Stop the Presses

Bush Goes AWOL Bush Goes AWOL

One of the many maddening feats of this Administration is that in choosing to fight the war on terror by going to war with Iraq, George W. Bush has inspired new terrorist threa...

Apr 17, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

Can We Talk? Can We Talk?

CORRECTION: When this column was originally published, a fact-checking error caused the word "owner" to be removed from a reference to the Jewish "owner-editors" of U.S. News &...

Apr 3, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

Perle, Interrupted Perle, Interrupted

Famed Prince of Darkness Richard Perle is a political animal unique to Washington.

Mar 20, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

‘Rules for Changing the World’ ‘Rules for Changing the World’

This was intended to be a sweet little prewar column about an artist I admire, Rosanne Cash.

Mar 6, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Eric Alterman

Bad News, Film at 11 Bad News, Film at 11

Like almost everything these days, local TV news is awful and getting worse.

Feb 20, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

A ‘Good Man’ Is Not So Hard to Find A ‘Good Man’ Is Not So Hard to Find

I was standing in line for Bowling for Columbine in Brussels not long ago with two writer/editor friends, when a 15-or-so-year-old Belgian boy in front of us turned around and ...

Feb 6, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

State of Disunion State of Disunion

These are dangerous times. George W. Bush is set to make another State of the Union address.

Jan 23, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

The Roamin’ Empire The Roamin’ Empire

During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush proclaimed that America must be "humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out how to chart their own course." But tha...

Jan 9, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

Raines of Fire Raines of Fire

New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents batty.

Dec 18, 2002 / Column / Eric Alterman

Rawls and Us Rawls and Us

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame an...

Dec 5, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Eric Alterman