- February 23, 2004
- Martha McCarthyism
Stewart is being tried not for her crimes (though crimes there may have been) but for who she is—rich, famous, and abusive to the help.
- February 16, 2004
- Circus Minimus
Hyped as a great public drama, the Martha Stewart trial was about as exciting as watching an accountant work. Then came Doug Faneuil—Candide in a suit.
- February 9, 2004
- Which Martha?
There’s the victim, and the schemer, the Connecticut white lady, and the career girl. So who is she? Tell us, and you’ll tell us who you are.
- February 2, 2004
- Us and Dem
Given a seemingly invincible opponent, winning isn’t the only thing for Dems. Rather, the candidates are fighting a battle for their party’s soul.
- January 19, 2004
- Right Timesman
David Brooks is the hothouse flower of the Times’ op-ed page—its token conservative. It’s a tough job, as he’s learning.
- January 12, 2004
- Lord in Vain
When Conrad Black became a press lord, then a real lord, his ambition seemed to be to leave the sullied world of business behind. Nice try.
- December 22, 2003
- Mean and Proud
Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter fight dirty. Al Franken fights dirty. So which side to join? Both are more interesting than the self-regard of the PBS center.
- December 15, 2003
- Reversal of Fortune
Call it the law of political gravity: What goes down (an economy, a president’s stature) must go up. So why are we always shocked when it happens?
- December 1, 2003
- The New Old Thing
Is the recent Net boom a real second coming or just a blip? Even the once-mighty new-media ruling class, back on top (sort of), isn’t pretending to know.
- November 24, 2003
- The Anti-Yuppies
Downwardly mobile chic is hot! Naked ambition is ugly! Success is passé! All true enough—but can the moralistic New Left win votes with this message?