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The Best And Worst Opinions Of The Day

The Best And Worst Opinions Of The Day
By February 4, 2008

In our previous installment, we criticized right-wing blowhard Michelle Malkin for suggesting that poor college students should refrain from sex if they can't afford to raise children. (But if they're poor and married, they should go crazy?) To be fair, … Read More

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DEVELOPING: Gore and Edwards To Endorse Obama

DEVELOPING: Gore and Edwards To Endorse Obama
By February 4, 2008

According to a high ranking official in Obama's campaign, JEWCY was informed this weekend that plans have been discussed for a joint Gore/Edwards endorsement of Barack Obama. Why hasn't it already happened? According to the official, the endorsement's value for … Read More

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Jewciest Week Ever: From Christopher Hitchens to JDate

Jewciest Week Ever: From Christopher Hitchens to JDate
By February 1, 2008

This week, we paid a visit to the 92nd Street Y, where Shmuely Boteach and Christopher Hitchens got to the bottom of the whole 'is there a God' thing. People discussed our take on the Huffington Post, as well as … Read More

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“Live and Become”: An “Exodus” for Modern Israel?

“Live and Become”: An “Exodus” for Modern Israel?
By February 1, 2008

Exodus is practically a sixth book of Moses for many American Jews, but we can probably all agree that its vision of Israel could use an update. I’m not even talking about the film’s depiction of Israeli Arabs (all both … Read More

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Barack Obama: America’s First Jewish President

Barack Obama: America’s First Jewish President
By January 31, 2008

In 1963, the young editor of Commentary, Norman Podhoretz, wrote a strangely confessional article (the first intimation of what, full-blown, would become his style), which he called “My Negro Problem—and Ours.” Its disquieting point, made the year of the March … Read More

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Grumpy Old Man: An Interview with ‘Sissy Nation’ author John Strausbaugh

Grumpy Old Man: An Interview with ‘Sissy Nation’ author John Strausbaugh
By January 29, 2008

Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits (Virgin Books, on sale February 6) is one of the funniest books you will ever read — if you aren’t a sissy. Author John Strausbaugh, a contributor to the … Read More

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Are You Voting For Tracy Flick, Peter Pan, Or Popeye?

Are You Voting For Tracy Flick, Peter Pan, Or Popeye?
By January 29, 2008

Slate recently pointed out that Senator Hillary Clinton has some things in common with Tracy Flick, the protagonist of Election. But who do the other '08 candidates remind us of? RUDY GIULIANI is Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit: … Read More

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Jewciest Week Ever: From Davy Rothbart to Harvey Weinstein

Jewciest Week Ever: From Davy Rothbart to Harvey Weinstein
By January 25, 2008

This week, we met two liberal intellectuals — hipsters, even– who believe in God, and we asked them why. We talked to Found magazine editor Davy Rothbart about life on tour, his new movie, and whether or not he has … Read More

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