'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah cancels gig, costs Philly Jewish charity $200,000
Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia assists 25,000 people each year. Next year, thanks to 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, they might have to help a few less. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Larry Krasner's teachable moment
The district attorney's quandary
Philadelphia’s new district attorney, Larry Krasner, promised to stop wasting public resources on punitive justice. But how can he placate grieving friends and relatives of crime victims? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Their master’s voice
Liberals and journalism professors are up in arms because the Sinclair Broadcast Group required TV anchors to recite an identical speech. But nobody has zeroed in on precisely what Sinclair did wrong. Dan Rottenberg considers.
"Dear Friend": Messages from Donald Trump
"Are you with us?" My mail from the Trump camp
Catching up on recent e-mail correspondence from Lara Trump, Trump Headquarters, and the president himself. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Donald Trump as ‘The Third Man’
What they did for love
Understanding President Trump’s loyal base, with a little help from a 1949 film classic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
The joy of unrequited love
What do 'Shane' and 'Norma Rae' have in common?
Some of the best novels, plays, and films tantalize you with relationships that never actually come to fruition. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Understanding Trump (once again)
The method to his madness
If you're puzzled by the latest barrage of loopy behavior from the Trump White House, read on. For every seeming inconsistency in Donald Trump’s actions, there’s a consistent (if not necessarily rational) explanation. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Trump and guns
Teachers who love students (and other Trump fallacies)
After his response to the Parkland school shooting, President Trump was widely criticized for wanting to arm schoolteachers. Two arguments don’t seem to have occurred to other critics. Dan Rottenberg considers.
The All Lives Matter-ing of Anne Frank
Is Anne Frank "too Jewish"?
Two multicultural productions of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' raise questions about the Jewishness of Anne's story. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Billy Graham: The final verdict
Billy Graham meets his maker (at last)
Under the skin, the late evangelist Billy Graham was a true audience junkie. Dan Rottenberg considers.