Category Archives: Analysis

On click-bait academic studies… Yes, it’s a thing.

Has anyone else noticed how a lot of headlines that defy logic have popped up lately? It doesn’t matter how much time you spend with your kids is one that actually made me click when I first saw it in the Washington Post, and then repeatedly tweeted and subsequently written about by numerous journalists. Continue reading On click-bait academic studies… Yes, it’s a thing.

From Lena Dunham to Trevor Noah, via Isaiah Washington

Lena Dunham compared her Jewish boyfriend to a dog in a New Yorker piece. Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s just-announced replacement, turns out to have tweeted bad sexist and antisemitic cliches. Isaiah Washington, when asked by Don Lemon about Chris Rock getting pulled over three times over seven weeks for “driving while black,” suggested Rock should “adapt.” Continue reading From Lena Dunham to Trevor Noah, via Isaiah Washington

Analysis: Bibi and Obama: Hillary Clinton’s inelegance

The New York Times is among several news outlets to report on Hillary Clinton’s telephone conversation with Jewish leaders in which she stated her opinion on US-Israel relations, in a clear move away from the Obama administration she used to be a part of. Continue reading Analysis: Bibi and Obama: Hillary Clinton’s inelegance