Having provoked Rush Limbaugh to come to the defense of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan last week, I’m now thinking that perhaps I should ask Condoleezza Rice to appoint me her Middle East envoy.
If Mr. Limbaugh and Ms. Sheehan can be brought together, after all, delivering peace to the world’s most bitterly divided region Read More
Jennifer Siegel in The Forward has been doing excellent reporting on the extent to which Republicans are fighting the Democratic Party for Jewish votes by questioning the Dems’ support for Israel. This theme is alive in our partisan politics right now: Joe Lieberman left the Democrats in part because of the issue and Read More
Jonathan Tasini pulled out the Cindy Sheehan card, using the anti-war mom to record a new radio for his campaign.
“My son was killed in this immoral war. New Yorkers deserve a debate about Hillary Clinton’s role in supporting the war and occupation. She should stop dodging the Democratic debate.”
I wonder if Sheehan’s Read More
Tomorrow is the day everyone has been waiting for: the beginning of petitioning season!
Jonathan Tasini kicks off petitioning with Cindy Sheehan in Union Square at 8:30 am.
Sean Patrick Maloney kicks off his petition drive for Attorney General in Chelsea at 8 am.
Charlie King will petition for Read More
The New York Sun reports that Weld is likely to pick up the Libertarian party nomination at its Albany convention this weekend.
This befuddles our rather unsophisticated understanding of third-party mechanics in New York State.
What does Weld get out of it, besides an association that can become a campaign issue?
Mr. Weld Read More
On the third anniversary of the beginning of the current Iraq war—or, as it was known in Manhattan, Monday night—a number of musicians held a “Bring ’Em Home Now” benefit concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Moby was sound-checking. “Anybody that comes that’s with the artist—don’t make them wait,” said a coordinator named Josh, Read More
Well, that challenge to Hillary from the left has materialized. Cindy Sheehan said “no,” but she’s endorsed one Jonathan Tasini, a labor guy whose name will be familiar to freelance journalists and New York Times lawyers* and not many other people.
His challenge is based first on the charge that Hillary Read More
After Mike’s less-than-totally-clear position on the Iraq war emerged more clearly as a campaign issue yesterday, a Bloomberg aide emailed over some remarks of his from August which, while still not totally clear, give a somewhat fuller picture of what he thinks.
He doesn’t, exactly, say this, but as I read the remarks he’s in Read More
Jerry Nachman, the late newsman, used to tell his anchorpersons to show “contempt for the camera.” Would that someone had told Cindy Sheehan. Primitive peoples who refused to be photographed because they feared that the black box would take their souls were more right than the Western ethnographers who crouched behind it knew. Most Augusts, Read More