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US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your
life.

Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for
the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play
to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

Thank God for fakers! Matchless as deflaters of human and institutional
pretension, they furnish us rich measures of malicious glee at the
red-faced victims.

Whatever happened to the "worst of the worst"?

In the 1998 film Wag the Dog, political operatives employ special editing techniques to create phony footage that will engender public sympathy for a manufactured war.

In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New
Yorker
published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike,
Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that

On February 26 the small town of Moscow, Idaho, saw more commotion than
it had since a truck camper exploded in a vacant lot last September.
While the town was still sleeping, two military plan

Is this the new McCarthyism?

Few traditions are more American than freedom of speech and the right to
dissent.

So the right-wing journalist John Fund may not be a model citizen, but
contrary to the implications of many left journalists and gossip
columnists, he's likely not the kind of guy who pretends

Blogs

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

"The bonus march must be considered simply a minor manifestation of the unrest spreading through the country."

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015

“Politically, the Africans are becoming more conscious of their own rights and wrongs. They are not wholly ignorant of the fact that world opinion is on their side.”

May 28, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

"It may well be that she has made a real contribution to our salvation."

May 27, 2015