Categories: "foreign policy" or "gaza" or "Hillary Clinton" or "Israel" or "Palestine"

Ringing in 2011

January 1st, 2011
Welcome, all of us, to 2011. As the sun warms the mountains of graying snow in New York City, I feel renewed by the Concert for Peace I attended last night with two dear friends from California. New Year?s Eve is not a time generally associated with… more »

The Wisdom of Solomon

July 25th, 2010
Lately, when I think of President Obama, King Solomon comes to mind. From childhood, I was riveted by the story I heard in Sunday school about how the king determined which of two women was the real mother of a newborn infant by threatening to cleave… more »

Corporate Supreme

January 23rd, 2010
Years ago, when I was in a quandary about the direction of my career, I got some sound advice: Never fall in love with a corporation, because it?s constitutionally unable to reciprocate. This week, the Supreme Court created a limited redress to that… more »

The Limits of Narrative

December 3rd, 2009
Even before President Obama spoke Tuesday night, the news had leaked that he had authorized 30,000 new troops for Afghanistan. I didn?t think his speech would reassure me, but it did. A little. What a pleasure it is to hear a president with a… more »

Our Muslim Roots

June 5th, 2009
I haven?t yet heard President Obama?s address to the Muslim world from start to finish. Instead, I caught sound bites and longer passages on the radio of a car I was driving yesterday across mountainous terrain. What I pieced together from three… more »