Hostile takeover: Democrats’ younger generation is brushing party leaders aside

Washington frequently feels like middle school, with its gossip, cliques, and unwritten rules. And woe to any woman who breaks those rules. Republicans have often chosen the “next in line” to lead them; think George H.W. Bush and Sen. Bob Dole. But the same is now apparent among Democrats. The party clung to the Clintons … Continue reading

The new feminists’ kitchen campaigns

Will the Democratic 2020 presidential primary resemble a season of “Top Chef”? Having elected the star of “The Apprentice” to the Oval Office, America is about to see the Democratic take on reality television. So far, food appears to be central to the plot. Several Democrats, including Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of … Continue reading

Only Two Democrat Senators Will Publicly Oppose The Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Sen. Marco Rubio threw a rock at a political hornet’s nest on Monday when he tweeted, “The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don’t want to move to Middle East Security Bill. A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. A significant # of Senate Democrats now support #BDS … Continue reading

I’m a Jew. Feel Free To Wish Me A ‘Merry Christmas,’ America!

What’s it like to be an American Jew at Christmas? There are as many answers to that as there are American Jews. GQ’s Julia Ioffe, for example, wants you to stop wishing her a merry Christmas. After tweeting that she didn’t want to explain why, she took to The Washington Post to write that it’s … Continue reading

Stumped On What To Name Your Baby? There’s A Decent App For That

There’s so much in a name. Names hold history and meaning, as well as familial and cultural associations. Of course, when the OB told me that Baby no. 4 would be our first son, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to name him. In accordance with Ashkenazi Jewish custom, all three of our … Continue reading

Why Piers Morgan Is Completely Off-Base To Criticize Daniel Craig For Wearing His Newborn

Piers Morgan revealed a disturbing view of fatherhood Monday when he attacked James Bond actor Daniel Craig’s method for holding his one-month-old daughter. The underslept Craig was photographed wearing his one-month-old daughter in a baby carrier, while walking around New York City. Morgan shared the photo on Twitter and accused Craig of being emasculated. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

The Kanye-Trump Bromance Highlights Our Culture’s Yearning For Fathers

Are Kanye West and President Trump an odd couple or a predictable pairing? While the two men may appear to be opposites at first glance, much like President Nixon and Elvis, I’d submit that if we look more closely, there’s some important complementarity. Meeting with the president can be an elevating experience for any performer … Continue reading

Why Kanye West’s Political Stand Matters More Than Taylor Swift’s

I don’t care what Taylor Swift thinks about politics. I like her music well enough, but I look elsewhere for my political analysis. The same goes for Kanye West (although, truth be told, I don’t listen to his music at all). However, I care a lot about the public reactions we’ve witnessed to both stars’ … Continue reading

Our Infertile Future

While most Americans were busy enjoying the lazy days of August, The New York Times ran an article that should have caused a civilizational earthquake. In our post-Puritanical era, when casual discussions of sex are ubiquitous, a troubling number of young people lack any real understanding of their own fertility, setting up aspiring parents for potentially gratuitous difficulties when … Continue reading

Do The Men Struck Down By #MeToo Deserve A Second Chance?

Does everyone deserve a second chance? It’s a timely question. Jews worldwide have begun repenting in the run-up to the High Holidays. Catholics are grappling with another massive abuse scandal among the church’s leadership, and some powerful men dethroned by the Me Too movement have already begun working on their own comebacks. Jennifer Wright writes … Continue reading