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The Transgressive Spirit of Purim

I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality

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Dante, The East River, East Room, & Middle East

Last night’s mayoral primaries and the Obama speech on Syria

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Weiner and Spitzer Out; Hasidim Buying Votes?

Plus another Daft Punk High Holiday parody video, and more in the news

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New York City Primaries Are Finally Here

The outlook and the weather are both cloudy

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In New York City Mayoral Primary, a Referendum on Repentance

With Weiner and Spitzer on the ballot, Talmudic scholars would say the real question is whether they’ve atoned

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Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer Tied in New Poll

But in a different poll, the NYC comptroller candidates are far apart

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New Yorkers Are Embarrassed by Spitzer/Weiner

A new video and a new poll demonstrate cause and effect

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Huma Abedin’s Problem: Nice Jewish Boy Derangement Syndrome

As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost

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Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner Lead New Polls

Is there really no such thing as bad publicity?

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Eliot Spitzer Enters the Race for Our Amusement

His opponent–aside from Twitter–is Scott Stringer

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Glenn Greenwald’s Sick Brew of NSA Leaks and Anti-Israel Hysteria

Blogger’s bizarre ideology sees America and Israel in active cahoots to destroy the freedoms of the entire world

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Occupy Wall Street Isn’t Anti-Semitic

Jewish liberals sign new ‘Statement Against Smears’

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Big Men

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are all a certain type: the Jewish Big, narcissistic, entitled, and unapologetic. And society loves to see a Jewish Big fall.

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On the Bookshelf

Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

Spitzer may return to the political arena

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NYT Story Opens Door For Ravitch

If Paterson resigns, new governor is a Jew

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A Few of Our Favorite Things

2008, not quite in review