The reason you can't stop watching the lava

By Jill Filipovic
The unceasing lava flow turns our attention to a powerful force that we can do nothing about--much like the love on display at the royal wedding, for that matter. In today's chaotic America, it's a curiously comforting and unifying respite, writes Jill Filipovic.
On April 24, 2017, less than two weeks after a MOAB hit Achin district in a strike against ISIS, Hidayatullah Zaheer and his youth network organized a large community gathering of  youth and their families from the eastern districts of Afghanistan to come to Achin district.

My friend gave his life for Afghanistan's better future

By Hamdullah Mohib
Hidayatullah Zaheer, known as Zee to his many friends, was killed earlier this month in my hometown of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, during a terror attack on a cricket match that he organized to celebrate peace and unity during the holy month of Ramadan. The attack killed eight people and wounded 45 others, including a small child.
TOPSHOT - Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Why the UN should condemn Hamas

By Danny Danon
In recent weeks, Israel has faced violence at the security fence separating our country from Gaza. Tens of thousands of Palestinians, incited by Hamas (which controls Gaza), have approached the fence -- some of them armed with guns, improvised explosive devices and Molotov cocktails to harm Israeli civilians -- to tear down any obstacle in their way and infiltrate Israel.
Author, Philip Roth, revisiting areas where he grew up in Newark, standing at hamburger stand.  (Photo by Bob Peterson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Philip Roth's bawdy, self-loathing aria

By Gene Seymour
The author of 'Portnoy's Complaint' (among his vast and varied body of work) brought America to life for us in the grandest and most intimate terms possible, writes Gene Seymour, taking audacious chances both with the flow of his writing style and in his explorations of both self and society.


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