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Some Advice For Dybbuk's New Friend

In anticipation of the soul-deadening process of public school middle school admissions in the City of New York (the single greatest cause of middle class flight from the City), ten year old Dybbuk’s been attending a math tutor to boost his chances for the Mark Twain math program.


Pre-Election Rundown

Starting in 2006, this department began a venerable tradition of posting a column bemoaning the lameness of the local GOP in p


2013 Primary Analysis (Part Three): Mop Up

Now that the general election is nearly upon us, it is probably time to finish up my analysis of this year’s primary returns.



Alev Ha-Sholem to The Father of Brooklyn Political Blogging

ROCK HACKSHAW: DEAR FOLKS ON MY E-MAIL LIST:
 
IT IS WITH MUCH SORROW THAT I NOW INFORM YOU THAT MR. MAURICE GUMBS PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. 
 
THIS TRINIDAD-BORN POLITICAL-ACTIVIST WAS A FIXTURE ON NEW YORK CITY'S POLITICAL SCENE SINCE THE SEVENTIES. 
 

2013 Primary Analysis (Part Two): We Are Still a Tale of At Least Two Cities (and Probably More That That)

SHARPTON:  What the election showed the other night is that a lot of the identity politics of 20 years ago, 30 years ago, has now become identity politics of policy…You can no longer take yesterday’s maps for today’s politics…It’s a


Ta Ta For Now

When I announced about five months ago that I was dialing it down, I never thought that the break would last much longer than half a year. But lately, I’ve found keeping up with my political reading to be a burden, and keeping up my political writing, even on only a semi-regular basis, to not be worth the schtuss.


Blogging The Unfathomable

Though I wear proudly my advanced degree (I am a Doctor of Jewish Prune Juice), I never expected that I myself would ever be the subject of any academic study by a Ph.D, unless those letters stood for “Pretty Hip Dude.’



A P (For Pandora) From The Pod

Every once in a while there comes a column by a purportedly reputable opinion writer which is such a monumental pile of intellectual dishonesty or unadulterated ignorance (if not both) that it deserves special notice.



The Gateway (Patrick Mc-Goo-Hand Edition)

There's a man who leads a life of danger.
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger.


More Than You'll Ever Want To Know About the Eleven Democratic Candidates For Mayor

Eleven people have filed Petitions seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor.



Mr.Black Socks Scandal Puts His Good Foot Forward

Eliot Spitzer may be the only man in the history of Albany ever to pay for it, but compared to Anthony Weiner that doesn't seem pathetic at all.



The Gateway (Fireworks Edition)

The other day I saw a couple of guys with a Weiner sign carrying nominating petitions in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall.

"You want me to sign that thing?" I asked. "Yes" they replied enthusiastically.


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