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Facing the facts about climate change

Whether we like it or not it’s time to face the facts about climate change, says Isaac Simon.

Defending free speech

Isaac Simon argues for the freedom of speech, even when the speaker has views and opinions that differ with your own.

The media’s obsession with rhetoric

The media should cover actual policies, not just scandals.

Seeking true justice for Ryan Owens

The death of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens was politicized and reveals propaganda and a failure of the media.

Understanding semantics on CNN

Isaac Simon dissects the Sanders-Cruz debate on healthcare, analyzing the buzzwords for deeper meaning.

The problem with Betsy DeVos

Isaac Simon discusses Betsy DeVos’ past ties to for-profit education and how that will impact her position as Secretary of Education.

The meaning behind ‘Nazi’

Issac Simon historicizes the term “Nazi” and outlines why it should not be used loosely. Issac Simon historicizes the term “Nazi” and outlines why it should not be used loosely.

Trump’s rhetoric shapes his presidency

Isaac Simon explores how rhetoric has shaped Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency thus far.

Natalie Portman shines as ‘Jackie’

In a moving performance, “Jackie” takes us into Mrs. Kennedy’s mind during some of America’s darkest days.

The beauty of Birthright

Isaac Simon describes his experience going on Birthright and how it has impacted his Jewish identity.

Remembering Castro as a brutal dictator

Isaac Simon responds to a recent column about Fidel Castro and challenges the argument that he was a good leader.

On ‘Blue and Lonesome,’ The Rolling Stones pay tribute to their roots

Members of the half-century old institution sound right at home on this album of blues covers.

The President who never got a break

Although he has made many mistakes, Obama has had a mostly positive impact on history.

Understanding this election

Donald Trump’s victory proves that polls are untrustworthy.

The day my friend lit my soul on fire

A story from the Midrash exemplifies the search for faith and purpose.

When words Trump policy

Isaac Simon argues that the rhetoric used in the 2016 debates is more effective in gaining popularity than the policies themselves.

Kaepernick’s actions can be patriotic

Saying that violence needs to stop is not unpatriotic.

Understanding Zionism through personal loss

Isaac Simon discusses how the recent passing of two influential family members motivates him to continue their life work.

Donald Trump and the World of “Me”

Isaac Simon explains why Trump’s popularity has grown.

Marco Rubio’s lack of diversity is a problem

Isaac Simon argues against Rubio’s recent claim that the Republican party is the “party of diversity.”