Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart


Contributing Editor, The Atlantic. Senior Columnist, http://Haaretz.com. Associate Prof, CUNY.

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excited to be speaking at KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue in Chicago March 13-14

I made a video about why I'm running on the Hatikva slate for the World Zionist Congress@HatikvahSlate 

Lot of lousy stuff going on in the world. Very good weekend for a Siyum#DafYomi 

great piece on the media's misguided preaching to young people by @CarrickChelsea 

Before Trump, US-Chinese cooperation against infectious disease saved countless lives. If his protectionism and racism don't get in the way, it can again

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The lesson of COVID-19 isn't that the US must get tougher on China. It's that the two countries must revive the public health cooperation that--before Trump--saved countless lives

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Interesting how COVID allows new ways of seeing old texts. "What makes someone wealthy" asks today's Daf (Shabbat 25b). "Acceptance" says R Meir. "A good marriage" says R Akiva. Then R Yosei-who was often sick-says: "A bathroom nearby." Doesn't sound as anticlimactic now #dafyomi 

The last time I read the NY Times and cried, day after day, was after 9/11. Those days are back. May the memory of this extraordinary man be for a blessing.

Taking COVID seriously was always in Trump's long-term political self-interest. But he's not good at prioritizing the long-term. Luckily for him, Americans are demanding that he does

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If you foment hatred against Muslims don't offer your sympathy when hatred kills Jews. Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are two symptoms of the same white nationalist disease. You either fight them both or you are complicit in them both.

I supported the Iraq War. A mentor died in it. My sister-in-law left her toddler to serve in it. I wrote 2 books grappling w/ how I got it so wrong. I never thought people like Bolton + Netanyahu could pull off a campaign of lies like that again. They have

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Why do prominent Republicans see Democratic anti-Semitism everywhere and Trump's racism nowhere at all?

Call me crazy but had a Muslim killed two white Christians in Portland I suspect our president would have said something

Just randomly overheard on call "little shifty Schiff." Doubt it will even make the papers. Think for a second what would have happened if or had said that. Then ask yourselves what explains the double standard

This tough guy bravado bullshit from people who have no idea what consequences America has just unleashed and won't suffer those consequences themselves. For those too young to remember, this is what it was like in 2003

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