Editorials

Human Rights Watch should watch its words

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There are many problems with Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) contention that in “certain areas” of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, Israel’s “deprivations”...

Student loan relief v. loan forgiveness

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There is widespread concern about the crippling financial challenge to some 43 million Americans of their federal student loans. Proposals to deal with the...

Biden’s 100 day speech

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President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office last week with a nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress. He spoke...

Confronting domestic abuse

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During the past year, home has been a safe haven for most people. It was the comfortable refuge from the deadly pandemic, which predominantly...

The gun problem

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We face a mass shooting epidemic. And the cure is evasive. The recent burst of mass killing is upsetting. But it has been relegated to...

Resounding bipartisan support for Israel

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In today’s combative political climate, amid mounting concerns of partisan posturing, there are few things on which most Democrats and Republicans agree. But a...

The lonely Lady Liberty

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We were under the impression that President Joe Biden was going to elevate the welcoming image of the Statue of Liberty. After four years...

The business of political speech

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We were surprised to hear Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warn Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Major League Baseball — and other parts of...

Toward Palestinian aid with purpose

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The Biden administration’s decision to resume financial assistance to the Palestinians is a sound humanitarian move. It is important for America to reaffirm its...
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Manchin in the middle

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Six months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that a United States senator serving in just his second term, from a state...