In the fall of 2002, during the run up to the war in Iraq, Oprah Winfrey devoted a portion of one of her shows to answering a pressing international question. Do the Iraqi people want America to liberate them from Saddam Hussein?
Ms. Winfrey posed the question to Entifadh Qanbar, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Read More
At 6:45:25 p.m. on Nov. 7, a grandfatherly Brit Hume, the lead anchor of the Fox News Channel’s “You Decide 2006” midterm-election coverage, raised his hand, Moses-like, to silence a rant from William Kristol.
“It’s a Democratic year,” concluded Mr. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard and one member of the Fox “All-Star Panel.” Read More
It was only a matter of time before the people who go to Disneyland/World would want to live there. Our housing industry, nothing if not accommodative to customer tastes, has obliged. Springing up on what had been pastureland a few years ago are early-20th-century downtowns—replicas of the past, but without the dirt crime and grit Read More
In two weeks, Doubleday will ship copies of The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine, a book about Republican corruption and the Jack Abramoff scandal. Doubleday editor-at-large Adam Bellow came up with the idea shortly after the Presidential election in 2004. After selling his boss—William Thomas, the editor in chief Read More
During the Terror War, Jew-hating floated to the surface like a dead fish. Anti-war demonstrators in France waved signs that read “Vive Chirac. Stop the Jews.” It was the fashion to blame such outbursts on France’s large North African immigrant population, yet it’s not fair to scold poor Algerians when a French diplomat called Israel Read More
I’ve heard all the explanations-no education, no prospects, only the color of your skin to console you, rage from childhood disappointments, rage at being unable to buy or lease that Lexus spinning out of the wicked primal soup on your TV, energy but no place to go, loneliness as vast and cold as the tundras Read More