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Kurt Andersen

December 4, 2006 | The Imperial City
The Lou Dobbs Factor

Fox is shrinking, while CNN has found a new way to lure viewers—by Foxifying itself. And Dobbs’s America won’t be ignored.

November 13, 2006 | The Imperial City
Oh, the Humility

We are now faced with an almost oxymoronic national challenge: to be a humble superpower—just as Bush suggested back in 2000.

October 30, 2006 | The Imperial City
Vanity Kills

Whether or not the L.A. Times gets rescued by Geffen, it needs to take a good, long look at who its readers really are. One hint: Not us.

October 16, 2006 | The Imperial City
Rape, Justice, and the ‘Times’

“I’ve never felt so ill,” says one reporter about the paper’s coverage of the Duke lacrosse-team case. Luckily, a blogger’s on the story, too.

October 2, 2006 | The Imperial City
The End of the World As They Know It

What do Christian millenarians, jihadists, Ivy League professors, and baby-boomers have in common? They’re all hot for the apocalypse.

September 18, 2006 | The Imperial City
Happyish Days Are Here Again

Democrats are gleeful about their November prospects, but they should be wary of winning the battle at the cost of the war.

September 11, 2006 | The Imperial City
Humor Is the New Gravitas

What makes Katie Couric’s ascension to evening anchor significant is not that she’s a woman—it’s that she’s funny (and a woman).

August 7, 2006 | The Imperial City
Truly Inconvenient Truths

What we’re loath to talk about when we talk about Israel and Lebanon.

July 24, 2006 | The Imperial City
The Gay-Wedding Present

Don’t call off the caterer just yet: New York’s same-sex-marriage court defeat is a gift in disguise.

June 26, 2006 | The Imperial City
Surrender the Pink!

Arthur Carter is on the verge of selling his salmon-colored paper to Robert De Niro’s Tribeca gang. And Mr. Chips–ish editor Peter Kaplan thinks it’s peachy.