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I've been off-line for most of the past few days, first for Rosh Hashanah, and now because I'm traveling. There is much to respond to on the Internet, but let me rebut one calumnious assertion right away. My friend Andrew Sullivan, in response to my post on Maureen Dowd's use of the term of "neocon puppet master," wrote:

The usual would-be policeman of Washington's discourse on all things to do with Israel, Jeffrey Goldberg, takes a break from the Jewish holidays to consign yet another member of the thinking classes to the ranks of "something much darker."

As Andrew surely knows, while I may on occasion roll on Shabbos, I definitely don't blog on Rosh Hashanah. I wrote the post Andrew is referring to seven hours before Rosh Hashanah started. (UPDATE: Yes, dear Goldbloggers,  I will get to the substance of his "there's no such thing as an anti-Semitic dog whistle" argument later, when I I'm off the road.)

BTW, rolling on Shabbos:

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. Author of the book Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror, Goldberg also writes the magazine's advice column. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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