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Muslims & Jews Unite In London, At Least Theoretically

Muslims & Jews Unite In London, At Least Theoretically
By January 8, 2007

A new piece of British legislation aimed at protecting gay rights is concerning religious groups- Muslims, Christians, and Jews, on the basis of "moral grounds" that they feel threaten the collective "freedom of conscience." The rules, which are in line … Read More

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Norman Mailer’s Greatest Hits, Phillipics, Stabbings, Etc.

Norman Mailer’s Greatest Hits, Phillipics, Stabbings, Etc.
By January 8, 2007

New York magazine outdoes itself this week with a potted history of Norman Mailer's Literary Brawls. Some color commentary by your obediant servant: Adele Morales Mailer Crime: Calling her husband a “faggot” when he was drunk and stoned at 4 … Read More

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My Yiddishe Bubbe

My Yiddishe Bubbe
By January 8, 2007

The mystery to me isn't that a doting grandson put a New Year's video of his bubbe on YouTube. The mystery to me is that it got 323,429 views. She's a sweetie, no doubt about it. Maybe that's part of … Read More

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Dating Blogger Charles: “I’m Not a Racist, But…”

Dating Blogger Charles: “I’m Not a Racist, But…”
By January 8, 2007

Have you ever noticed that every racist joke begins with, “I am not racist… but have you heard about the one where the three black men…?” Of course, then I have to say something about how I find this particular … Read More

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A Picture Is Worth How Many?

A Picture Is Worth How Many?
By January 8, 2007

So if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a video of an Israeli prisoner worth? About 250 Arabs, apparently. Ma’ariv reported Sunday that Hamas representatives offered to provide Israel with the video footage of Cpl. Gilad … Read More

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Histrionics Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

Histrionics Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning
By January 8, 2007

Are Christian fundamentalists who believe only in the separation of church and heaven worthy of the term "fascist"? According to Chris Hedges, they are. But more than that, they're analogous to the Nazis in 1933, poised with as much lethal … Read More

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The Times’ Nuke Iran Story: Written by a Liar?

The Times’ Nuke Iran Story: Written by a Liar?
By January 8, 2007

More about the article from Joe: Journalists—real ones—often talk about ledes. The live end and the dead end; the story’s warp and woof. Two crucial things are missing from this sensationalist story. Not coincidentally, both mitigate its dramatic power. The … Read More

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Relax, People. It’s Just New Jersey.

Relax, People. It’s Just New Jersey.
By January 8, 2007

Yeah, it's that menacing Newark cell of Al Qaeda:  Authorities were investigating widespread reports today of a strong odor that many described as similar to natural gas, permeating parts of New York City and nearby areas of New Jersey during … Read More

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