Saakashvili’s Masseuse

Is this a hoax? Because if it’s not, I’m at a loss for words. This is Mikheil Saakashvili’s masseuse, posing with the president: She’s a real piece of work, this

My classmate on the Daily Show

Seriously. My friend Craig Mullaney, whom I met in grad school almost ten years ago, is the author of a new book about his experiences at West Point, Oxford and

Thank you, New York Times

I’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Yesterday’s front-page story about Obama’s health care plans is a remarkable vindication of what McCain was saying about healthcare last fall.

Thank you, David Gregory

Yes, this is the second post in a row to pick on Christina Romer, head of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. But this exchange was too good to pass

Music and Meritocracy

At about the same time that news of the Rod Blagojevich scandal broke in Illinois, a similar scandal of sorts was playing out in the rarified world of classical music.

Ron Silver, 1946-2009

J-Pod crafts a fine obit for the character actor here; I only met the man one time, but in my limited experience I can assure you that he was in