Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dashiell Eaves as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol(Joan Marcus) Director Matthew Warchus’s Dickens adaptation is as interested in the rewards of being generous as it is in the perils of being...
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear President Trump’s petition to prevent the release of his financial records. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump pledged to release his financial records if he took office. But since...
In response to Tuesday’s shooting spree at a kosher market in New Jersey, Rashida Tlaib took to Twitter to offer her since-deleted lament: “White supremacy kills.” Let’s insist, for a moment, upon the Occam’s razor explanation for the New Jersey...
‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number...
President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., November 26, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)In the absence of public objection to the politicization of impeachment, it is apt to become the new normal. Resorting to a vague “abuse...
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses his supporters in front of the general election campaign trail bus in Manchester, England, November 15, 2019. (Frank Augstein/Reuters Pool)Though there are limits to the parallels that can be drawn between British...
A participant wears a Trump “Make America Great Again” yarmulke as they attend a White House Hanukkah reception where President Trump signed an executive order on anti-semitism in the White House in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. (Tom...
A view of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington DC, U.S., June 20, 2019. (Al Drago/Reuters)Well-intentioned though conservatives calling for a more activist government may be, ours has failed miserably with the responsibilities it already has. The 2007 comedy...
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (at right) watches agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during Prohibition, c. 1921 (Library of Congress)Leave policy-making to the states. One hundred years ago America undertook...
Jersey City Director of Public Safety James Shea and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop walk past emergency workers at the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle with two men around a kosher market in Jersey City,...
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