Spinning Affirmative Action at the New York Times

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The New York Times‘ consensus-manufacturing machine is gearing up for the 2000 presidential race, and with mixed results. First there was Kevin Sack’s long May 8 story about George W. Bush’s business dealings—an inconclusive piece that served only to highlight the extent to which Bush possesses the same faults that other unimaginative sons of mind boggling privilege do. More to the [&hellip
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Gee, Bradley Really is a Stiff

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Have you caught Bill Bradley fever? A few weeks ago, he was the story of the presidential campaign, which still has nearly 17 months to run. This week, obviously, it’s George W. Bush, who has finally left his cocoon in Austin. In the midst of that media run on Bradley—raising $4 million in the first quarter did impress the political [&hellip
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Something to Be Sad About; Apologies to Kurt

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAÎTRE You’re Depressed? My mother, who died last year in her 90s, suffered from melancholia throughout her life. Perhaps her melancholy was brought on by my father’s constant womanizing—he had too strong a sense of duty to ever leave her or to stop loving her, and too much sense of entitlement to ever give up having mistresses—but somehow I doubt it. [&hellip
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Bush On the Move; Grim Talk About Talk

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Beltway Pundits Pout Wouldn’t it be extraordinary if the media elite put their cards on the table and admitted now whom they’ll be advocating in the 2000 presidential election? It’s really no secret. The New York Times, in its news columns and editorials, is for Al Gore (and Hillary Clinton for Senate); The Wall Street Journal favors Steve Forbes; [&hellip
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Jesus vs. Freud

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Mental health professionals tend to react to Seth Farber’s ideas with the sort of shock and outrage with which heresy is condemned by faithful religious types. “Don’t touch this book with a twenty foot pole,” one of them wrote his publisher on reading the manuscript that would become his latest book, Unholy Madness (InterVarsity Press, 162 pages, $12.99). “I suspect [&hellip
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Celebrate Father’s Day While You Still Can

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There is of course hardly any more dramatic sex difference in human nature than between the minute or two it might take a man who’s a fast learner to become a father and the nine-months-plus-often-20-years that can be the woman’s outcome. This is such a startling distinction that virtually every social system has had to figure out a way to [&hellip
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Snapshots of Barcelona’s Barrio Chino

Written by Christian Viveros-Faune on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Barcelona! The word has long had the power to make my breath go shallow. The pedestrian pulse of its tight, teeming streets; the unexpected sweep of nouveau facades lifting off like birds’ wings; the myriad youthful faces, embarrassingly pretty in their Old World sophistication; the dry African winds pulling into this tidy, voluptuous corner of the Mediterranean; the elegant [&hellip
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Hillary Clinton Loves New York

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Okay, I give in: Hillary Clinton‘s astoundingly selfish New York Senate run is Topic A this week. Since many readers keep track of my political wagers—I’ve been on a losing streak since ’94—let me assure them that I’ve already mailed a check for $100 to Chris Caldwell at The Weekly Standard, a deserved comeuppance for predicting just weeks ago that [&hellip
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William F. Buckley, Jr. on Hillary, McCarthy & God (With Guest Interviewer Peggy Noonan)

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

William F. Buckley Jr. Q&A by Russ Smith, John Strausbaugh & Peggy Noonan   It’s not his first book on McCarthy: that would be McCarthy and His Enemies from 1954. The Redhunter combines public record and personal knowledge: As a young conservative from Yale, Buckley knew McCarthy and supported his efforts. The novel tells McCarthy’s life, beginning with his [&hellip
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