Benjamin Zeller: Rick Perry may fill stadiums for rallies and he may even win the GOP nomination for President, but unlike Ike he will never be able to claim the mantle of a united Big Religion for himself.
Adolfo Alzuphar: Instead of being the modern agora by the sea that it promises to be, the Venice Beach boardwalk, public space, is today the crystallization of the liberal or neoliberal compromises of the businesses that line the infamous street
Abba Solomon: In refusing to appear at a ceremony with Netanyahu to accept her Genesis Prize this spring, Natalie Portman has illustrated that the dilemma of the liberal Zionist remains bleak.
Larry Wines: We cannot afford to maintain public works infrastructure to have lead-free drinking water and pothole-free roads. But we can spend hundreds of millions to give tax cuts to the richest among us.