When my late father used to worry about a resurgence of the anti-Semitism he'd experienced in his youth, I'd say that that was a thing of the past. He was right, and I was wrong, writes David Leonhardt.
Today the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that Duane Buck, who is on death row in Texas based in part on racist testimony, deserves a new sentencing hearing. Read this 2013 Op-Ed from the Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree on the case. [ Nyti.ms Link ]
The J is, in short, a place to go about the business of a regular, unremarkably American life. That’s why it was terrifying to watch week after week of bomb threats — a total of 68 threats at 53 different J.C.C.s in the United States and Canada, says Jennifer Weiner.
In “Feeling My Way Into Blindness,” published in November, an 84-year-old writer expressed his fears about vision loss. [ Nyti.ms Link ] A recent study found that most Americans regard loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them.