Categories: "Domestic Policy" or "9/11" or "national security" or "social security"

Multiple Obscenities

April 13th, 2013
Few politicians are as irrepressible as Anthony Weiner, so I wasn?t shocked to learn via the New York Times online that he?s again considering running for mayor of New York. The whole interview is due in print in Sunday?s magazine, but the news… more »

Mourning Sally Ride

July 29th, 2012
Ever since I read in astronaut Sally Ride?s obituary that she had been in a committed relationship with Tam O?Shaunessy for twenty-seven years, I?ve wondered how O?Shaunessy must feel now. I don?t know how Ride set up her estate, but… more »

The Limits of Genius

May 13th, 2012
For weeks now, I?ve been metaphorically lugging Steve Jobs around with me. I bought Walter Isaacson?s biography shortly after Jobs died, but I got side-tracked by the controversy over hazardous working conditions at the plants in China where Apple… more »

On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin!

February 21st, 2011
What has been happening in Madison, Wisconsin, should cheer anyone who has lost hope in American democracy. It is even balm for the despair many of us feel about the often passive Democratic Party. While the Democratic state senators Governor Scott… more »

Belated Valentine's Greetings

February 15th, 2011
This Valentine?s Day greeting is late, and I apologize. No matter how you spent yesterday, how many chocolates or roses you received or sent, how many delightful cards arrived in your mailbox, and whether or not you awoke this morning with your… more »