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  • Obama swears he’s no anti-Semite

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 3:20 pm


    Barack Hussein Obama has been the subject of quite a few Internet smear campaigns. The lingering one has been that he is not a Christian but a closet Muslim (as if belief in Islam should preclude someone from being president), that his name is strange and suspicious, and, most... read on

  • Bowing down for business

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 11:17 am


    From the new issue of Portfolio:

    Every week, the jumuah, or Friday prayer, is held in a large tent at the University of Tehran, with thousands of the faithful spilling out onto the surrounding campus. At each of these prayer meetings, the cleric on the platform clutches an AK-47 as... read on

  • Drinking to Bush speak

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 9:35 am

    Looks like at least one of my former colleagues is ready for the president’s annual address:

    WASHINGTON - The state of our union is strong.

    I’ll drink to that. And, come tonight, so will an entire subculture of young political wonks who have turned the hallowed annual presidential... read on

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  • Luke Ford really left porn blogging

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 9:10 am

    In October, Luke Ford supposedly sold his porn blog, LukeIsBack.com, but shortly thereafter an update appeared announcing that he could not, in fact, “leave his flock.”  Luke sent me an e-mail last night to clear things up.

    I have not posted on lukeisback since Oct. 22, 2007, the day... read on

  • Mormon prophet and president dead at 97

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 11:35 pm

    Gordon B. Hinckley, the 97-year-old president and prophet of the Mormon church, died earlier today. From the NY Times:

    “He’s been the face of the church, not only for church members, but more than any other president, to the world at large,” said Richard Lyman Bushman,... read on

  • The decaying urban church

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    The New York Times paints a familiar portrait of an ailing church that was once a Jewish center:

    She and the other members worship on the Sabbath, filling the church each Saturday, where they are flanked by rich-hued stained glass windows depicting the Israelites’ flight from... read on

  • The curse of context

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 27, 2008 | 2:16 pm

    Nathan Gibbs has a sad story on his blog about the death of his childhood friend, Benson Krause, and a remembrance of the music they made together. Their band, “The Third Half,” included many of the guys I grew up a few years behind, and Nathan’s post recalls an infamous moment at... read on

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