THE FRACTURED SELVES OF BILL AYERS

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Bill Ayers is a has-been terrorist, a man with a fractured sense of self who’s associated with hundreds of do-gooders, such as Sen. Barack Obama. For my book, Family Circle, the Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left, I spent 10 years interviewing ex-terrorists and poring over FBI reports, as well as Ayers press releases [&hellip
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START A TREND OF THE MOST NEEDED KIND

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“Dewing Things Better” is the name of this column, in case you don’t remember or notice (the font is pretty small, dear editor). Anyway, we all need reminding, “even more than being informed,” advised wise man Dr. Samuel Johnson. Both are essential, “but to be more informed, read more than one newspaper,” I was told [&hellip
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THE ECONOMIES OF MARRIAGE

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“Well, now the divorces start.” I overheard that little gem as I passed a woman on the street, right after Lehman Brothers collapsed and people with their belongings in cardboard boxes became a familiar sight. What she said to her friend made me feel sad. But the tone she used was what actually offended me. [&hellip
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NIKETOWN, NYC

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“Rumors of your hot Niketown run all over Amsterdam,” says the young Dutchman rushing past the giant orange swoosh in the megastore’s futuristic lobby on 57th Street, just east of Tiffany’s. Despite its fame in Amsterdam, my favorite retail playground is unknown to my neighbors over the age of 35; but, dear reader, you’re in [&hellip
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HERE COME THE RUSSIANS

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Why are literary meanderings called columns? They don’t support anything and, unlike the military, they don’t march. Now when the esteemed boss man Tom Allon discussed with me some years ago contents of these meanderings, he emphasized the local and community nature of the various publications in which they would appear. I heartily agreed, as [&hellip
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MCCAIN IS NOT QUITE ABEL

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I have been thinking about the possibility of Johnny McCain becoming president, and him being assassinated by the loony right-wing rapturers. He would (a) go straight to Heaven to say “I am sorry” to all the little Vietnamese children he dropped bombs on; and (b) his departure would facilitate the elevation of Sarah Palin to [&hellip
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