We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.
The flagship of American conservative campus publications stands on the
foundation of twenty years of attention-grabbing antics.
School population: 10,855
If the Democratic Party in exile is ever to find a new voice and sense
of purpose, it will first have to get around a peculiar obstacle left
behind by the Clinton era: The man did not really go
Arnie Arnesen does not know exactly when the political wind shifted. It
might have been on the day Trent Lott was forced to step down as Senate
Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.
Irene Diamond, who died recently at 92, was an innovative
philanthropist, ever ready to bet on an unlikely cause.
The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.
The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs
Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a
clear-cut finding of success and readiness to close the
In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term
"imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the
antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing
Big Media won another battle in the escalating war over copyright on
January 15, when the Supreme Court upheld a 1998 law extending copyright
terms by twenty years, to life plus seventy years f
We know in advance that Colin Powell's performance will be flawless.
It now seems clear, from what we hear,
That Gary Hart will reappear.
(He ran well once, but then he slipped;
He couldn't keep his trousers zipped.)
The worse the state treats kids, the more the state's prosecutors chase
after inoffensive "perverts" in the private sector who have committed
the so-called crime of getting sexual kicks out of
My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
In 1886 the British are fighting an imperial war on another continent
with the express goal of suppressing and maintaining control of the
natives. Sound familiar?
At the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month, the Harvey Theater reclaims
its original name--the Majestic--with the arrival of director Sam
Mendes's beautiful renderings of Chekhov's Uncle Va
Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1
The last edition of Robert Scheer's "Column Left" (which appears originally in the Los Angeles Ti