Harvard’s Madame President, Fit to Season

In the May-June 2003 issue of Harvard magazine, Drew Gilpin Faust wrote an article titled “Living History,” detailing her personal investigation into a letter she wrote to President Eisenhower as a nine-year-old

Ban Lawmaking, Not Spanking

Congress has been out of session for a week, and I feel better already. It doesn’t matter which party is in power — late at night, when I stroll home

Haiku Brew: Presidential Surge Edition

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES 1.) What does he stand for? Maybe just a pretty face But he’s bright and clean. 2.) Like Hillarycare? She’s “Chavez in a pantsuit.” Your business is next.

Haiku Brew: Astronauts and Leaks

Have my wig, my love, My plan, a full tank of gas. Now for the diapers. — AEM Lady astronaut Drives to Florida, diapered Pooping all the way Scooter Libby’s

Inequality Builds Character

Everywhere you turn, people are talking about income inequality. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has turned into a one-trick pony, fretting about “the rise of a narrow oligarchy” twice each

Philly Rolls Up the Blunt

Philadelphia misses a heaping dose of irony when the city orders retail stores to remove all Phillie blunts and other “drug paraphernalia” from their shelves.

Loonies No Longer

In the United Kingdom, with the Conservative Party forsaking principle for pragmatism under the so-called leadership of David Cameron, more and more Tories are voting with their feet and defecting to the U.K. Independence Party.

Open Access or Peer-Review?

Last spring, Senate busybody Joseph Lieberman and Sen. John Cornyn introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006. Most of us instinctively cringe over any suggestions Sen. Lieberman makes

Gay Marriage and Democracy

On January 3rd, the Massachusetts Legislature — convened in a joint session of its House and Senate known as a Constitutional Convention — voted 62 to 134 to place an