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Politically Motivated ‘Scoop’?

11 Kislev 5765 – November 24, 2004
The New York Times trumpeted a two-column lead story by James Glanz, William Broad and David Sanger, 'Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq,' in Monday's edition, a story one week before the election about events that happened at least 18 months ago - one blaming the Bush administration for letting almost 400 tons of powerful explosives disappear under its nose.

How Could You?

The explosion that wrecked our lives on that fateful day destroyed much of my memory of that bloody episode.

The Jewish Vote: Don’t Believe Those Exit Polls

The exit polls got the election results wrong in a very large sample of thousands of voters.

Monitor’s Online Reading List

The Monitor's sort-of-annual listing of recommended websites and blogs is a little different this time. Previous listings were an amalgam of readers' favorites and the Monitor's own choices; this one is purely the Monitor's concoction.

The Inauthenticity Of Our Presidential Politics

Every four years, it seems, we Americans must display infinite forbearance in the face of irrepressible foolishness. Transforming all serious meaning into manipulation and marketing, our presidential election process has now been reduced to an endless barrage of numbing cliches and empty witticisms.

Letters to the Editor

Misguided EndorsementYour endorsement of George W. Bush for a second term is misguided.Have you forgotten that from the beginning of 2001, the administration has...

Letters To The Editor

Best Of Times, Worst Of TimesThis November, American Jews have an extra reason for thanksgiving as we happily participate in numerous celebratory events to...

Jewish Blues: The Unchanging Demographic

5 Kislev 5765 – November 17, 2004
The point is, if you believe only a fool would vote for the Republicans, then how can you trust such a majority to safeguard minority rights?

Lonely, Liberal, And Orthodox

How did we come to embrace rejectionist labels and sound-bite government?

Arafat’s Untimely Death

The argument for releasing Barghouti is that he is a moderate who favors a peaceful solution.

A Window To The East

This pragmatic attitude stands in stark contrast with contemporaneous views in both Europe and the Islamic world.

The Message Of Israel: Always Go Forward

This eternal power of life has kept us going through many generations of trials and tribulations, both in our homeland and in exile.

Commissar, Drop Me Down!

Every time Israel loosens its grip, there follows a deadly act of terror.

Anti-Demographics

Those who argue that it is immoral to occupy another people and suppress their national aspirations fail to understand that in principle this form of liberal egalitarianism sounds nice; in the context of terrorism it is lethal.

On Not Dancing To The Democrats Tune

It brings me no joy to say that Teresa Heinz Kerry is not worthy of being the first lady of the United States of America.

Misreporting The Holocaust

At this point there could be no doubt about the authenticity of the reports of Nazi atrocities against the Jews.

More On Free – And True – Speech

I agree that the best way to oppose free hate speech is with free true speech.

On The Prohibition Of Water: An Appeal to Poskim

There are rabbinic decisors of stature who disagree with this stringent stance, relying on an attested and respected opinion recorded by earlier authorities that the water is permissible if the organisms in question are not discernible.

Uri Avnery, Moral Idiot

In an extraordinary interview published last Friday in Haaretz, Uri Avnery, the grand old man of the Israeli Left, spoke of his deep affection for Yasir Arafat, his great sadness at Arafat's passing, and his belief that Arafat would be recognized as one of history's great men.

Political Potpourri

Sun rises in East, Times endorses Democrat: Most Americans weren't born the last time The New York Times gave its endorsement to a Republican presidential candidate. The year was 1956, the candidate was the incumbent president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a weekday copy of the Times cost a nickel.

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