Hey, hey LBJ!

Hey, hey LBJ!

A thought for progressive Bush haters: You’ve already suffered through the first term of the modern LBJ. Do you really want a Nixon?

The Michael Moore Strategy

My favorite professor at Columbia’s journalism school was a cantankerous middle-aged woman, formerly an editor at New York Newsday, who was fond of bellowing, “You think your mother loves you? Check

The future of 9/11

September 11, three years later. It seems like an eternity since the attacks, but for some it feels like just yesterday. The names of the lost were read aloud again

Not going gently

Is there anything Julian Barnes can’t do? One of Britain’s leading literary lights, Barnes is the author of nine novels (including Flaubert’s Parrot, a slightly metafictional meditation on the author of Madame

Earnest Plea for Quality Short Fiction

We, the foolish editors of Doublethink, are inviting short story submissions. No, this is not a joke or, worse yet, a contest. We’d simply like to broaden Doublethink’s lineup of

Rebels without a cause

Report from the Republican convention in New York: This election is more important than most, and the the battle lines are curiously drawn.

Dispatch: Generation Zip

It was 1999. Downtown Seattle had just been ravaged by WTO protesters. They smashed the windows at Starbucks, tore down advertisements, and suffered tear gas and plastic handcuffs. A respectable