The Boiling Point

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

June 13, 2019

By Kate Orlanski, Staff Writer A resolution that seeks the physical result of protecting the environment combined with the more abstract result of an im...

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

June 12, 2019

No Shalhevet students were involved in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. But merely attending Shalhevet almost certainly grants them an advan...

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister, forming a coalition with r...

Right or left?  In politics, it can be hard to tell

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left and right date from 1789...

Michael Cohen heading to prison Tuesday to start three-year sentence for actions during Trump campaign

Michael Cohen heading to prison Tuesday to start three-year sentence for actions during Trump campaign

May 3, 2019

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, is scheduled  to report to the Federal Correctional Institute at Otisville, N.Y., on May 6 to beg...

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Poway Chabad victim, is remembered for strength and ‘radical empathy’

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Poway Chabad victim, is remembered for strength and ‘radical empathy’

May 2, 2019

Her favorite song was Eshes Chayil -- Woman of Valor -- sung around tables on Friday nights just before Kiddush, as several speakers pointed out over t...

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

‘Yellow Vest’ protests rock France

March 20, 2019

The broken glass and graffiti have been cleared away, but according to Americans in Paris reached by the Boiling Point, the gap between the richest and...

President Bush remembered

President Bush remembered

March 10, 2019

“We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky” ~ Preside...

Welcoming the stranger with hot food, scissors and applause

March 6, 2019

It was almost noon when two Department of Homeland Security buses finally turned into a church parking lot in northern Phoenix. Volunteers who had ...

Leaving lives behind, teens carry hope on trip to America

Leaving lives behind, teens carry hope on trip to America

March 6, 2019

ICE had removed their shoelaces as a safety precaution, so their shoe tongues flapped open as they walked. Instead of smartphones and airpods, they wore el...

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

February 28, 2019

Days of intermittent downpour didn’t stop teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District from picketing and marching last month to get a contract...

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...