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Sundown: Changing Population Changes Politics

Plus Barbour vs. Wiesel? IRS vs. Israel? and more

Marc Tracy
April 27, 2012
Members of the Satmar community in Brooklyn.(Michael Brown/Getty Images)

• A higher proportion of Orthodox Jews means different messaging for politicians. [Politicker]

• Different groups struggle with how to deal with bias on campuses. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

• Haley Barbour, former Republican National Committee head, accused Elie Wiesel of having a partisan agenda for speaking out against posthumous Mormon baptisms of Holocaust victims. [Daily Kos]

• The IRS is targeting a weirdly high number of citizens who file returns from Israel for audits. [Haaretz/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Drunk Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young reportedly said some anti-Semitic things last night in a fight outside a Manhattan club. Enjoy the fans at Yankee Stadium tonight … . [USA Today]

• Tom Toles on a future Palestinian state. [WP/Mondoweiss]

• Bradley Burston on buying Palestinian. [Haaretz]

• Anti-Internet is anti-me. [Huff Post]

Larry David IRL is … pretty much exactly like Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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