Joe Biden

Why an “Apology Tour” Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden

Dear Mr. Biden: News outlets are reporting that you're determined to prevent your campaign from turning into an "apology tour" this summer. But your only other option is a campaign of denial—sinking deeper into a...
World Map

With the passing of Yusuf Buch, it is the end of an era

"My soul derives comfort from the belief that the participants in my funeral – whether few or many – will be performing an act of the kind that is known to have earned the...
Jerusalem Cityscape

The Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights Among California Democrats

It was back in the mid-1980's that Jack O'Dell, a long-time advisor first to Martin Luther King Jr. and then to Jesse Jackson, taught me a lesson I never forgot. The gist of his...
Joe Biden

Why Joe Biden Was Afraid to Face California’s Democratic Party

Joe Biden"s glaring absence from the California Democratic Party convention has thrown a national spotlight on his eagerness to detour around the party"s progressive base. While dodging an overt clash, for now, Biden is...
The Knesset

A second Israeli election proves Netanyahu’s grip on power is slipping

In a sign of how politically vulnerable he has rapidly become, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu plunged Israel into new elections last week – less than two months after his far-right bloc appeared to win...