Sex, both municipal and federal, made the news last week, but like car-chase scenes and new stock market highs, sex scandals don't automatically take the world by storm anymore. The reluctant entry of another woman into the Paula Jones case hardly created a ripple. And when speculation that New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani might be having an affair surfaced last week in Vanity Fair, followed by the tabloids, it sparked not so much a feverish rush of readers to newsstands as a snippy debate in the New York press about standards of proof. Just as it now takes an airborne...

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