George W. Bush has been accused, in the words of his former anti-terrorism czar, of doing “a terrible job” of fighting terrorism-distracted by what Richard Clarke called a misadventure in Iraq and a feckless defense of the homeland. But Mr. Bush has done a fine task of fighting Mr. Clarke himself, the pistol-packing, media-savvy, double-breasted Read More
During the hollow hours after the death in Iraq of Michael Kelly, a Boston reporter got through to me and suggested that the key to Kelly’s editorial success at The Atlantic was his parallel role as a journalist. I asked the reporter to explain. He wondered if what distinguished Kelly’s leadership was his ability to Read More
By Michael Crowley 3/17/03 12:00am
Sam Donaldson is long gone from the White House beat, but as he watched President George W. Bush’s prime-time press conference on Thursday, March 6, the wild-browed shouter they nicknamed “Leather Lungs” itched. Mr. Donaldson-who, for all his booming caricature, didn’t hesitate to ask Ronald Reagan about Iran-contra or Bill Clinton about Juanita Broaddrick-winced as Read More
By Michael Crowley 4/23/01 12:00am
Mark Jackson leaned against his massive Ford Expedition on a recent afternoon outside the New York Knicks practice facility–a dismal, shadowy gym on a SUNY campus in Purchase. What team, the 36-year-old point guard and Brooklyn native was asked, do you fear most in the playoffs?
Mr. Jackson stared across the gym parking lot Read More