Earlier today, William Kristol was sitting alone by the entrance of Michael’s checking his Blackberry. Mr. Kristol was there at the behest of the Independent Film Channel to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Arianna Huffington (and featuring Pete Hamill, Chrisopher Buckley, and Mr. Kristol) to help promote The IFC Media Project, Read More
Hey, look who’s back! America’s old friend, Patio Man. In his New York Times column today, David Brooks offers "Patio Man Revisited," a little check-in with his archetypal (white) suburban everyman whom he introduced to readers in a 2002 two-part story in The Weekly Standard.
Back then—when President Bush’s Read More
It was not too long ago that conservatives were salivating about the prospect of running against Barack Obama. They were certain he could easily be painted as a tax-and-spend liberal and that a right-of-center economic message presented by an non-doctrinaire Republican might be just what their party needed to pull off an upset. But then Read More
A new Weekly Standard profile of Roger Stone has a suggestive nugget implying that he is still playing a quietly active role in a broad-based anti-Spitzer coalition:
From the story: Stone walks everywhere, abhorring cabs because they have lousy air conditioning and "sweating through a suit–that is the worst thing in the Read More
Last week, New Republic editor Franklin Foer released a statement detailing the results of an internal investigation of columns written by Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, who is stationed in Iraq.
Under the name Scott Thomas, three columns offered harrowing accounts of the experiences (and degraded morals) of troops. Scenes include an Iraqi boy whose tongue Read More
New Republic editor Franklin Foer tells The New York Times today that the magazine is investigating articles written under the pen name Scott Thomas and billed as the magazine's "Baghdad Diarist."
Three articles have been attributed to Thomas in the magazine since February, describing gruesome events in Iraq from the point of view Read More
For the first time in more than 40 years, a Catholic politician is about to be nominated for President on a major-party ticket. He’s a Democrat, of course, since the Republicans still haven’t gotten around to nominating anyone who isn’t a white Protestant male.
Yet if modernity, despite all its blinding speed, has not Read More
In May of this year, The New York Times was in full meltdown over the Jayson Blair scandal. By June, executive editor Howell Raines and managing editor Gerald Boyd had been pushed out and a new executive editor, longtime Times man Bill Keller, was given a mission to smack some good old boring news sense Read More
“It’s a small world,” said William Kristol, editor in chief of The Weekly Standard , describing the intertwined world of the neoconservatives. And indeed it is, at least to Mr. Kristol: His father is the legendary New York intellectual Irving Kristol, who is widely considered to be the founder of neoconservatism, and Mr. Kristol now Read More
Like an earthquake or explosion that tears away the façade of man-made structures, the fall of Enron has peeled off cosmetic surfaces to expose what is rotten within certain privileged professions that are supposed to protect the public. By now, no one is shocked to hear that there are crooked politicians and corporate managers, enabled Read More