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Sundown: God Is a Two-Stater

Plus an evening with Salinger, and more

Marc Tracy
February 08, 2011

• God to Obama: Give Me Israel and Palestine, side by side. So sayeth former national security adviser Jim Jones. [Political Wire]

• There are elements of The Catcher in the Rye, “Franny,” and probably other works I can’t think of right now in this amazing recollection of a party (and an after-party) with J.D. Salinger in 1952. Must-read. [Paris Review]

• Remember that nice, funny, cute Super Bowl commercial with the Volkswagen and the little kid as like Darth Vader? Yeah, well, it was really about Nazis. [Badass Stuff]

• David Horowitz comes down against Bill Kristol’s non-hysteria over Egypt. [Right Wing Watch]

• The 11 students who interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine, a year ago were criminally charged by prosecutors. [JTA]

• Jan Gross is coming out with a new book about alleged Polish complicity in the Holocaust. [Haaretz]

Turns out that if you string together several McBain clips from different Simpsons episodes, they are all part of one coherent, larger feature. Trust me when I say that to some people this is really, really important news.

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