When Hillary Clinton is good on the Sunday talk shows, she is really, really good. But when she is bad, she’s atrocious. When she talks about policy, she will dazzle you. When her own ambitions are on the line, it’s time to reach for the sick bag.
Growing up, my life had a very simple pattern: Wake up, go to school, come home from school, pop a bag of microwavable popcorn and watch “American Gladiators” on the USA Network. Given that ritual, you can imagine my excitement when I learned “Gladiators” would be returning in an all-new […]
AMES, Iowa — Edith Wessel, an 80-year-old white-haired retired nurse, moved slowly up the aisle with her walker after listening to Hillary make her pitch.
With Republicans deeply dissatisfied with their presidential candidates they have turned to chicanery to try to steal the 2008 election. This time, they have recruited surrogates on the Religious Right to place a constitutional amendment banning gay unions on the ballot. Although they deny their intentions are politically motivated, it […]
The 2008 presidential election has fundamentally shifted, but it hasn’t been because of events in Iowa and New Hampshire. It’s because of events everywhere else.
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
Off and on, I’ve been waiting over 30 years for a chance to see Eartha Kitt live. I wanted to, but my schedule wouldn’t permit me to make it over to the Carlyle Hotel in New York when she was a regular there a few years back. Then, when she […]
Rochester, N.H. — About six months ago, I was having lunch with a political consultant and we were having a smart-alecky conversation about the presidential race. All of sudden, my friend interrupted the flow of gossip and said: “You know, there’s really only one great man running for president this […]
Some elections are defined by the gap between the rich and the poor. Others are defined by the gap between the left and the right. But this election will be shaped by the gap within individual voters themselves — the gap between their private optimism and their public gloom.
It pains me to say this, but this time Alan Greenspan is right about housing.