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Mark Oppenheimer

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The Beggars of Lakewood

A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.

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Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?

Sexism and harassment in the freethought community and its implications for atheism’s future.

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The Making of Gay Marriage’s Top Foe

A profile of Maggie Gallagher, founder of National Organization for Marriage.

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Married, With Infidelities

On why the Anthony Weiner story makes people more uncomfortable than simple cheating, the shifting meaning of faithfulness in marriage, and the relationship ideals espoused by Dan Savage:

In Savage Love, his weekly column, he inveighs against the American obsession with strict fidelity. In its place he proposes a sensibility that we might call American Gay Male, after that community’s tolerance for pornography, fetishes and a variety of partnered arrangements, from strict monogamy to wide openness.