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Title Publication Date
From normalizing Bill Clinton to normalizing Donald Trump The Boston Globe July 9, 2017
When good things come from bad people The Boston Globe June 18, 2017
The victory that astonished the world The Boston Globe June 7, 2017
One of the best ideas in human history The Boston Globe May 28, 2017
Drag away the statues The Boston Globe May 17, 2017
Thirty years of 'varsity academics' The Boston Globe April 2, 2017
When presidents break big promises The Boston Globe March 29, 2017
If Trump goes to war against freedom of the press, who wins? The Boston Globe March 5, 2017
An echo of Trump in the last of the Whigs The Boston Globe February 19, 2017
Pearl Harbor's uplifting lesson The Boston Globe December 18, 2016
Is Thanksgiving constitutional? The Boston Globe November 23, 2016
A long way from the Chinese Exclusion Act The Boston Globe September 18, 2016
Parties change. Not always for the better The Boston Globe July 27, 2016
The Leave campaign of 1776 reverberates to this day The Boston Globe July 3, 2016
A civil rights hero? Muhammad Ali was anything but The Boston Globe June 8, 2016
A terrible weapon that achieved much good The Boston Globe May 15, 2016
The end of Holocaust remembrance The Boston Globe May 1, 2016
The president without a party The Boston Globe February 14, 2016
Does Hillary's résumé make her the 'best-qualified' candidate? The Boston Globe February 3, 2016
State of the Union spectacle would appall Thomas Jefferson The Boston Globe January 10, 2016
2015 was an awful year? Look again. The Boston Globe December 30, 2015
The right way to apologize for slavery The Boston Globe December 13, 2015
Many presidents have known the grief of burying a child The Boston Globe October 11, 2015
A Nobel prize for an ignoble deal? The Boston Globe July 19, 2015
The Confederate flag is anti-American The Boston Globe July 12, 2015
'Declaration of Independence' preserves the patriots' faces The Boston Globe July 5, 2015
The case for Israel is rooted in more than security The Boston Globe June 7, 2015
Iraq and the White House time machine The Boston Globe May 21, 2015
When US troops left too soon The Boston Globe May 10, 2015
The Armenian genocide was also a jihad The Boston Globe April 15, 2015
The House of Tudor didn't get the last word The Boston Globe March 26, 2015
Could 'Grover the Good' win the White House today? The Boston Globe February 15, 2015
'I see parchment burning, but the letters are soaring free' The Boston Globe February 8, 2015
American to the core The Boston Globe January 19, 2015
The antisemitic derangement The Boston Globe January 14, 2015
Be less romantic about the past The Boston Globe December 28, 2014
Your strategy was wrong, Mr. President The Boston Globe August 27, 2014
Nixon: Painfully shy, but craving great purpose The Boston Globe July 27, 2014
Marriage and the 'wrong side of history' The Boston Globe June 18, 2014
Goldwater lost in a landslide – and won the GOP future The Boston Globe April 20, 2014
The man who didn't want to be president The Boston Globe February 16, 2014
When there was no going home The Boston Globe November 27, 2013
When the joke was on JFK The Boston Globe November 20, 2013
Would Democrats embrace a JFK today? The Boston Globe October 20, 2013
When 'never again' turns into 'yet again' The Boston Globe August 28, 2013
Words to transform the world The Boston Globe July 3, 2013
Voting rights and the chains of memory The Boston Globe June 30, 2013
King's 'Letter' and the law The Boston Globe April 14, 2013
Abolition, word by word The Boston Globe February 13, 2013
Those endless, onerous presidential campaigns The Boston Globe December 26, 2012
Grant's greatest regret The Boston Globe December 5, 2012
Celebrating, royal-free The Boston Globe July 4, 2012
For Elizabeth Warren, a story from 1984 The Boston Globe September 18, 2011
Philosophy, faith, and the Fourth of July The Boston Globe July 3, 2011
Who cares about US history? The Boston Globe June 19, 2011
The myth of 'Herbert Hoover economics' The Boston Globe April 13, 2011
This time, don't betray the rebels The Boston Globe March 20, 2011
Union 'rights' that aren't The Boston Globe March 2, 2011
Commemorating secession, with sorrow and honesty The Boston Globe January 5, 2011
Born in the U.S.A. The Boston Globe August 15, 2010
Were the Founders hypocrites? The Boston Globe July 4, 2010
The year the dominoes fell The Boston Globe October 21, 2009
'The most difficult first 100 days'? Not quite The Boston Globe March 22, 2009
The enemies of Jim Crow The Boston Globe February 15, 2009
'God bless all of you . . . on the good Earth' The Boston Globe December 21, 2008
Missing from that Berlin speech The Boston Globe July 27, 2008
Pastor Hagee was, and wasn't, wrong The Boston Globe June 1, 2008
A triumph of life and hope The Boston Globe May 11, 2008
When Zola wrote 'J'accuse!' The Boston Globe March 30, 2008
A city voted, and history turned on its hinge The Boston Globe November 7, 2007
Truth and the Armenian genocide The Boston Globe August 22, 2007
Why are we rewarding Iran? The Boston Globe July 25, 2007
Man of science, man of faith The Boston Globe July 22, 2007
Six days to remember -- accurately The Boston Globe June 10, 2007
Look in the mirror, Jimmy Carter The Boston Globe May 23, 2007
Ex-presidents' big payday The Boston Globe February 28, 2007
Castro's true legacy is a bloody trail The Boston Globe January 1, 2007
If we had known then . . . The Boston Globe October 22, 2006
Has Israel lost the spirit of '76? The Boston Globe July 2, 2006
Truman bounced back – and so will Bush The Boston Globe November 16, 2005
A factory for death The Boston Globe January 27, 2005
Iraq's Independence Day The Boston Globe July 4, 2004
The triumph of Chanukah The Boston Globe December 25, 2003
The death of American racism The Boston Globe July 13, 2003
The blessing of private property The Boston Globe November 28, 2002
Diplomats of uncommon courage The Boston Globe October 20, 2002
'Under God' The Boston Globe July 4, 2002
Buchanan's blind spot on immigration The Boston Globe February 24, 2002
Shrugging at genocide The Boston Globe August 30, 2001
Remembering the 'wall of shame' The Boston Globe August 20, 2001
Kennedy vs. Kennedy The Boston Globe March 15, 2001
When Jerusalem Was Divided The Boston Globe January 8, 2001
Why were the Pilgrims thankful? The Boston Globe November 23, 2000
Why we fought in Vietnam The Boston Globe May 4, 2000
The Holocaust deniers' real goal The Boston Globe April 17, 2000
Thankful for our immigrants The Boston Globe November 25, 1999
The wall came tumbling down The Boston Globe November 8, 1999
75 years of underestimating Calvin Coolidge The Boston Globe August 6, 1998
American leftists were Pol Pot's cheerleaders The Boston Globe April 30, 1998
A revolutionary Christmas tale The Boston Globe December 25, 1997
Christopher Columbus, hero The Boston Globe October 9, 1997
Visiting Luhyna, revisiting a horror The Boston Globe September 23, 1997
At the right time, he did the right thing The Boston Globe September 2, 1997
PLO propagandists rewrite Jewish history The Boston Globe July 10, 1997
A lesson from Birmingham Jail The Boston Globe February 25, 1997
The deceiving of Madeleine Albright The Boston Globe February 11, 1997
Lower the flag, South Carolina The Boston Globe December 3, 1996
The faith that links Thanksgiving and Chanukah The Boston Globe November 28, 1996
A day of hope and courage The Boston Globe May 30, 1996
The vandals of history The Boston Globe December 19, 1995
To the victims of Communism: lest we forget The Boston Globe December 7, 1995
Who is Bush to fault Clinton? The Boston Globe September 14, 1995
Enola Gay: Plane and simple The Boston Globe July 6, 1995
Religion and the American idea The Boston Globe July 4, 1995
Profiles in arrogance and failure, not courage The Boston Globe May 18, 1995
All the wrong moves in Moscow The Boston Globe May 4, 1995
The Smithsonian still doesn't get it The Boston Globe February 7, 1995
Light's victory over darkness The Boston Globe November 24, 1994
The wrong target The Boston Globe November 8, 1994
Seeking justice for crimes of the past The Boston Globe September 27, 1994
Smithsonian drops a bomb in WW2 exhibit The Boston Globe August 16, 1994
The day the Nazis came for my father's family The Boston Globe April 7, 1994

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
by Jonathan D. Sarna
Commentary magazine May 2012
When They Come For Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
by Gal Beckerman
Commentary March 2011
Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
by Lila Corwin Berman
Commentary October 2009
Why Are Jews Liberals?
by Norman Podhoretz
The Boston Globe September 20, 2009

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