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No Wonder Cosby’s Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted

November 23, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

November 22, 2014 in Daily Beast

RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’

November 16, 2014 in Daily Beast

Gay Marriage Chaos Begins

November 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country

November 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions

November 07, 2014 in Daily Beast

Same-Sex Marriage Wins at SCOTUS

October 06, 2014 in Forward

Supreme Court to Gay-Marriage Foes: Get Lost

October 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

Let’s Make Climate Change the New ‘Third Rail’ of American Politics

September 19, 2014 in Forward

How Do We Avenge Steven Sotloff’s Death?

September 03, 2014 in Forward

Why Jews Should Care About Ferguson

August 19, 2014 in Forward

State Department Highlights Actual Oppression Against Christians

July 28, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Kremlin’s Favorite Anti-Gay Hate Group is Coming to Utah

July 19, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA

July 08, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning

July 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision puts faith in compromise

June 30, 2014 in Reuters

Gay Rights & Religious Freedom: Can We Find Common Ground?

June 30, 2014 in Moment

Why Hobby Lobby Will Be Bad for Conservatives

June 30, 2014 in Daily Beast

Obama Takes Gay Rights Into His Own Hands

June 16, 2014 in Daily Beast

‘Religious Freedom’ Not to Serve Jews?

June 14, 2014 in Yahoo News

Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews

June 14, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why Simon Greer Firing Means Much More Than Another Jill Abramson #Pushy Affair

June 11, 2014 in Forward

Eric Cantor Killed By Monster He Helped Create

June 11, 2014 in Forward

Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable?

May 20, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen

April 19, 2014 in Daily Beast

Delaware’s Affluenza Case Affects Justice, Too

April 01, 2014 in Daily Beast

For a Keystone XL Pipeline Grand Bargain

March 29, 2014 in Forward

Why corporations don’t deserve religious freedom

March 24, 2014 in Reuters

Bernie Madoff, Our Convenient Scapegoat

March 24, 2014 in Forward

Do Corporations Believe in God? The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case Has the Answer

March 22, 2014 in Daily Beast

How Anti-Gay Will Mississippi’s ‘New’ Religious Freedom Bill Be?

March 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

Hobby Lobby Discriminates in the Name of Religion With Help from Orthodox Outliers

March 03, 2014 in Forward

Why Some Freedom of Religion Claims Are Morally Bogus

February 27, 2014 in On Faith

Will Arizona Go the Anti-Gay Way of Uganda?

February 25, 2014 in Forward

Jesus’ Advice to the ‘Turn the Gays Away’ Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

February 24, 2014 in Huffington Post

Why Climate Change Denial Is Biggest Conservative Lie of All

February 08, 2014 in Forward

‘Hunger Games’ Is a Tea Party Dystopia

December 05, 2013 in Daily Beast

What Does the ASA Boycott Mean? They Don’t Know.

December 04, 2013 in Daily Beast

George W. Bush Embraces Jews for Jesus

November 08, 2013 in Forward

The Loophole in Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

August 07, 2013 in Huffington Post

Argle-Bargle: What Justice Scalia Still Doesn’t Get About Marriage

July 07, 2013 in Huffington Post

Mixed Blessing of Supreme Court’s Decisions on Gay Marriage and Voting Rights

June 27, 2013 in Forward

The Other Gay Rights Case: Why Today’s Obscure Supreme Court Decision Is More Important Than We Think

June 20, 2013 in Huffington Post

The Creeping Jewish Fundamentalism in Our Midst

May 27, 2013 in Forward

Confusing Israel’s Doves and Hawks

April 16, 2013 in Forward

SCOTUS, civil religious court

April 04, 2013 in Salon

An Often-Overlooked Clause in the Constitution Points the Way to Same-Sex Marriage

April 02, 2013 in Daily Beast

Op-ed: Guess What — We’re the Oppressors

April 01, 2013 in Advocate

Marriage Equality: A Civil Religious Moment

March 28, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

The ‘Religious Liberty’ Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality

March 18, 2013 in Daily Beast

Why I Supported The Palestine U.N. Vote

November 30, 2012 in Daily Beast

Bad Night for the Jewish Echo Chamber

November 07, 2012 in Forward

A response to a stiff-necked playwright

November 05, 2012 in Jewish Journal

Jewish Romney Voters Are Fig Leaf for Christian Right

October 24, 2012 in Forward

Obama Won by Talking Like a Republican

October 22, 2012 in Forward

DOMA Ruling Seems Good For Gays, But Supreme Court May Not Buy It

October 18, 2012 in Daily Beast

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy to Lie About Climate Change Has Worked

October 17, 2012 in Daily Beast

Why Big Bird Matters

October 11, 2012 in Huffington Post

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

September 26, 2012 in Huffington Post

LGBT New Yorkers Need to Hold Our Enemies Accountable (And Let’s Start With Greg Ball)

September 26, 2012 in Huffington Post

When the Right Is Right About the Left

July 30, 2012 in Forward

Olympic Committee Opposes Memorial for Israeli Athletes Killed in Munich

July 20, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

DOMA Ruling Is Test for Conservative Federalists

May 31, 2012 in Daily Beast

30-Day Sentence for Dharun Ravi in Rutgers Spying Case Is Right

May 21, 2012 in Daily Beast

Traditional Marriage: One Man, Many Women, Some Girls, Some Slaves

May 16, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Announcement: A Victory for Religion

May 09, 2012 in Huffington Post

Could an African LGBT Activist Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

May 05, 2012 in Daily Beast

Why Are American Jews So Liberal?

April 03, 2012 in Forward

“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree?

March 20, 2012 in Daily Beast

Conservatives Have Jewish Values, Too: Cantor, Adelson and Kristol May Be Wrong, But Not Un-Jewish

January 30, 2012 in Forward

A Nobel Prize for LGBT Civil Rights?

January 26, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

The Polyamory Trap

January 26, 2012 in Salon

Why Rick Santorum Can’t Just Say “God Doesn’t Want You To Be Gay”: Gay rights and the collapse of pseudo-secularism

January 09, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Santorum’s Homophobia Problem

January 04, 2012 in Huffington Post

Airport Security and Non-Self

November 30, 2011 in Huffington Post

Who Would Jesus Bully?

November 25, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Six Things Liberal Critics Don’t Understand About the Occupy Wall Street Protests

October 05, 2011 in Huffington Post

Why Liberals Should Be Outraged by the Tim DeChristopher Sentence

July 27, 2011 in Huffington Post

What’s Between New York’s State Senate and Marriage Equality? About Fifteen Words

June 20, 2011 in Huffington Post

An Open Letter to State Senator Greg Ball About Marriage Equality and Religion

June 15, 2011 in Huffington Post

Why 300 (Mostly Straight) Religious Leaders Are Gathering in Washington to Support LGBT Equality

May 22, 2011 in Huffington Post

Who are the Real Sodomites?

April 15, 2011 in Huffington Post

The Four Sons as Characters from Glee

April 12, 2011 in Forward

Not for the Sake of Heaven: Debased Discourse in a New Gilded Age

April 01, 2011 in Forward

The Tea Party are Sodomites

February 14, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Pass the John Tyner Bill: Get Government Off Our Backs and Out of Our Buttocks

November 16, 2010 in Huffington Post

What Would it Mean to Turn Back the Clock to 1960? A Tax Hike on the Super-Rich

November 02, 2010 in Huffington Post

Story is the Peril of Service

October 01, 2010 in Zeek

Political Consequences of a Judging God: A Yom Kippur Reflection

September 17, 2010 in Religion Dispatches

Gay Marriage and ‘Religious Freedom’

August 18, 2010 in Forward

The Anti-Defamation League Jumps the Shark

August 13, 2010 in Religion Dispatches

Are Corporations Evil?

July 28, 2010 in Forward

Call Their Bluff: The Case for Letting Republicans Filibuster

February 22, 2010 in Huffington Post

It’s Not Just Tiger: Monogamous Marriage Is An Anomaly

December 09, 2009 in Huffington Post

Reflections of a Jewish Gay Rights Advocate on Visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr, Museum: An Open Letter to Ruben Diaz, Sr., and other Latino and African-American Opponents of Gay Rights

November 15, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Gay Generation Gap: Reflections on the National Equality March

October 11, 2009 in Huffington Post

Keep Your Shoes On: A Modest Proposal for Rational Airport Security

September 11, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Perfect Storm is Coming: Why New York’s Legislative Chaos May Be Good News for Marriage Equality

June 23, 2009 in Huffington Post

Pure Politics: The Koh Nomination Fight Drags On

June 03, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Lame Duck in Israel

May 29, 2009 in Jewcy

Get the Story: Why We Misunderstand Swine Flu, the Financial Crisis, and other Non-Narrative News

May 04, 2009 in Huffington Post

An Ancient Basis for Tomorrow’s Financial Regulations: Rethinking Usury Law

March 28, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Israeli-American Prime Minister Bids Farewell

July 30, 2008 in Jewcy

It’s the Deep Structure, Stupid

December 01, 2007 in Zeek

Judaism and the Culture of Outburst

May 11, 2007 in Forward

A Jew and a lawyer are sitting in a bar…

March 03, 2006 in Forward

Friends in High Places: An interview with Congressmen Barney Frank and Gary Ackerman

February 01, 2006 in Zeek

In Praise of the Pound of Flesh: Legalism, Multiculturalism, and the Problem of the Soul

December 01, 2005 in Journal of Law in Society

Star Wars, George Bush, Judaism, and the Penis- From Baal and Asherah to Neo-cons and the Sith

June 01, 2005 in Zeek

When Dialogue Harms- How responsible political discourse can sometimes hurt the self

May 01, 2005 in Zeek

Deconstructing Zell Miller: A close reading of right-wing political rhetoric

October 01, 2004 in Zeek

The Spiritual Foundations of Bushism

August 01, 2004 in Zeek

Rethinking Regulatory Reform: Toxics, Politics, and Ethics

May 01, 1996 in Yale Law Journal