The Last Critic
For all his talk about transparency and access, President Obama harbors a shattering secret-well, shattering to some people. It was blown wide open months before the election that made him president, and it recently surfaced again. Most of you have heard by now that Mr. Obama is gay. His favorite sexual partner is his Read More
During his days in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton would have been an unlikely poster-child for healthy heart habits.
But earlier today, the reformed donut-hound and fast-foodie-in chief trekked up to the airy reaches of Washington Heights to deliver a talk on cardiac health — and to help celebrate the groundbreaking for Read More
Eve Kessler had a busy night at the dinner of the Orthodox Union.
She wonders, first of all, why Bill Weld wasn’t there when John Faso was. (“Is William Weld running for governor of New York? It seems like he turns down a lot of good opportunities to do retail politics.”)
And don’t Read More
In December, 2003, Hillary told the Council on Foreign Relations, “I stand by the vote to provide the authority” to go to war.
In the message she emailed out to supporters, widely reported today, she wrote: “I take responsibility for my vote.”
You take responsibility for mistakes. And unless she’s reminding us that Read More
Apprehended again in dubious ethical circumstances, Bill Frist has assured the nation that he is faultless. Although he is suddenly under suspicion of insider trading for dumping his stock in Hospital Corporation of America, the Senate Majority Leader predicts that he will be vindicated when probes by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Read More
As of this week, the New York Times is operating under a new stylebook rule: “Dr.” is for doctors who are doctoring–not philosophizing, and certainly not running the Senate.
Dr. should be used in all references for physicians or dentists whose practice is their primary current occupation, or who work in a closely related field, Read More
Next Sunday, Bill Frist will illustrate the threat posed to traditional American values by the combined forces of the Republican Party leadership and religious fundamentalism. By lending the prestige of his office to a telecast from a Kentucky Baptist church that will mobilize “people of faith” behind his effort to outlaw the filibuster, the Senate Read More
Forget Bush-Cheney ’04. For Republicans with their eyes on the future, the main event at the Republican National Convention is Fratricide ’08.
With a mixture of concern and delight, Republicans are looking ahead to the struggle for succession in a party whose identity crisis has escalated even as its grip on the government has tightened. Read More
When Bill Frist replaced the disgraced Trent Lott as the Senate majority leader last year, it seemed obvious that he possessed scant qualifications for the post. He had served only a single term in the Senate, without any great distinction. He had never even voted before he decided to run for the Senate, backed by Read More