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Donald Trump Jr. just did something colossally stupid. It's actually unfathomable to think that he actually did what he just did, which, to be quite fair is saying a lot. It is quite difficult to make any sense of why this happened, and many in the know are also confused. In an attempt to pre-empt a New York Times piece detailing direct contact and solicitation between the Trump campaign last year and the Russian government—believed to be working...
My grandfather's origin story reads like a Horatio Alger myth: born to a poor family, hungry, resilient, determined to forge a better life for himself, he worked his way up through the ranks of a logging company—laborer, estimator, lead forester. While running a crew on a large property in the countryside, he met the teenage daughter of the estate owner; there, in the glow of the summer woods, the young forester, Eliyahu, and my...
I’m sitting in offices of Frenkel, Hershkowitz & Shafran on 37th Street in Manhattan, which comfortingly look and smell of manila, trying to make the most of my lucky audience with what seems like one of the city’s busiest law offices. While immigration law hasn’t changed much in recent years, David Frenkel tells me, Texas-based U.S. bureaucrats responsible for approving (and increasingly, denying) visas have imposed increasingly restrictive interpretations on existing laws. “It’s become...
The day after the election, I called in sick to work, renewed my testosterone prescription, and read a book. I expect that, minus the middle bit, I was not alone in my impulse to sleep off and read through the previous night’s very real nightmare. The book I turned to was Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide, and honestly I read it because it was the shortest book in my to-read pile and because I...

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