Author: Jacob Laksin

May 27,2009

Lonegan’s Charge

Steve Lonegan, the firebrand former mayor of Bogota, N.J., and current dark-horse gubernatorial candidate, is waiting in “the vault.” When he first suggested this as the location for our interview,...

Dec 09,2008

The Controversialist

For someone who inadvertently triggered a clash of civilizations, Flemming Rose doesn’t look much like a provocateur. With his salt-and-pepper hair, college sweatshirt, and jeans over sneakers, the cultural editor...

Aug 07,2008

A Time to Kill?

A recent Wall Street Journal dispatch from Afghanistan quoted an Army captain on the sensitive subject of killing. He had, it seems, recently gunned down the Taliban fighter responsible for...