Why are ideas widely supported in most of the
country so often portrayed as controversial, polarizing and divisive once they
are taken up by legislatures? Why does the professional political class seem
like a wholly separate
Her biographer readily admits that
Eva Tanguay wasn’t much of a singer or a dancer, and yet she was one of
America’s biggest stars a century ago. Andrew Erdman uncovers Tanguay as an
influence on the later, better
Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now
translated into English for the first time, Silent
House (Knopf) is Orhan Pamuk's second novel. Although the Nobel
Prize-winner makes no direct mention of the book’s historical
Resist the “regressives.” Don’t be fooled by their lies. Inform
yourself on the issues and mobilize. These are among the ringing phrases in Beyond Outrage, a lively polemic by the
Berkeley public policy professor...
Why do America's 1% care so little about the country's middle class? Investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele answer this way: Even after reducing American workers to a cheap labor pool, the growing middle classes of Brazil...
The bus television news ticker on my snowy commute to the office today clued me into this sad little news item: Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in over 15 years next month, apparently in an effort to replenish the retirement savings his manager squandered. The sadness is two-fold: Not only does it conjure the image of a man in his 70s forced from retirement—an increasingly com...
One of the Bush administration’s covers for going to war in Iraq to provide billions of dollars in no-bid contracts for Halliburton and other corporate cronies was to spread democracy in the Mideast. Meanwhile, the president’s party continues to battle the spread of democracy in the Midwest. With less than a month...