Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

Articles by Joel B. Pollak

Israel Braces for Fight over Power of Judiciary

Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to propose a set of reforms to the country’s judiciary that would rein in its power to overturn laws and increase parliamentary oversight.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference following his meeting with Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis at the government's headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

WATCH: Coyote Grabs Toddler in L.A. in Broad Daylight

A coyote grabbed a toddler from her family’s front lawn on Friday and began to drag her away before her father managed to scare the animal off, leaving the girl with scrapes and scratches.

Coyote (Getty)

Kanye West Claims America Run by ‘300 Zionists’

Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West claimed last week that the U.S. is being run by “300 Zionists,” one of many antisemitic statements that he has continued to make despite criticism and please for him to stop.

Kanye West (MEGA/GC via Getty)

Merriam-Webster Word of the Year: ‘Gaslighting’

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has declared “gaslighting” to be the word of the year for 2022, as searches for the term skyrocketed — though there was no specific incident or usage of the word to spark the sudden interest.

Joe Biden gaslighting (Drew Angerer / Getty)

San Francisco Moves to Replace Elections Director for Being White

The City of San Francisco’s Elections Commission voted 4-2 last week not to renew the contract of its Elections Director, John Arntz, because he is white — i.e. to open the position in pursuit of the city’s “racial equity plan.”

John Arntz (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Blue State Blues: Mitch McConnell Should Have Resigned

I have long argued that leaders of political parties should resign their positions after political defeat, so I will say again: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should have resigned after his party failed to win the Senate last week.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Yesterday, Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the U.S. government funded and allow borrowing.