Cloning conundrum

The Right has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde complex about artificial human cloning. Mild-mannered social conservatives fall over one another in disgust at the prospect while Libertarians seemingly stand

Lessons from a Cold Warrior

The first time I used the word disinformation in public, I got an immediate reaction from the audience: A woman said, “You mean, of course, misinformation.” Well, I disagreed. There

Wave of the Future

Old people have always been afraid of change, especially when it comes to technology. My dad, for instance, still refers to the family computer as “the machine.” The poor sap

Green Grinches

Green Grinches

Jim Carrey wasn’t the only Grinch to terrorize us this Christmas season. America’s holiday rituals were besieged by another sort of misanthrope – this one a little less furry, but

Cappuccino Conservatives

We always knew something was wrong, those of who had to endure liberal baby boomers preaching at us from the padded pulpits of tenured professorships. Xers like myself knew instinctively

Bush v. Media: The Big Game

A favorite game played by members of Washington’s chattering class is the following: 1) distort a conservative position beyond recognition, and 2) then take great glee in accusing conservatives of

Kink-y Paleocons?

Kink-y Paleocons?

It’s easy for a Republican to get an inferiority complex in Manhattan. When the guy at the desk beside you with the Nader poster is also a published poet who

Feminism’s Bitter Pill

The feminist movement has lost much of its credibility as of late. Who can forget Gloria Steinem and Patricia Ireland rushing to the defense of our misogynist president during the