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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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Abraham Joshua Heschel, George Carlin, Philosophy and Baseball

Abraham Joshua Heschel, George Carlin, Philosophy and Baseball
By April 16, 2010

According to the theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel, the difference between Judaism and other religions is time and space. According to the theologian George Carlin, the difference between baseball and football is time and space. Kevin Youkilis and Ian Kinsler see … Read More

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Next up on the List of Things Banned in Israel: The iPad

Next up on the List of Things Banned in Israel: The iPad
By April 14, 2010

Just a few hours after we find out that Israel’s largest book seller will be banishing a book because of content that "hurts the feelings" of some of the stores clientele; now we find out you can’t import iPad’s into … Read More

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How to get Your Book Banned in Israel

How to get Your Book Banned in Israel
By April 14, 2010

Apparently if you’re looking to get your work banned from the Barnes & Noble of Israel, the best way to do it is publish a book criticizing the settler movement; call them "messianic madmen" and charge the equivalent of four … Read More

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Village Voice + New Times = ANTI-SEMITES?

Village Voice + New Times = ANTI-SEMITES?
By April 11, 2010

In either a) an egregious act of poor judgement coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps or b) a "can you believe the public officials said that?" act of journalism (really – we can’t … Read More

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