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...

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...

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

September 23, 2018

  The 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil was burned to a crisp on Sunday, Sep. 2, after a fire which consumed all of its contents includi...

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

September 23, 2018

On Aug. 20, another Israeli company came off the shelves, as SodaStream sold to U.S. based PepsiCo in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. Following the sale, PepsiCo stated that it would allow the home soda-making compa...

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

September 23, 2018

It may be time to start carrying around a reusable straw. More and more cities and restaurants have declared a ban on plastic straws in hope of...

Table Talk – The Opioid Crisis and Uber Under Investigation

Table Talk – The Opioid Crisis and Uber Under Investigation

November 14, 2017

Opioid Crisis to be Declared National Emergency Last Thursday, Oct. 26, President Trump announced that he was instructing the Department of Health and Serv...

TABLE TALK: Health care fight and North Korea topped news over the summer

TABLE TALK: Health care fight and North Korea topped news over the summer

September 14, 2017

U.S. and North Korea exchange threats of Armageddon On July 4, North Korea successfully tested the Hwasong-14 ICBM, which some U.S. experts say could hi...

Did Trump campaign work with Russia? Time and FBI will tell

Did Trump campaign work with Russia? Time and FBI will tell

March 23, 2017

FBI Director James Comey testified in Congress March 20 that his agency is investigating whether members of Trump’s campaign worked with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. But don’t expect an answer in time for the next issue of the Boiling Point.

Table Talk: White House, Knesset open their doors to familiar faces / US adopts Israel’s knock-on-the-roof’ tactic in bombing ISIS

Table Talk: White House, Knesset open their doors to familiar faces / US adopts Israel’s knock-on-the-roof’ tactic in bombing ISIS

June 21, 2016

White House, Knesset open their doors to familiar faces Shalhevet has a new presence in world politics, with Reb Noam Weissman’s brother, Chanan Weissma...