To understand the philosophy of government that Dick Cheney brought to Washington over the past seven years, it is most instructive to see Frost/Nixon, with Frank Langella’s remarkable reanimation of Tricky Dick for a generation that never knew him. In Nixon’s famous conversation with David Frost, there came a moment when the old reprobate uttered Read More
It seems that the final days of the presidential campaign have made Erica Jong and her friends more than a little anxious.
A few days ago, Jong, the author and self-described feminist, gave an interview to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the choicest bits of which were brought to Read More
In an election year when the Republican Party and the president are unpopular, and Washington itself has become shorthand for things gone wrong, Representative Randy Kuhl of Rochester is falling back on his state legislature experience, and casting himself a folksy local.
"It's all been about local issues," said Kuhl campaign manager Justine Read More
Strictly in terms of the November election, it’s fair to liken Joe Biden to Dick Cheney, who was tapped to serve as George W. Bush’s running mate in 2000 in an effort to reassure voters who were made uneasy by Bush’s thin national security résumé.
The ploy worked for Bush: Cheney, a stern former Read More
THE DARK SIDE: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW THE WAR ON TERROR TURNED INTO A WAR ON AMERICAN IDEALS
By Jane Mayer
Doubleday, 392 pages, $27.50
In the autumn of 2000, I was visiting the United States and watched the televised debates with keen interest. Of the four men—two presidential candidates and Read More
Many of the candidates most frequently linked to Barack Obama’s running-mate search are presumably interested in the vice presidency for the leg up it provides for a future White House campaign. But some of the other names making the rounds suggest something quite different: the Dick Cheney model.
Mr. Cheney is only the second elected Read More
Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani are among the special guests headlining the New York State Republican Committee annual dinner, which is taking place at 6 p.m. next Thursday at the Sheraton in Midtown.
In a public statement announcing the event, State Chairman Joe Mondello said:
"We are particularly honored to have such a distinguished Read More
On the night of Wed. April 16, comedian Mo Rocca walked across the stage in the spacious auditorium at the Hilton Washington on Connecticut Avenue in Washington D.C. and thanked several hundred reporters, politicians, and celebrities for showing up at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner.
"I know that the White House Read More
Dick Cheney will be a featured guest at an April 21 fund-raising lunch for Vito Fossella, the city’s only Republican congressman, a sign that the national Republican Party is putting in a major effort to hold onto the seat.
Fossella represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The event is taking place at 740 Read More
This morning at 6am, Don Imus kicked off his new morning show on WABC. It didn’t take long for him to get back to old business.
"Not much has changed,’ said Mr. Imus, roughly thirty minutes into the program. "Dick Cheney is still a war criminal, Hillary Clinton is still Satan and I’m back Read More