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Mugger: A Rejection of Obama Could Bring Riots or Worsenew

If Obama loses (unlikely, but not out of the question), especially by a small margin, there’s sure to be a firestorm from the Left that will make the Florida recount of 2000 seem like a student-council election.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  07-17-2008  |  Commentary

Don't Bet Against Rupert Murdoch's Success with 'The Wall Street Journal'new

The real question in the "war" between the Times Co. and Dow Jones is which entity is better equipped in the next decade to both make money and publish, in whatever form, a quality product. My money is on the Murdoch family.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  06-26-2008  |  Media

Why the Fuss Over a Dying 76-year-old Senator?new

Pardon the following lapse of manners, for it's rather unseemly to write or speak critically of the terminally ill, but the outpouring of media and political grief following Senator Ted Kennedy's diagnosis of brain cancer has me in a real stew.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  06-05-2008  |  Commentary

Why Does the Blogosphere Hate Bush?new

Bush will not be regarded as a top-tier president by historians -- although the verdict, I believe, won't be as severe as is currently bandied about. After all, he'll ultimately compared to the likes of James Buchanan, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  05-29-2008  |  Commentary

How Bill Clinton Became Political Baggagenew

Even Clinton's fans don't like the phony, second-rate version of the former president now on display.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  05-08-2008  |  Commentary

The Democrats' Historical Blindnessnew

Dems who forget the past are condemned to keep forgetting it.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  05-01-2008  |  Commentary

The Green Ladynew

With a brutal recession looming, what's with the New York Times' odd obsession with overpriced clothes?
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  04-03-2008  |  Media


Can Barack ever measure up to Jack? We ponder the endless Kennedy comparisons.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  03-27-2008  |  Commentary

A Mid-Campaign Review of the Bozos on the Busnew

Surveying the deluge of atrocious media coverage of this year's presidential contest, it's difficult to winnow down the most egregious offenders.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  03-20-2008  |  Media

One Nation, Under vanden Heuvelnew

I kinda like the little liberal weekly. What's up with that?
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  02-28-2008  |  Media

The Baracklashnew

The intelligentsia starts to notice that Obama isn't everything they'd hoped for.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  02-21-2008  |  Commentary

The Romney Cursenew

I think it's friggin' great that he doesn't swear.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  02-14-2008  |  Commentary

The Trouble with Billnew

Never mind Hillary. It's the thought of Bill Clinton back in Washington that makes me sick.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  01-31-2008  |  Commentary

Harper's Bizarrenew

Challenging Ursula Le Guin's essay that claims Americans don't read anymore.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  01-24-2008  |  Books

Roger, Over and Outnew

The great Yankee pitcher has been unfairly maligned by the morality brigade.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  12-27-2007  |  Sports

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