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Noam Chomsky Just Chillin’ and Illin’ is Our Monday Happy Spot

Noam Chomsky Just Chillin’ and Illin’ is Our Monday Happy Spot
By May 10, 2010

How many times a year do you think to yourself, "I really wish that Onion article was true"?  "I just want to lie in a hammock and have a nice relaxing morning," said the outspoken anarcho-syndicalist academic, who first came … Read More

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One Bad Ass Rabbi

One Bad Ass Rabbi
By May 7, 2010

YNET is currently running "Yeshiva head suspected of shooting student indicted", a piece detailing the strange tale of secretly-unordained Yeshiva head (sidenote: how weird is the phrase "Yeshiva head"?) turning on one of his troubled students.  The whole thing reads … Read More

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Op-Ed: Arizona: “Nazism” in the Saguaro State

Op-Ed: Arizona: “Nazism” in the Saguaro State
By May 4, 2010

This compelling piece was written by Jeremy Burton, and has been cross posted with our friends over at J Spot. Reading the news this morning out of Arizona: The enactment of a piece of anti-immigrant based racial profiling, brought to mind … Read More

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Is Gaza The New Fire Island?

Is Gaza The New Fire Island?
By April 29, 2010

This photo kind of says it all, but I would read the AP article anyway.  "About 70 men with big muscles and small shorts posed and flexed on stage before a panel of judges and a few thousand fans, all … Read More

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Mayor Bloomberg Bitchslaps Arizona

Mayor Bloomberg Bitchslaps Arizona
By April 29, 2010

Does Mayor Bloomberg defy the love/hate paradigm?  Is there such thing as a "Bloomberg Independent" or a "Left-leaning, Bloomberg Republican"?  I feel like there are actually two solid schools of thought on the mayor.  You are either: Happy with the … Read More

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Baruch Herzfeld for Mayor?

Baruch Herzfeld for Mayor?
By April 23, 2010

After meeting with Baruch Herzfeld for an hour last week, a thought crossed my mind that I’m sure he’s already had: he should run for mayor of New York. I was blindsided by the idea after two employees of the … Read More

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Chuck D. had the Right Idea

Chuck D. had the Right Idea
By April 20, 2010

As a tribute to this… The new law, which is seen as the toughest in the country, demands that police in Arizona request papers from any brown people they see. Some opponents compare the new legislation to the Jim Crow … Read More

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It’s Official: Jew Puns no Longer Funny

It’s Official: Jew Puns no Longer Funny
By April 16, 2010

There are thousands of stories about the Satmar community in Williamsburg — some incredibly interesting, and others just act as filler: "The City Council approved a controversial Williamsburg development project in a landslide on Wednesday – refusing to be pressured … Read More

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