Anytime the fire of populism gets out of control, Jews get burned. Often literally.
Jay Michaelson is the legal affairs columnist at The Daily Beast. He primarily covers law, religion, sexuality, and environmental issues, with an occasional arts review now and then. Jay often appears on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and other outlets, and has a second career as a rabbi and meditation teacher. He holds a J.D. from Yale and a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and his six books include the bestselling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality and The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path.
The Republican appointee, who passed away Tuesday at 99, made a remarkable evolution to liberal firebrand, but his judicial philosophy was more principled than ideological.
Trump officials will have to answer for hatching a secret plan to weaponize the census against immigrant communities and then lying about it over and over again.
In one insane 24-hour period, the Trump administration shelved a proposed change to the census, then unshelved it, then admitted it has no idea what’s going on.
A new study of the UFO phenomenon shatters the assumptions we have about what it actually is. It’s time to meet the Invisible College.
Thanks to big data, politicians today choose their voters, instead of the other way around. The court says it’s not up to them to answer a ‘political question.’
Court votes 5-4 to delay—and perhaps doom—adding a citizenship question to the census because Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied about the real reason for doing it.
The chief justice joins with liberal justices out of respect for precedent. Does this tell us how he might vote on abortion?