The GOP Primaries: New Hampshire, Michigan, and Beyond
And the winner of the first two Republican primaries is ... Big Media!
Jan 20, 2008 - 8:26:41 PM
Seeing Reds: Overcoming Political Colorblindness
You may be politically colorblind, and not know it. We can remedy that condition.
Dec 3, 2007 - 7:45:27 AM
The FBI's War on Richard Jewell - Part II
"Why bother with investigating and gathering evidence, when you can just call reporters and railroad some poor sap?"
Oct 21, 2007 - 12:21:18 AM
Grade Inflation and Reality Testing
Nicholas Stix represents an article that he originally published on May 11, 2001: The reason is that things are much worse in academia than even its brand-name critics are aware of. In a debate, opposing scholars come up with conflicting data, and argue about why their respective data fail to match, or give mutually irreconcilable interpretations to generally accepted data. But no one is even providing data for a grade inflation debate.
Oct 20, 2007 - 8:30:41 AM
Remembering Richard Jewell
This is the story of Richard Jewell, the hero who saved countless lives, and of Ray Cleere, the first of many heels who sought to railroad him for another man's crime.
Oct 2, 2007 - 12:25:27 AM
Manhunters and Fugitives
As the chief deputy U.S. marshal explained to the interviewer, real-world fugitive apprehension has nothing in common with the movie version.
Jul 7, 2007 - 8:27:19 PM
What Does Mike Francesa Have against Willie Randolph?
On March 4 on his New York TV sports talk show, Mike’d Up on NBC’s New York affiliate, Mike Francesa snubbed New York Mets skipper, Willie Randolph.
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:05:57 AM
John Belushi Cult Lives on, 25 Years after Actor’s Death
John Belushi is dead! John Belushi lives!
Mar 20, 2007 - 12:38:45 PM
The Death of a President
Forty-three years ago Wednesday, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of these United States of America, was felled in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald, a communist, dishonorably discharged, ex-Marine.
Nov 24, 2006 - 7:35:00 AM
GOP’s 50-Year Reich Collapses!
Geniuses George W. Bush and Karl Rove had the attitude that their Republican and conservative base (aka "the suckers") had no choice but to vote GOP. Such arrogance resulted in Bush and Rove having a rude, 1992-style awakening.
Nov 8, 2006 - 12:19:00 PM
Domestic Terrorism: The Nation of Islam and the Zebra Murders
An ominous anniversary just passed – that of the Zebra Murders. From 1970-1974, the Nation of Islam earned the title of the bloodiest domestic terrorist group in American history, as it murdered as many as 270 whites in California alone.
Oct 26, 2006 - 8:59:00 PM
A Letter to a Daughter of the American Revolution
On October 5, Andrea Clemons, who identified herself as a Los Angeles high school science teacher, published an article in the Intellectual Conservative, entitled, “A Daughter of the American Revolution Speaks Out Against Bush.” Quoting from the Declaration of Independence, Clemons demanded that President George W. Bush be removed from office, and implied that violent means be employed. She did not specify parliamentary means. My response follows.
Oct 15, 2006 - 7:38:00 AM
Is T.O. Bipolar?
After all-pro Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens' reported suicide attempt Tuesday
night, don’t be surprised if we hear of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (aka
manic-depression) in his case. Owens has long been known to be a maniac; indeed,
he has gotten much more press over the years for his obsessively
attention-seeking acting out than he has for his spectacular receptions and runs
after catches. Some lowlights follow; many more have been catalogued by James
Alder, and some videos that would embarrass a sensible person may even be seen
at Owens’ own official Web site.
Sep 28, 2006 - 8:07:00 AM
Sports Guru Mike Francesa and His Friends
Sports guru Mike Francesa has a problem. How to delicately put this? He’s a Yankees-Sniffer.
Aug 29, 2006 - 10:16:00 PM
Bruno Kirby: Rest in Peace, Pal
The moral of the Bruno Kirby-Billy Crystal story is, never disagree with your "best friend" in Hollywood, if you’re the second banana, and he’s the star and the producer. Apparently, what Harry Truman said about friendship in Washington, applies to Hollywood, as well: "If you want a friend ... get a dog."
Aug 23, 2006 - 11:38:00 AM
I Pledge Allegiance, to Transational Elites, and to the Post-Nation...
While the two major political parties debate socialism vs. capitalism, both set about abolishing America.
Aug 20, 2006 - 3:06:00 PM
"Ethics Expert" Judge Can’t Stop Lying
Maybe we ought to make jurists wear see-through robes. There’s something about the combination of wearing a black robe, sitting high above the rest of us, and being addressed as an institution ("the court"), that tends to go to judge’s heads. Columnist Jimmy Breslin once asked why, in a democracy, everyone should have to rise when a judge enters a courtroom
Aug 11, 2006 - 8:34:00 PM
Bring Out the Hellman’s, and Bring out ... Less?
It’s a dark day in the world of mayonnaise. Companies are faced all the time with the dilemma: Raise prices or cut content? Sometimes they choose one, and sometimes the other. But never both! Or so it was until now, with the folks at Hellman's Mayonnaise.
Jul 28, 2006 - 4:10:00 PM
Is It Time to Play Taps for The American Conservative?
During the last few days, a number of sources in and close to The American
Conservative (TAC) magazine variously informed me that TAC is shutting down
imminently; that TAC’s bosses are sending out mixed signals, and will shut down
soon, if their present fevered search for "angels" is unsuccessful; and that TAC
will shut down in the fall, at the latest. ("Angels" - my word, not theirs - is
Broadway slang for backers.)
Jul 20, 2006 - 11:22:00 AM
Please and Thank You
Imagine you could go through life surrounded by indentured servants on whom you depended, yet to whom you never had to say “Please” or “Thank you.”
May 23, 2006 - 10:13:00 AM
Seven Days in May: Rumsfeld and the Generals
Imagine that a cabal of top officers is conspiring to mutiny and topple civilian control of the military in the United States of America. If it sounds like a movie, it’s because it already is one – John Frankenheimer’s 1964 political thriller, Seven Days in May.
May 16, 2006 - 11:20:00 AM
Invaders Demand Surrender: Who Will Say “Nuts” to Them?
Was May 1 America’s version of Hitler in the Rhineland?
May 9, 2006 - 7:33:00 PM
Eliot Spitzer: Vote for Me: I Love Illegals!
Shame on NY AG Eliot Spitzer for demagoguing, lying about the law, abusing the powers of his office, and violating employers' legal right to fire workers who refused to show up for their regular work shifts on May 1. The law in question was enacted to protect legal workers, not illegal immigrants. And the law did not give workers a right to skip work.
May 3, 2006 - 7:02:00 AM
Miss Peggy Lee & Co.
On Monday, Harry Smith interviewed Peter Richmond on CBS This Morning. Richmond was flogging his new bio, Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee. Hearing him talk passionately (and fast – he knows you don’t get all day on these shows!) about her, and seeing a pic of Miss Lee and Mr. Sinatra, in which she looked more fetching I had ever seen her, I got chills.
Apr 27, 2006 - 10:44:00 AM
John Kass: It’s a Wonderful, Liberal Life
"At least taxpayers know something about taxes: Every time taxes are raised, a
liberal gets his wings." That was in a column on the self-righteous, freshly
convicted husband, Robert Creamer, of Illinois Democrat U.S. Rep. Jan
Schakowsky. That would be Robert Creamer, “the noted champion of the poor and
the downtrodden,” as Kass, dripping sarcasm, repeatedly reminds us.
Apr 9, 2006 - 1:21:00 PM
New Orleans Police Department: When Cops Loot, It’s Not Looting
Well, it took almost seven months, but the New Orleans Police Department has
finally gotten its lies straight, concerning pilfering police officers who
availed themselves of other people’s property in Katrina’s aftermath. The
official word: Looters in uniform do not count as looters.
Mar 24, 2006 - 5:54:00 PM
Globalization: The 14 Percent Solution
Many Americans are unhappy about globalization, but globalization gurus are unequally unhappy with those Americans, whom the globalizers see as Luddites who are fighting the inevitable.
Feb 23, 2006 - 12:43:00 PM
Conservatives Say, “Wear Red on Fridays”
Nov 20, 2005 - 11:32:00 PM
Obedient Corpses for Bush?
The 2000th American serviceman has died in Iraq; if only those heroes were alive, and the blasted talking points dominating the prosecution of the war would die!
Oct 27, 2005 - 1:11:00 PM
Remembering the Zebra Victims
If heinous crimes are forgotten or disappeared, a second injustice is added to the original crimes.
Oct 20, 2005 - 10:31:00 AM
The Bush Betrayal
Do you think it would be possible to have President Bush arrested, say for spitting on the sidewalk?
Oct 12, 2005 - 11:41:00 AM
Bush League: Letters Page Politics at the New York Times
Being the New York Times’ lone Republican op-ed columnist comes with a price.
Sep 26, 2005 - 1:21:00 PM
Four Years Later
Do you feel any safer now than you did four years ago?
Sep 11, 2005 - 8:25:00 AM
Non-Questions Regarding New Orleans
I have a compiled a series of “non-questions” regarding New Orleans. They only appear to be questions, but aren’t because I am not asking them, thus no answer is expected. I am just listing them so that it is clear that they may not be asked.
Sep 7, 2005 - 7:41:00 AM