reality....

Tel Aviv Diary: Yes, Israel is deeply corrupt. Count the ways

From the Submarine Affair to Netanyahu’s wife, the country is awash with allegations of wrongdoing....

Now the boot is on the other foot and Israel is financing American Jews in distress

Israel is no longer a poor country that needs the philanthropy of American Jews to survive....

Many Americans willing to make a first nuclear strike

About 60 percent of those polled said that if Iran provoked the U.S. with some nonnuclear aggression, they'd approve of blowing up two million Iranian civilians using nuclear...

How presidential disaster visits matter

President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey probably won’t boost his low job approval numbers, but it eliminates a big chance for critics to fault him...

What is the Muslim pilgrimage hajj? The once-in-a-lifetime obligation explained

The five-day pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey....

Should America choose more intervention abroad or more isolation?

Our inability to decide is a dangerous inflection point that may lead to increasing global disorder....

Bogus truces in Syria are handing Assad an easy victory

‘Reconciliation deals’ are farcical shows of forced settlement with support from Russian and Iranian forces....

Is Trump’s lack of involvement in military tactics inviting a catastrophe?

We have seen expanded special operations under Trump, but without the usual oversight....

My Turn: Palestinian children get an education in the way things are

As the school year begins in New Hampshire, the headline news seems to be the inability to find enough school bus drivers, especially to transport our grade school children to...

COMMENTARY: Sun publisher’s defense of Jim Murren comes up woefully short

Lucky for me, Greenspun’s passionate defense of Murren was in the Sun. That means no more than 15 people read it — including Greenspun’s wife, children and brother....

Our Editorial: End attack on for-profit schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos right to roll back regulations that forced some schools to close...

Tel Aviv Diary: Netanyahu borrows freely from the Trump playbook

There was booing from the crowd every time Netanyahu referred to the “fake new media.”...

After General Mattis addresses US troops, is a military coup in the cards?

The general set off alarm bells with his ‘Hold the line’ order to U.S. troops....

Editorial: The U.S. role in a global catastrophe

Plenty of domestic crises occupy American minds these days: immigration, racism, health care, infrastructure, drug addiction, voting rights, campaign finance – the list goes on and...

Israel’s Syria aid mission show it's ready to help its Arab neighbors

Israel has the potential to have a social and humanitarian impact far beyond her own borders....

Here are some facts about immigration’s cost to Americans

The American taxpayer cannot afford the continuing flood of immigrants into the country....

In presidency, businessmen have struggled

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made much of his success as a businessman. ......

Tel Aviv Diary: Will Israel launch a preemptive strike against Iran?

Creating permanent Iranian military bases in Syria would cross a red line....

Column: Build a healthy Detroit

Project Healthy Community led to a collaboration among members of various racial and ethnic groups...

Local clergy stand united against hatred and extremism

The shared values of our Abrahamic faiths call upon us to stand together and speak out for justice. If we do not, who else will?...