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Turning Tricks Into Sympathy

Thirty years ago, a taxi driver in Mexico City taught me, though I cannot remember the exact context in which he did so, some lines from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the learned Mexican nun of the 17th century, a sage and poetess famous not only in Mexico but in Europe. I have never forgotten them because they sum up succinctly many a moral dilemma ...

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Elmosexual Panic

If only Romney had campaigned against Elmo instead of Big Bird. Then again, the sordid details of Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash's alleged dalliances with four then-underage boys didn"€™t emerge until after the election. And ...

Dominique Strauss Kahn

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The Dirty Old Man and the IMF

Saturday was a bad day for the New World Order. New York police boarded the first-class cabin of an Air France jet bound for Paris to collar Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, a Grand Master of the ...

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I often wonder as to why people are shocked, shocked—Captain Renault-like—to discover that modern football is a malodorous cesspit teeming with leeches and crooks, or that Tony Blair is a congenital liar not worthy of any ...

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