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Alcohol Poisoning

The Associated Press has analyzed federal records to learn that 157 college-age youth drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005. These are people 18 to 23 —...

95th anniversary

Ever since our 95th edition came out this week, thank-you’s have been lighting up our phones and elongating our e-mail queues. “Beautiful.” “We love it.” “What a...

Mugabe: Crime is colorblind

So perfectly, so sadly, so repugnantly, did Nicholas Kristof put it in the New York Times: If Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwe, were white, he would have been pressured...

From Begin to Olmert, perversity over prisoners

Don’t blame this one on the feckless Ehud Olmert. Former Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin fell prey to the same emotional blackmail. It runs like this: No price is...

Messianics: not discriminating, nor discriminated against

“Discrimination” has two connotations, one positive, one negative. Positively, a person who is discriminating has good taste — in wine, in clothes, in friends and in...

July 4 — obviousities

Hail the Fourth of July, when barbecue picnics scent the sultry midsummer air, when rainbows of fiery light illuminate the balmy night, when Old Glory flutters from many...

A green world, an oil world — both

It need not be, and it should not be, a zero sum game, but the way environmentalism is pushed today, it is a zero-sum game. The same is true for […]

Marsha Gardenswartz, 1953-2008

The boundaries of birth and death allow no argument, only choices. Do we live as insubstantial shadows, or mountains rising high? Marsha Gardenswartz, so petite,...

The logic of an Israel-Syria peace agreement

The last attempt at a peace deal between Israel and Syria was in the late 1990s. It fell apart only because Syria’s leader, Hafez Assad, died. Israel was prepared to...

Summer’s long Shabbat

With the summer equinox comes the “longest” day of the year — that is the longest period between sunrise and sunset. Tomorrow, therefore, is the longest “Shabbat”...