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Does Life Matter?

"Racial, political and advocacy groups continually make statements today about what type of lives matter. We hear that black lives matter, all lives matter and blue lives — those of policemen — matter. Worthy of the same attention in our discourse is a question of similar import: Does life itself matter?"

The Planned Parenthood videos do not reveal a political issue, but a deeper question about the identity of our society: do lives themselves matter anymore? Every other question debated today--whether immigration, healthcare, national security, or the like--is built upon this question of the intrinsic value of life.

The Observer l September 23, 2015

j street musings

Much like the absence of J Street in Washington, DC, we provide what is too often lacking from today's politics--substantive research and thoughtful discourse.


J Street Musings is a collection of essays and articles on a variety of issues and genres.  Authored by our team and by scholars and thinkers across the world, each post highlights a few key quotes and fundamental questions to direct our minds toward a thoughtful engagement of the article.

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