Ben Chorin's take on Sharon and the upcoming elections is right on target.
QED has a great rundown on recent issues and academic controversies that are VERY important for contemporary life.
Aharon Barak is so desparate to prevent the breaking of his ideological clamp on the judiciary that he's obviously been brow beating poor Beige Shohat not to retire so he can torpedo the nomination of the very qualified, brilliant jurist Professor Ruth Gabison to the Supreme Court.
Also, take a careful look at David Hazony's trenchent analysis of the significance of this issue. Must reading.