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  • Lena Dunham won’t vote for Weiner, Spitzer

    While Lena Dunham obviously has no problem with crazy sexual escapades being played out on cable TV, that doesn’t mean she wants to see those kinds of things going down in government. On Thursday the “Girls” creator and star Tweeted her support for the opponents of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, the two previously disgraced… More ▸

  • Give it a Lewinsky

    In his latest column, the editor of the New Jersey Jewish News assumes the persona of Dr. Sam Difference, America’s leading expert in parsing the fine distinctions between seemingly identical phenomena. On the scale of McGreevey to Abramoff, he gives the Spitzer scandal a Lewinsky: Q: We thought you might point out that Spitzer is… More ▸

  • Spitzer won’t be the first Jewish president — so what?

    Matthew Yglesias … I suppose I should link to the official Eliot Spitzer resignation story. It’s too bad. He was a very promising, very solid political leader. What’s more, as we watch the would-be first woman president square off against the would-be first black president, I won’t deny having hoped on some level that Spitzer… More ▸

  • David Paterson: Good for the Jews

    Ben Harris reports on the warm feelings that Jewish groups have for NY Lt.-Gov David Paterson, the man who will be taking over for Eliot Spitzer (and, in case you missed it, yesterday Ron Kampeas wrote about the Israeli angle to the scandal). Not sure where Spitzer was on the night of July 15, 2007,… More ▸

  • Dershowitz, Lerner: Chill out over Spitzer

    We’d usually expect to find Alan Dershowitz and Michael Lerner fighting over Israel, but this week they are standing together – in defending Eliot Spitzer (sort of). The Dersh weighed in with a piece in the Forward acknowledging that he thinks less of Spitzer, his former research assistant, but insisting that people need to “take… More ▸