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I hung out with my parents this weekend and whenever I do I think about how assimilated I am. I grew up in a very Jewish family, now I’m like what we used to call a Waspy Jew. I can…

The freeing of Jill Carroll (a joyful moment, need I add) is a reminder that there is no democracy in Iraq. Democracy depends on free speech and a vigorous press—what kind of democracy is it where reporters are afraid to…

When will Hollywood do the Zane Grey story? A friend lent me a copy of the new bio of the western writer by Thomas Pauly, Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women, http://www.press.uillinois.edu/f05/pauly.htmland it’s shocking. Grey was a tremendous…

I’m at that point where I’ve run through all the real bars of soap in the house and I’m down to scrounging hotel bars, usually round mintlike non-bar bars of soap. I dream about the day when I will go…

This is only my seventh entry or so and I’m already complaining! Blogging is slavery. Your mind is attached to the computer, you have to always be thinking of clever responses to stray things you see on TV or the…

Antonin Scalia is determined to make his private reputation as a hothead his public image. The private reputation as a bully has long been whispered. (It’s all through Joan Biskupic’s bio of Sandra Day O’Connor (S.D.O: How the First Woman…

Off the George Mason symbolism—I am going nuts waiting for more political action in sport. Like how about a demonstration? I sat through the Olympics waiting for the American snowboarder or skater who would rip off his jacket on the…

If you need any more reason to celebrate what some are calling the biggest upset ever in the college basketball tournament, 11th seed George Mason U. knocking off one-seed UConn to go to the Final Four, consider what it’s doing…