Author: James Kirchick

May 14,2008

Mr. Gannon Stays in Washington

Drop by the National Press Club on any given day and you’re likely to see the glistening bald pate of Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Guckert. The former White House correspondent...

Jul 19,2007

Ron Paul: Libertarian Bigot?

Is Ron Paul the savior of libertarians? That’s what many are claiming about the Texas Republican who ran on the Libertarian ticket for President in 1988. Andrew Sullivan, who styles...

Mar 28,2007

CoulterCampf

I learned long ago not to take Ann Coulter seriously. This understanding allows me to view her ritually screeching pronouncements (calling 9/11 wives “harpies,” Arabs “camel jockeys,” etc.), as what...

Feb 04,2007

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...

Nov 27,2006

Allen agonistes

Virginia Senator George Allen’s loss earlier this month to Jim Webb was more than just a win for the Democratic Party, which needed Allen’s seat to gain a majority in...