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David Wildstein blogged under the name ‘Wally Edge’ and dove into Republican politics early. Now he’s at the center of the scandal that could undo Gov. Chris Christie.


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The debate over Israel in academia has turned to the Modern Language Association at its annual convention starting today.

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