A study by public-health researchers at Johns Hopkins says that estimates of deaths in Iraq since we did that nation the great service of bringing them democracy are way low, that the likelihood is 600,000 have died. Though they say the number could be as low as 400,000 and as high as 800,000.
The study Read More
I am a Yankee hater (I grew up in Baltimore). My friend Dan Swanson is also a Yankee-hater, of the Chicago White Sox variety. I polled him on his feelings following the Yankees sweep of the world champions this past weekend in the Bronx:
I don’t worry about it. I barely paid it any attention. Read More
Commenter Rowan Berkeley has accused me of “Jewish Orientalism.” It’s not the first time; my friend Dan Swanson (author James North) has accused me of orientalism on a number of occasions. What do I cop to:
I think there’s a clash of cultures. Western culture (which I believe is based on Judaeo-Christian teachings) Read More
I heard the Yankee fans booing Randy Johnson yesterday, something The Times today did not mention. It makes you wonder whether the combination of New York’s unique fanbase (a lot of jerks), the in-your-face media, and Johnson’s own doubts about his quadragenarian talents won’t result in a meltdown.
Yankee-haters like myself (Baltimore Read More