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Mel Brooks Isn’t Funny

Mel Brooks Isn’t Funny

I call “false advertising” on the Washingtonian. Its July 24 piece by Benjamin...

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Aryan Psycho Killers and Me

Aryan Psycho Killers and Me

The horrific mass shooting in a Charleston church is bringing out the best in all...

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Muhammad and the Sexy Nun

Muhammad and the Sexy Nun

Of all the contentious issues on the cultural and political scene today, the...

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A Dull Lancet

A Dull Lancet

There comes a time in any man’s life when he wants to accumulate no more...

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Privacy Hysteria

Privacy Hysteria

First, a follow up to last week’s column: Despite being presented with...

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So Moses and Mohammed Walk Into an Open Mic …


So Moses and Mohammed Walk Into an Open Mic …

“I love Anne Frank humor as much as the next guy” is a line I could never get...

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Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

Sublime Recapitulation: Alfred Hitchcock’s “New” Holocaust Film

But of our work, the work of our order and in particular the work of this...

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The Year of the Truth Camps

The Year of the Truth Camps

Welcome to 2015, the year that speaking and writing freely had to stop. Anything...

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Cry Me a Rivers

Cry Me a Rivers

When I read about Joan Rivers’ death, my eyes welled up with stinging tears. Not...

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Modern Israel’s Terrorist Roots

Modern Israel’s Terrorist Roots

I generally don’t care about the Middle East, but since no one ever seems to shut...

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Comic Con Job

Comic Con Job

My version of Proverbs 30:18–19 goes: There are three things that I do not...

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Rape Quilt, Rape Guilt

Rape Quilt, Rape Guilt

So there’s a frickin’ rape quilt now. Remember the AIDS quilt? Back in the...

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A Reparations Plan That Makes Sense

A Reparations Plan That Makes Sense

Writing in The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates—you can thank his Black Panther dad...

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Six Hours With a Hasid

Six Hours With a Hasid

Though Malaysia Airlines flights have a tendency to get lost, American Airlines is...

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