All posts tagged: staff writer Franklin Foer

Atlantic’s April issue: Golden Age for Jewish Americans

Atlantic’s April issue: Golden Age for Jewish Americans

On March 18, Foer will discuss the cover story at Sixth & I, in Washington, D.C.; the conversation will also be streamed online March 4, 2024, 7:44 AM ET For The Atlantic’s April cover story, “The Golden Age of American Jews Is Ending,” staff writer Franklin Foer reports on how the rise of anti-Semitism on both the right and the left threatens to end an era of unprecedented safety and prosperity for Jewish Americans, one that spanned the latter part of the 20th century. Foer argues that, with the first decades of the 21st century marked by conspiracy, reckless hyperbole, and political violence, the liberal order that Jewish Americans helped establish, rooted in values of tolerance, fairness, meritocracy, and cosmopolitanism, is being demolished. The rise of anti-Semitism on the political right is well documented, with Donald Trump attracting the allegiance of white supremacists and freely borrowing their tropes. Foer reports from the Bay Area on the anti-Semitism that has spread on the American left since Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7, 2023. He writes …

Republicans’ Failed Gamble in Ohio

Republicans’ Failed Gamble in Ohio

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Yesterday, voters in Ohio rejected a ballot measure that would have raised the threshold for amending the state constitution. Though the proposal, Issue 1, wasn’t explicitly about abortion, the higher threshold likely would have served as a way to prevent the passage of an abortion-rights initiative in November. I spoke with Russell Berman, who has been covering the Ohio story, about what the result means for supporters of reproductive rights, and for the 2024 election. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: All About the Timing Lora Kelley: What, if anything, surprised you about the outcome of this special election? Russell Berman: The outcome of this election actually wasn’t a big surprise. Democrats have had a long losing streak in Ohio, but abortion rights have been having a winning streak at the polls. Last year, in every …