Crime and Punishment

No Child Killer Left Behind

No Child Killer Left Behind

A moral crusade at The New York Times typically begins with an in-depth,...

Modern Weapons

Tell It to the Judge

Tell It to the Judge

The German word “Vernichtungskrieg” (“extermination war”) refers to a war...

Winning

The Hate Machine That Saved the World

The Hate Machine That Saved the World

We hear a whole heapin’ hootin’ helluva lotta ’bout “hatred” these days,...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Aggressive, Obsessive, and Oppressive Headlines VALERIE PLAME...

High Life

The Fondest of Farewells

The Fondest of Farewells

As everyone who stands up when a lady enters the room knows, the once-sacrosanct...

Cultural Caviar

The Price of Idiocy

The Price of Idiocy

When I was asked to name the contemporary writer whom I most admired, I used...

Cultural Caviar

Who Can Say?

Who Can Say?

Long before I started writing about politics, I learned one important lesson: What...

Joe Bob's America

Last of the Hippie Filmmakers

Last of the Hippie Filmmakers

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Tobe Hooper passed away the same night Hurricane Harvey hit...

Education

Not Affirmative Enough

Not Affirmative Enough

Affirmative action privileges for blacks and (to a lesser extent) Hispanics have...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Soggiest, Foggiest, and Groggiest Headlines STEVIE WONDER: CLIMATE...

High Life

Death of Venice

Death of Venice

I’m in Venice for the film festival that just ended, and as an American humorist...

Cultural Caviar

Suit Your Selfie

Suit Your Selfie

Mail-order catalogs (except of antiquarian books) are not my favorite reading, and...

Cultural Caviar

A Portrait of Noam Chomsky: A Great Mind in a Weak Soul

A Portrait of Noam Chomsky: A Great Mind in a Weak Soul

“Money is a new form of slavery,” Noam Chomsky tweeted on Sept. 5, “and is...

Joe Bob's America

The Hurricane Algorithm

The Hurricane Algorithm

NEW YORK—News executives love disasters. They get to act like Chuck Norris and...

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