I’ve got a new “Think Again” called “Media to McCain: How Long Has This Been Going On?” and it is about the media’s collective broken heart and it’s here.
My Nation column is called “The Terrorists Win” and you can guess what it is about. It’s here.
My Daily Beast column this week is called “Obama’s Silent Jewish Majority” and it is a reply to Charles M. Blow’s Times column and that’s here.
"I pulled into Nazareth/I was feelin’ ’bout half-past dead."
Weekly WWOZ Pick to Click: "Cold Bologna" (The Isley Brothers) — As it happens, at the beginning of the week, I’m going to be able to tell New Orleans personally how much I love it. Who dat, anyway?
Part The First: Old Bidness
My apologies to Ms. Ring and to Don Cornelius’s brother’s band for mixing up their really terrible hit record with the howling bag of pus that was Hamilton, Joe, Frank, and Reynolds. Of course, as to the embattled Landlord, anyone who’s willing to say what he did about "The Weight" is probably secure enough in his ineffable wrongness to admit that he enjoyed "Don’t Pull Your Love Out." And let’s not get on him too hard about his love for "Surrender" vis a vis "What’d I Say," to say nothing about "Tutti Frutti." The man obviously has a lot on his mind these days and is not thinking straight.
Part The Second: But, seriously now. "Hotel California"? I want to take the "steely knives" and ram them through my cochlea.
Part The Third: Seriously, people are surprised that Alan Simpson is a cranky old fool, and an ill-tempered jackass besides? Really. History is more than what came in on your BlackBerry 10 minutes ago, kids. Of course, he did make some friends back when he was senator.
Part The Fourth: Ken Mehlman is GAY?! Get right out of town! Anyone get a Jeff Gannon comment yet?
Part The Penultimate: Until Ross Douthat weighs in with the second part of "How Burning A Convent Is Like Civics Class," this is going to have to do as the single most worthless piece of op-ed offal this year. Exactly how much aluminum siding does The Dean own, you figure?