Categories: "Politics" or "NYC Mayor's Race" or "Sex on the Hill" or "voting rights"

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 »

The Eve of Independence

July 3rd, 2012
My days in the Four Corners are numbered now after a two-month sojourn. I paid a visit this morning to our local pond, which is famous among the cognoscenti but now drained down to primordial sludge in anticipation of water from a new artesian well. The… more »

What I'd Tweet For

June 14th, 2011
Who knew that the key to a functioning, effective Congress would be revealed in the scandal surrounding Representative Anthony Weiner? Yet, there it was in the Sunday Times in a piece by Sheryl Gay Stolberg explaining why sex scandals are rarely… more »

Gerrymandering, Now a Motion Picture

April 18th, 2011
Elbridge Gerry signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, but he refused to sign the Constitution because there was no Bill of Rights. He was our fifth vice president, but nationally he?s most remembered for his partisan… more »

The Wisdom of Solomon

July 25th, 2010
Lately, when I think of President Obama, King Solomon comes to mind. From childhood, I was riveted by the story I heard in Sunday school about how the king determined which of two women was the real mother of a newborn infant by threatening to cleave… more »