As we live in a world increasingly sensitized to injustice both real (plentiful) and imagined (also plentiful) one of the more interesting (at least for me) developments has been the uptick of incidents involving men whose progressive credentials are well established making the news with public utterances that have come to shake up their "good … Continue reading Damon, Maher, Cross: Adventures In Irony
In April of 1947 the owners of the Yankees and the Red Sox (Dan Topping and Tom Yawkey, respectively) spent a night getting lubricated at Toots Shor's, a then famous New York restaurant and bar. During the course of the evening Topping and Yawkey agreed to trade Ted Williams for Joe DiMaggio, effectively settling god … Continue reading Wiliams For DiMaggio: The Answer To Everything
I first started to think about this piece during the primaries, in late 2015. Listening to a friend (Jim) rail away on the tragicomic nature of a Trump candidacy I couldn't help but try to find an upside to what was, admittedly, the odd combination of amusement and anxiety that the thought of a possible … Continue reading Candy Cummings, Donald Trump: Closer Than You Think
The October 17th edition of the NY Post printed an article which will at some future point help us all to affix an exact date to the moment that civilization gave up on itself. Written by Jane Ridley and entitled " H'WEEN IN A PC PANIC" said article detailed the self flagellation of Sachi Feris, … Continue reading The End of Days
We have now, as a culture, reached a place where words in common usage have undergone an Orwellian transmutation. I realize that this is not a new phenomenon and that what I'm going to write about is not revelatory, but I thought that in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season I would try to … Continue reading Intolerant Me
A while back I was having dinner with a friend and the subject of hate crime legislation came up. My friend, Danny, was surprised to find that I was not in favor of it. When he expressed his skepticism regarding my stance I asked him if he was in favor of gay people serving in … Continue reading Hate Crime Legislation: Criminal Minds?
Since last November I've had more than a few people attempt to explain the election to me in terms remarkably unflattering to Trump supporters. These moments have been, in no particular ratio, confusing, amusing and enraging. It's also been a persistent reminder of the intractable nature of the polarizing populism we're suffering from as a … Continue reading Tyler Kepner: Trump’s Best Hope For 2020
On Tuesday November 7th New York City will be electing a chief executive. Offering an opinion that no functional adult could possibly be interested in, I'm endorsing Robert Liebowitz for the position. In the interest of full disclosure I must acknowledge that Bob has been a friend of mine for nearly thirty years. Until last … Continue reading Liebowitz For Mayor