Chinese Implicated in Agricultural Espionage Efforts. Chinese spies, wearing various crop costumes, steal thousands of plastic pumpkins filled with Halloween corn.

When the New York Times has a scoop, it is both scary and scary. Read this one about Chinese Implicated in Agricultural Espionage Efforts. Chinese spies, some disguised as raisins, others as... Read more »

Why I like John?

All reasons mentioned below still standing, here is the main reason I like John: Johnny Edwards did something usually reserved to God. JE exposed the consequences of prosecutorial mindless ambition: grandiose failure.... Read more »

Mitt Romney, Regular Guy: And Ready to Prove It

With Mitt Romney the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the battle for undecided voters with Barack Obama has begun, and nothing is more important to the Romney campaign than showing that their... Read more »

Caroline, Her Uncle Teddy, and Their Protégé

Like last time around, in 2008, Caroline Kennedy, JFK’s daughter, is reaching out to the electorate with emotional letters in support of Obama’s reelection. This is her current epistolary work: From: Caroline... Read more »

“An Ardent Believer”

“Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market.”  Barack Obama   “A politician should have three... Read more »

About a Man’s Chutzpah

Some have it, like it, and use it. Some don’t need to use it. There are those who don’t know how to use it, though consider training. Few, though their numbers have... Read more »

De Gustibus

America’s future is becoming Amy Winehouse’s.  SNL’s Seth Meyers would probably say, “Really?”. Really. With one caveat. We are not interested in leaving any mourners behind. The head of the French extreme... Read more »

The Day’s Long Journey into Night

Writing my dissertation, I learned that thoughtfulness and restrained judgment differentiate the light-hearted liberal of today from the angrier intellectual I once was. But, I am happy to notice that I can... Read more »

How the Incumbent Lion (Obama) Fought to Lose the Presidency to the Phantom Contender

I know Aesop’s fable is about a wise lion who, tickled at the idea of a mouse helping him, let the mouse escape his hungry roar. In exchange, when the lion found... Read more »

Storytelling à l’Ancienne

Oprah taped the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last week. I cannot claim that she helped me raise my children, or that she made my fortune. But she did help... Read more »