Susan Estrich

Old Dogs
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Old Dogs

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Old dogs teach you the meaning of love. Judy couldn’t get up this morning. She’s 14, my oldest, and she’s named after my best friend, who died. A brilliant idea, it seemed, at the time. I was missing her, and this would be a way to talk to her every day. The…

Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Fifty-nine dead this time. The collective handwringing; the thoughts and prayers; the stories of lives tragically lost crowding the news; funerals to come; politicians spouting mournful messages. And then what? We know the answer. Then nothing. What is wrong with us? How many more innocent people must die in these horrific massacres…

Where, Oh, Where Is Gen. Kelly?
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Where, Oh, Where Is Gen. Kelly?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I feel like yelling at the screen: “Stop. Just stop.” I have never felt this way about a president of the United States. I used to like to listen to Ronald Reagan. Didn’t agree with him, but he had a way about him. And I was never actually afraid of Reagan. I…

The High Holidays
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The High Holidays

BY SUSAN ESTRICH This week, Jews around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashana, the New Year, the high holidays. It is a very strange time to be Jewish in America. The first president with a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchildren, the first Jewish “zayde” [grandpa] in the White House, has taught a new generation the…

Life In The Swamp
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Life In The Swamp

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Poor Gary Cohn, the Goldman Sachs banker who was standing next to Donald Trump at Trump Tower for that awful press conference in which Trump defended his statement blaming “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, VA. The president’s top economic adviser, who is Jewish, reportedly told associates that he was “disgusted”…

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