It took the Holocaust to make casual anti-Jewish talk so toxic that polite society wouldn’t stand for it. Eroding that sense of toxicity is much easier; internet memes can do it. But it’s also possible to invite backlash against strong, important taboos by clinging to weaker ones that are broader than necessary. We ignore the distinction at our peril.
1. Ilhan Omar watch: Where’s Bernie? House Democrats are spending more and more time trying to understand, educate and counter their colleague Ilhan Omar. What started off as an unfortunate Twitter quip has ballooned into a major issue for Dems. This week brought some Jewish
1. Are Bibi and AIPAC no longer BFFs? As promised last week, the Ilhan Omar controversy has died out and made way for a fresh debate. And yes, once again it’s about AIPAC and once again it’s tearing the pro-Israel community apart. For those who
1. Unpacking the Ilhan Omar scandal The Facts: Freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar, one of two newly-elected Muslim women in the House of Representatives, created a firestorm over the weekend after tweeting “It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby” (as in $100 bills carrying the portrait of Benjamin