The Obamasphere

Hate Speech Makes a Comeback

Hate Speech Makes a Comeback

Well, it sure didn’t take long for the Tucson Truce to collapse. After Rep....

Uncle Sam

2012 Election Preview

2012 Election Preview

The politicians are beginning to shuffle into place for next year’s presidential...

Foreign Policy

Deeply Invested in the Middle East

Deeply Invested in the Middle East

With the so-called Arab Spring still shaking the Middle East like an earthquake, I...

World

World Government Aborning?

World Government Aborning?

On a recent trip to New York, I did something radically different from my usual...

Journalism

Photographers: The First Casualties of War

Photographers: The First Casualties of War

When journalists die in some foreign field, they die for you. Without them, your...

Lit Crit

Being Dishonest About Abe

Being Dishonest About Abe

In what may be described as the Dell comic-book version of “the Civil War’s...

Home Front

Barack Hussein Hoover?

Barack Hussein Hoover?

Is the world headed for a debt crisis to dwarf the one that befell us in 2008,...

Insider Politics

Donald Trump’s Eminent-Domain Empire

Donald Trump’s Eminent-Domain Empire

Don’t be fooled by The Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal...

Libya

Clemency for Tyrants

Clemency for Tyrants

Vengeance is always shortsighted, and Egypt these days needs spectacles. The New...

High Life

Monarchy: The Fairest of Them All

Monarchy: The Fairest of Them All

How fair a rule is monarchy? A Byzantine scholar wrote that it was the fairest, to...

Healthcare

Simplify, Simplify

Simplify, Simplify

Stopped in at my local office-supplies megastore for some printer ink cartridges....

British Politics

Repulsive Republicanism

Repulsive Republicanism

Of all the freeloaders hoping for publicity or a fast buck by hitching a ride on...

Notes From the Edge

Was Jesus a Pennsylvania Dutch Neocon?

Was Jesus a Pennsylvania Dutch Neocon?

During the last five years I’ve written provocative fortnightly columns for the...

Lit Crit

Donald Rumsfeld: Known, Unknown, and Better Left Unsaid

Donald Rumsfeld: Known, Unknown, and Better Left Unsaid

Nixon in China, John Adams’s opera based on Richard Nixon’s détente-seeking...

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