Forget your fancy suits and outdated liturgy. The Jewish New Year is all about the themes of our current political moment.
Jay Michaelson is a columnist for The Daily Beast, focused primarily on the Supreme Court. He and his work have appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and other outlets, and he also works for the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. Dr. Michaelson holds a J.D. from Yale, a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination. He is the author of nine books, including the bestselling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality.
In declining “Arlene’s Flowers,” dismissing a florist’s claim to special treatment on the basis of religion, the Supreme Court reaffirms what it’s already said on the matter.
The ideologically driven decisions on voting rights and donor transparency are worse for democracy than anyone had predicted.
When privileged people cancel others, they call it decency and family values. When the cancellation turns on them, it’s censorship and fascism.
Turns out, it’s conservative not to let the Supreme Court become a stage for Fox News melodramas.
Catholic foster agencies can discriminate against gay couples, but the Christian Right didn’t get the wholesale revolution it wanted.
The energy and passion of the Brooklyn Liberation March was a vital, telling corrective to the bigoted lies being told about trans youth by Republican legislators.
A 2022 retirement would be much better for Democrats than a 2021 retirement.
Republican assaults on voting rights are happening because we no longer have a real Voting Rights Act.
Last-minute antics stopped Republican voter suppression, at least for now, and garnered some overdue attention for the sleeper story of 2021.