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Quote for the ages

By Brad A. Greenberg

October 23, 2007 | 9:09 pm

  “Abraham is our forefather. We’re first cousins. How we got to hate each other is beyond me.”

From a Muslim immigrant from the West Bank who waived a $250,000 fee to help build a synagogue in Arkanasas.

  • Social networking for social conservatives

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 23, 2007 | 7:09 pm

    This is pretty genius. Unfortunately for some of my readers, there is no way to sign-up on Right-Wing Facebook. On the site, you can click around to read the different “profiles” of our Republican ‘08 hopefuls and people like Jerry Falwell and Gary Bauer.

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    Courtesy of Matthew Yglesias

  • The deadliest books ever published

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 23, 2007 | 4:45 pm

    A Croatian Web site offers its list of books that have “changed the world and because of which the bloodiest wars were waged.” The Bible comes in second, right behind Mein Kampf and just ahead of the Communist Manifesto. Here’s the analysis:

    The book that founded three great world... read on

  • ‘The fire is one percent contained’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 23, 2007 | 4:43 pm

    Wow, that’s comforting. For those wondering, my parents’ house is still standing and, unless the winds shift, should survive.

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  • It’s meant to burn

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2007 | 3:16 pm

    I wish it weren’t true, but this region we live in is meant to burn every now and then. And when we fight fires, we only add fuel to future flames.

    Two of my former colleagues did a brilliant job detailing these “Unnatural Disasters” in a series for The Sun the summer after the... read on

  • Blaming Jews for killing Jesus

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2007 | 1:47 pm

    IN CIVILIZED circles it is considered boorish to speak of Jews as Christ-killers, or to use language evoking the venomous old teaching that Jews are forever cursed for the death of Jesus. Those circles apparently don’t include the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, an... read on

  • Southland fires rage; my parents evacuated

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2007 | 10:10 am


    I was woken up this morning by a call from my editor wondering if my family was being affected by the fires in San Diego County. They were fine when I spoke with my mom yesterday, but I just got off the phone with her, and my dad, sister and she were all on the road, in separate... read on

  • Who will love the dead?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2007 | 1:07 am


    East Los Angeles is at least two freeway interchanges and several generations removed from today’s L.A. Jewry. But there the community’s early history rests eternally, amid well-worn bungalows, rusted chain-link fences and canopy-free, sun-bleached streets.

    Head north on Downey... read on

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