Playing for keeps

Playing for keeps

Tuesday night the police instructions boomed out over a megaphone as I stood outside with about 50 individuals for permission to pass through the security area. After receiving clearance we

Hot air at the D.C. city council

Last Wednesday, the D.C. City Council Public Works Committee held a public hearing on the proposed “Smoke-free Workplaces Act of 2003.” The bill, as introduced by city council members Adrian

Copy music, destroy civilization

I “google” myself occasionally. That is, I enter my own name into the popular Internet search engine, perhaps on a monthly basis, to see if I’m becoming a famous writer

Fantasizing the fabulist

There isn’t much interesting to say about Steven Glass that hasn’t already been said. Every article–and there have been many this year since the publication of his roman à clef, The

The EU’s China syndrome

With the successful return to Earth of its first “taikonaut,” all the world’s eyes seem to be on China. Called the “sleeping giant” in many circles, China has long been

Iowans gone wild

Iowans gone wild

A report from the Democratic primary race in Iowa featuring John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, and rainbow farms as far as the eye can see.

The good soldier

The good soldier

Good conservatives ask themselves, why has President Bush never vetoed a spending bill? Why is getting tough with appropriators and Washington lobbies so much harder for the White House than taking on terrorists? How much longer can we spend like this? They are good questions.

Capital or state?

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you’re familiar with inscription on license plates of D.C. residents’ cars: “Taxation Without Representation.” D.C. residents are taxed like anybody else in