Politics & Policy

The Pope Is Still Catholic

Last week’s announcement of a new pope–made maddeningly more difficult by the fact that St. Peter’s Basilica was declared a “smoke-free zone” last year–was greeted worldwide with groans of disapproval ...
Politics & Policy

The-Wages-of-Sin Gap

My, but where does the time go. Here it is Equal Pay Day already and I still haven’t even taken down my decorations from last year’s Take Your Daughter To ...
Politics & Policy

Jimmy of Mayberry

As the mourning of Pope John Paul II gives way to the celebration of his life and times, the scattered members of an endangered species known as the Jimmy Carter ...
Politics & Policy

Bugged by Tom Delay

Tom DeLay is much in the news these days, even for a Majority Whip whose party’s ascendancy (here and abroad) is beginning to resemble a beautiful, freakish juggernaut. Since their ...
Politics & Policy

Gates Gate

So I’ve been to New York to see The Gates and here’s my verdict: They’re silly. And not the laugh-out-loud “Ministry of Silly Walks” kind of silly, I’m sorry to ...
Politics & Policy

Friends of Ronnie

After more than two months of intense mourning, Hollywood has begun to recover from President Bush’s reelection. The flag outside the Kaballah Center in Beverly Hills no longer flies ...