Late Night: The Wild West

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:00 pm

I’ve made a few bad calls in my time, like when I told a client not to buy a place in the industrial, brewery-scented backwater that was soon to become the tony “Pearl District,” but by far the most consequential was my misreading of how Americans would react to George W. Bush’s launching the return of Frontier Justice. I know I wasn’t alone, because even the long-suffering Laura visibly grimaced the first time he trotted out “Dead or Alive,” but then something odd happened. We, the People, ate it up. With relish.


On Bradley Manning’s Guilt, Who Will Be Barack Obama’s John Mitchell?

By: Friday April 22, 2011 2:55 pm

Immediately upon reading Michael Whitney’s post about President Barack Obama’s statement to Logan Price about Bradley — “we are a nation of laws…. he broke the law!” — I was reminded of Richard Nixon’s statement about Charles Manson in the midst of his trial. . . .

Gone Fishin’

By: Sunday April 25, 2010 9:30 am

When ESPN did the empty-net story that Barack Obama planned to ban fishing, America reached a new level of ignorant media bloviating (pardon the redundancy).

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