The Times Sanitizes Clinton’s War

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

You would have thought it was V-J Day, the way The New York Times carried on last Friday in the wake of Milosevic’s capitulation to NATO force. “Milosevic Yields on NATO’s Key Terms” screamed the paper’s headline. “50,000 Allied Troops to Police Kosovo.” Then the subhed “Million Refugees Can Return”—just to reassure you that everything’s going to be just fine. [&hellip
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We Who Aren’t About to Die…

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

In One-Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse offered a handy metaphor for the ritual use of military power in the modern world. This was 1964, full-on Cold War, both the U.S. and Soviet Union bristling with nuclear missiles and racing each other to build more, and everyone living under the perceived threat that a nuclear holocaust could break out tomorrow. If you [&hellip
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The Duke Still Rules; Crime As a Career Track

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAÎTRE Duke of All  I’ve got some very bad news for media liberals: Even though it received little media attention, a recent Reuters/Zogby poll shows the Duke to be America’s favorite actor of the century. Yes, dear readers, John Wayne, always riding tall into the sunset, is more popular than those grimacing, foul-mouthed twitching midgets who pass as film stars [&hellip
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Hands Off the Bill of Rights, Leeza!

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

On her sub-Rosie talk show one morning last week, Leeza Gibbons and her guests were going on about youth violence and gun control when someone cited the Second Amendment. Well, Leeza plotzed. Forget the Second Amendment, Leeza huffed. Forget the Constitution altogether. It’s ancient history. It was written by a bunch of old men. Kids [&hellip
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Taki’s Glory Days as a Tennis Bum

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

LEMAITRE Game, Set, Paris Match Watching the French tennis championships on ESPN all last week sure brought back memories. There is nothing like Paris in May, especially when the sun is out, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no tournament that’s grander than Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams of tennis, and by far the hardest [&hellip
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I’m Not Homophobic, I’m Homo-Neurotic

Written by Jonathan Ames on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I was sitting at the counter at Des Moines Cafe reading, as I always do, the sports section of the New York Post. I was then joined by my new lovely friend, B, who is an accomplished and highly successful movie director—she has a Hollywood hit under her belt. But despite her success, she’s not at all pretentious in a [&hellip
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Gun Control Solves Nothing; PLUS Steve Brill, Maureen Dowd, John Gotti and Irving the Wolf

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

(Hey, Are Bombs Being Dropped Every Day in Yugoslavia?) More stringent laws on who can purchase guns in America? Fine by me, but don’t kid yourself that the largely symbolic legislation passed by the Senate last week will halt the rash of copycat teen shootings in high schools. And neither will the hypocritical cries of [&hellip
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Is The Ascent of Females The Decline of Males?

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

Lionel Tiger and Helen Fisher are both Rutgers anthropologists. Both have new books out. And both are pissing people off. Tiger’s book is called The Decline of Males (Golden Books/St. Martin’s, 323 pages, $23). Fisher’s might well be called The Ascent of Females, but she chose instead to update Simone de Beauvoir and call it The [&hellip
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