Chautauqua’s strength of spirit

For nearly 150 years, the Chautauqua Institution has been dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values. It will remain a uniquely special place even after the horrific attack on Salman Rushdie.

A danger to Black and brown New Yorkers

Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York governor, has renewed his calls for pretrial jailing based on predictions of future “dangerousness.” This standard plays upon people’s sense of fear and vulnerability to gut bail reform.

Reparations. Finally.

Financial compensation for four centuries of government-sanctioned white supremacy would be an admission of responsibility and a beginning point for healing.

Seizing the day to beat epilepsy

It’s tough to be 16 years old and have epilepsy, but I know others have it much worse. My goal with Amer’s Trail Epilepsy Run: to raise $100,000 and awareness for our local epilepsy center.

Married in the US; single in the EU

Nearly 500 years after the Inquisition forced their ancestors to flee, Jews around the world are finally reclaiming their Portuguese citizenship. But not without plenty of red tape.