When I was a kid--this was before television--the radio was my best friend.
Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.
A triumphant George W. Bush, emboldened by finally being elected to office, will inaugurate his second term on January 20.
Some might say it's tacky to rain on the President's parade, but two crucial news stories compel it.
What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?
"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.
George Bush had best be careful when he fiddles with the radio dial in the presidential limousine on Inauguration Day.
Springsteen's got it right: No retreat.
The results of the last election of 2004 could foretell the first serious defeat for the Bush Administration's agenda in the new Congress.
The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that anyone will wonder w
Adorno said, as we all know, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. This is not to say, as many imagine, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is to be forbidden, or is impossible.