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Hermine Blau

In every community there is a small number of special people captured by the adjective “colorful.” They attract attention not because they try to but because of who...

Above the stars

A young boy once went to the circus and was astonished when he saw that there was a giant elephant tethered to the ground by a thin rope. Curious, he walked over to the...

The world didn’t end, but…

Every job has its regular rhythm as well as its seasons. At the IJN, January is what we call “Rockower season.” It’s when we parse everything we’ve published in...

‘Camp Auschwitz’

‘Camp Auschwitz’: The January 6 shirt cannot be condemned in isolation My Nazi analogy is correct. Yours is not. That, in a nutshell, if spread any further than...

Welcome, President Biden

We write on inauguration day. We do not know what how President Joe Biden’s policies will unfold. What are they, in their detail? Will they work? We do not know. We do...

Do you regret your vote?

A story in this past week’s IJN — “Buyer’s remorse among Trump supporters?” — got us thinking. Soon after the Nov. 3 election, we ran a poll here on the IJN...

Overreach

Last week I wrote how crisis can be broadening. This week I’m reminded that crisis can be used to gain deeper, possibly illegal, powers. That’s what I think of when...

Have we lost the ability to govern ourselves?

My friend David Boyles suggested even before the January 6 incident at the US Capitol, “We have lost the ability to govern ourselves.” Perhaps I am in denial, but I...

Dining out

One of the tangible ways in which a COVID change is perceptible here in New York are the streets themselves. New York always had a good dining scene. People would come...

Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

About Sheldon Adelson, it certainly was said, “he put his money where his mouth is.” Through both his philanthropy and business interests, the fabulously successful...