The moral values voter

It’s been nearly a month, and everyone else has dissected Election 2004. But since I called it on election eve, I’m going to take my own belated turn. The exit polls

Can we move on now?

An open letter to Democrats: “It just occurs to me that you really don’t understand how much we have in common. Can we have a fresh start? I’d like to introduce myself to you: I’m a Republican voter.”

A painful loss

A painful loss

Pity the pain of the left. They are twice stung, both by the bitter pain of a lost election and by the great pangs of irony that come from the

Year of the documentary?

So Michael Moore didn’t unseat George W. Bush. The director had said that the explicit aim of Fahrenheit 9/11, his documentary focusing on the Iraq war, was to defeat the president.

Seven big questions for a great nation

The 2004 elections on the one hand changed everything–there is now a clear majority party with a mandate for bold change. On the other hand, the same basic questions about

Book Review: “Checkpoint” by  Nicholson Baker

Although it is, by Baker’s usual standards, a middling production, Checkpoint did occasion something of a second-order news event as critics and commentators from across the notional left-right spectrum rose to condemn it for immorality, bad taste, or both.

The Sex and the City voter

This year, the Bush and Kerry campaigns joined the media and various women’s groups throughout this election to chase a hot new voter, the unmarried woman. Dubbed the “Sex and

Anyone but anyone but Bush

At first, Kerry supporters were giddy as Election Day started. Exit polls were in Kerry’s favor, long lines were reported at election stations across the country, and the last few