Raphael J. Sonenshein

Raphael J. Sonenshein

Terror and the election: What does it mean?

In an election year that has already passed the abnormal and entered the zone of the surreal, the June 12 terror attack in Orlando, Fla., throws even more uncertainty into the mix.

2016 election will be a game-changer

No one saw Donald Trump coming. Not the pundits, the party leaders, the political scientists and certainly not the traditional Republicans or Democrats running for president.

Watts: The day the mirror cracked

Late last month, a University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted for murder for the unprovoked killing of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed African-American motorist, the most recent in a spate of high-profile deadly encounters between police and African-Americans across the country.

Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won a startling re-election by linking his fate not to the United States as a whole, but to the U.S. Republican Party.


More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.