I’ve got a new "Think Again" column called "Money for Nothing" and it’s
This month’s Moment column, on Jewish McCarthyism, is
My idea of a good movie: "One more thought. If you’ve been looking for a film whose hero uses the subjunctive frequently and correctly, ‘Youth in Revolt’ is it." (from the WSJ) Just saying.
CHARLES PIERCENEWTON, MA.
"There’s a port on a western bay/and it serves a hundred ships a day."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click — "Woman Named Trouble" (Bernard Allison)— Just because Byron Dorgan’s leaving the Senate doesn’t mean I loveNew Orleans even less.
Part The First: If there’s a less excusable Democratic politician alive than Harold Ford, Jr., I’m not sure who it is. Not to mention the fact that he’s one of the most singularly inept campaigners to climb the stump since John Ashcroft lost to that dead guy. As the GOP imploded, and Democrats got elected in places like Virginia and Montana, Ford ran in Tennessee on the What-A-Friend-I-Have-In-Jesus platform and got race-baited out of the job by an non-entity named Bob Corker. So much for being a Rising Star and all. James Carville sure can pick ’em, can’t he? (More than one person has told me that Ford looks at Barack Obama the way Salieri looked at Mozart.) Now, though, with some Wall Street grifters behind him, and his support running from one side of the MSNBC green room to the other, this clown is bringing his act to New York. All of that is shameless political opportunism. However,
Part The Second: Courtesy of Mr. Bogg,