Common Sense

Bari Weiss
Honest news for sane people brought to you by Bari Weiss.
Created 12 Jan 2021
  • Jew vs. Jew
    28 Nov 20211 day ago • 7 min read • 187 81
    An oil menorah sheltered in a stone cubicle outside a home in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Yehoshua Halevi) Ask most American Jews what Hanukkah is about and they’ll probably mention the miracle of the oil ...
  • TGIF: Thanksgiving Edition!
    26 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 126 91
    View of the Chase Paw Patrol balloon at the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (James Devaney/Getty Images) Welcome back to TGIF and happy Thanksgiving. It’ll be a short one ...
  • It’s Black Friday, ‘70s-Style
    26 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 158 96
    A mother and daughter shop in a supermarket in the 1970s. (Landre/ClassicStock/Getty Images) I’d been reading for months about “supply chain” problems, but it all remained a little abstract until I we...
  • A Modern-Day Pilgrim From the 'Land of No'
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 157 73
    The author then and now. On the surface, Roya Hakakian doesn’t have much in common with Alexis de Tocqueville. Him: French. Her: Iranian. Him: Catholic. Her: Jewish. Him: an aristocrat. Her: the daugh...
  • Lose the Mask. Eat the Turkey. And Other Sane Advice For This Thanksgiving.
    23 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 229 229
    The Broughton family sits down for Thanksgiving last year in Los Angeles. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take a break from work, to...
  • Progressives Have Been Obsessing Over the Wrong Trial
    22 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 211 321
    A mural depicting Ahmaud Arbery on July 17, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Progressive America has been obsessing over the wrong case. For weeks, activists and commentators ha...
  • TGIF: Inflation Rises. Russiagate Falls Apart. And J.K. Rowling Is Erased.
    19 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 197 145
    The price of a gallon of milk is up 26% — an average of $3.59 — since bottoming out at $2.84 in July 2018. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Welcome back to TGIF. We’ve got the news that fills our...
  • The Media's Verdict on Kyle Rittenhouse
    17 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 596 329
    Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 16, 2021. (Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images) Here is what I thought was true abou...
  • TGIF: Kyle Rittenhouse on Trial
    12 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 209 175
    Kyle Rittenhouse waits for the jury to enter the room during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021. (Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images) Welcome back to TGIF. We’ve got the news...
  • The Rise of the Republican Class Warrior
    11 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 209 420
    Blake Masters is running for Senate in Arizona. (YouTube) Blake Masters is a Republican Senate candidate in Arizona backed by billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel. Until recently, his signature issu...
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