Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street’s articulate champion of the Nu-New Left, Jesse LaGreca, finally made it to air this Sunday when he was invited on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Watch the Daily Kos writer made famous by his un-aired Fox News interview hold his own against the likes of George Will and Peggy Noonan. We’ve also transcribed Mr. LaGreca’s segment below for those of you at work without headphones.
Saul Bellow, celebrated American man of letters who died in 2005, had within him a hard conservative streak that only ripened with age. The apple, then, did not fall far from the tree: Adam Bellow, the son of the novelist who while an editor at HarperCollins assisted with books by the likes of Sarah Palin Read More
CHICAGO—Jon Favreau, Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter, said that if Obama wins tonight he will deliver an address that seizes the “first opportunity for most of the country and the world to look at him as bigger than a party and as a president” and emphasize a broad message of “reaching out” across traditional divisions.
Favreau, Read More
In his New York Times column today, William Kristol quotes The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan saying of the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, "In the end the Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics."
Ms. Noonan, of course, knows from vulgarity when it Read More
Whether they think Sarah Palin or Joe Biden "won" last night’s vice presidential debate, pundits and critics are in agreement about one thing: Governor Palin’s wink was really important.
As Governor Palin told ABC News’ Charlie Gibson, "You can’t blink."
But she sure can wink.
Here are some takes on the gesture that Read More
Last night, Wall Street Journalist columnist and former presidential speech writer Peggy Noonan appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about the elections and plug her new book, Patriotic Grace.
About halfway through the interview, Mr. Stewart got off on a mini rant about why the candidates are Read More
A Huffington Post luncheon at the Nicollet Island Inn earlier today explored how "the new media are impacting the ’08 race." Hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the panel was conducted like a TV show, the hosts agreeing with each other and sometimes talking over the panelists, who included Tony Blankley, Huffington, Laura Ingraham, Read More
From somewhere beneath all the ostentatious breast-beating over poor Terri Schiavo, the unresolved contradictions of modern conservatism are beginning to emerge. Amid the sideshows and distractions, which now feature Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader as well as the Bush brothers and Randall Terry, embarrassing reality intrudes despite the powerful urge to ignore it.
That reality Read More
In our self-proclaimed headlong abandonment of the Age of Irony, we may be rushing into an Age of Paradox. Which in an inside-out, topsy-turvy way makes sense, if you think about it, since Irony carried to extremes ends up as Paradox, at least as this correspondent sees it.
For instance, while it’s generally assumed (and Read More
When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan , by Peggy Noonan. Viking, 338 pages, $24.95.
A bunch of old Reagan hands got together this spring, a couple of months into the new administration, and reminisced about their old boss, now 90 and lost to Alzheimer’s. They also took some shots at the new Read More