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Welcome Back, Plebes!



Hi kids, your gin-soaked, sodden bodies have somehow crawled back in to work, and you are ready to abide by those New Year's resolutions for (almost) a full week!

Here's what you missed while you were off on a two-week holiday bender:

1.  In an acknowledgement that it is a slow, meandering, behind-the-times anachronism, the Herald finally gets around to publishing that stupid David Brooks-smoked-pot-in-college column, which has already been thoroughly trashed by just about anyone with a brain and access to the internet over last few days.

Listen, there are things the Herald does uniquely well.  But running week-old New York Times columns is just not one of them.

2.  This amazing John Pacenti story on a former Paul Hastings partner's battle with the Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club is a must read.  Great job John!

3.  Related to story #2 -- where is Neil when you need him?

(BTW it's also Holocaust Education Week.)

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  1. I channel Neil frequently, but then I have to edit and edit...

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  2. 3. Screw Neil, Where's Jack T. when you need him?

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  3. The Herald is not long for staying in business.

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  4. This is the best ad for Holocaust education ever!!!

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