I’m sorry to say this, but I’ve had it with meaningless public apologies.
The latest, as you may have read (forgive me if I’m telling you something you already know), comes from Connecticut’s largest daily newspaper, the Hartford Courant . The Courant has apologized for running advertisements offering a $5 reward for the return Read More
I committed an act of civil disobedience the other day. I spat in public, an unlawful act.
Look, I’m not proud of this. I have a slight cold, you see, and I’m pretty congested, and, well, sometimes you just have to evacuate the old throat and nasal passages. But because I had just finished reading Read More
The whirlwind of Patrick Dorismond blows on, tossing dominions and powers like so many palm fronds.
Hillary Clinton goes to the Senate. That seems plain enough. Mayor Giuliani has been running a campaign modeled on his three runs for Mayor-a standard New York Republican effort, but several degrees to the left. The single-issue pro-life Read More
Since the March 16 shooting of Patrick Dorismond, the Haitian-born security guard who was killed in a Midtown scuffle with police officers, criticism has been heaped upon nearly anybody who has offered an opinion on the subject, from Mayor Giuliani to Police Commissioner Howard Safir to Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Read More
One would not have thought that the Rev. Al Sharpton could command an entire wing of the Democratic Party. But that is what Bruce Teitelbaum, Mayor Giuliani’s campaign manager, would have us believe. This claim could be dismissed as so much extravagant campaign rhetoric, except that Mr. Teitelbaum included in the Sharpton wing such unlikely Read More
John Loud, a veteran Irish cop, sauntered out of a store in Harlem recently and found that his shabby Ford Taurus had been hemmed against the curb by a double-parked police car. The officers who left the car there were nowhere to be found.
“You see this?” Mr. Loud said. “If I lived up here Read More
Since he successfully wrested the mayoralty from David Dinkins in 1993, Rudolph Giuliani has counted on the support of traditionally liberal Democrats who exchanged ideology for peace of mind and quality of life. Mr. Giuliani has lived up to his end of the bargain, with crime down and the city’s economy booming. But now, as Read More