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When ‘Made In Israel’ Is a Human Rights Abuse

February 4th, 2016

ust before Christmas, Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, sent the White House a box of holiday gifts with a pointed political message. Inside were items (body lotion, halvah, olive oil) produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Or rather, as Mr. Dermer put it in an accompanying letter, in Judea and… Read This Article »

Silencing the Whistle-Blowers

August 16th, 2013

LAST week Pfc. Bradley Manning returned to court for his final pretrial hearing in the WikiLeaks case, an appearance that has renewed debate about how to balance the imperatives of national security against the rights of whistle-blowers. But while Private Manning’s ordeal has received exhaustive news coverage, it may ultimately have a less profound bearing… Read This Article »

The Abortionist

January 20th, 2008

One morning in January 1991, Susan Wicklund arrived at work wearing a heavy coat of makeup and a curly auburn wig pulled over her half-inch-long gray hair. It was a get-up worthy of a double agent, and it succeeded in helping Wicklund slip unnoticed across enemy lines, though not without feeling as if she’d stepped… Read This Article »

Family-Leave Values

July 29th, 2007

When Karen Deonarain was discharged from Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland following the birth of her daughter, Razia, several years ago, the status of her job did not rank high on her list of worries. “My main concern was the baby,” she said one recent afternoon, as a heavy rain drenched the sidewalks outside the… Read This Article »

Do Immigrants Make Us Safer?

December 3rd, 2006

Although the midterm election failed to render a clear verdict on illegal immigration, the new Democratic Congress may enact sweeping legislation tightening border controls and allowing more guest workers next year. If that happens, the rancorous debate about how undocumented workers affect jobs and wages in the United States will be rejoined. So, too, will… Read This Article »

Abortion, From a Distance

March 12th, 2006

LAST week, Gov. Michael Rounds of South Dakota signed a sweeping new ban on abortion. Some abortion-rights advocates raised an alarm: soon women in particular states will have to board buses and airplanes to have their pregnancies terminated, the way they did in the era before Roe v. Wade. The concern is understandable. But the… Read This Article »

My Father’s Abortion War

January 22nd, 2006

On Oct. 23, 1998, a Friday evening, at about 6, Barnett Slepian, an obstetric gynecologist from Amherst, N.Y., called my parents’ home. He was phoning because, that weekend, as on every third weekend of the month, he was scheduled to cover deliveries for my father. A few hours later, after attending a memorial service commemorating… Read This Article »

Faith-Based Furor

April 1st, 2001

The first time Alicia Pedreira heard from co-workers that they had spotted her picture in a photo exhibit at the state fair in Louisville, Ky., she was baffled. ”I thought: Photograph? What photograph?” Pedreira said recently of the strange sequence of events that began in August 1998 and would soon upend her life. ”I had… Read This Article »