X is being defined

The grandiose argument that history was at an end appears to be at an end itself. The terror attacks of September 11th and the coming war with the Iraq settled

¿Quien es mas Latino?

Imagine my surprise upon learning that I might not be Hispanic. What if, all this time, I’d been eating a steady diet of fried-pork-based dishes for no good reason? Worse

Unions play, children pay

If the charges are true–and one accused conspirator already has pleaded guilty and promised to testify against the others–the leadership of the Washington Teachers Union hasn’t been looking out for

The pinstripe protester

With the marble statues of our nation’s heroes dusted with several inches of snow, Washington, D.C., was experiencing its coldest day in recent memory. Yet the elements did not deter

One last time: It's about the oil

As U.S. troops get ready to “shock and awe” Iraq, it’s important to take one last look at the Bush Administration’s motivations for a preemptive war. Oil is still high

Wrong way on the Segway

Every once in a while there will be a news story–usually an innocuous one that nobody pays attention to–that makes me think, “That’s it, that’s the paradigm for trouble.” Today’s

Dispatches from the front

Date: 3/16/2003 Subject: Musings Hello all, We’ve moved forward, inching ever closer to the Iraqi border. Like a runner at the starting block, poised in a stance of potential energy,

Greeks, Guatemalans, and the GOP

Last year the low-budget film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” netted $249 million at the domestic box office. According to Hollywood business analysts, an audience largely composed of people who