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May. 13th, 2008

NYT Column- 5/13/08- The Nueral Buddhists

Published: May 13, 2008

In 1996, Tom Wolfe wrote a brilliant essay called “Sorry, but Your Soul Just Died,” in which he captured the militant materialism of some modern scientists.

NYT Column- 5/13/08- Here Come the Millenials

Published: May 13, 2008

An important aspect of the presidential race so far has been the generational divide, with Barack Obama doing very well with younger voters and Hillary Clinton drawing strong support from those who are older. A similar split can be expected in a general election race between Senator Obama and John McCain.

May. 12th, 2008

NYT Column- 5/12/08-The Jewish State at 60

Published: May 12, 2008

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. There have already been many birthday greetings, some heartfelt, some perfunctory, along with numerous reflections on the meaning of the occasion, some profound, some commonplace. For me, however, a discordant voice broke through.

NYT Column- 5/12/08- The Oil Nonbubble

Published: May 12, 2008

“The Oil Bubble: Set to Burst?” That was the headline of an October 2004 article in National Review, which argued that oil prices, then $50 a barrel, would soon collapse.

May. 11th, 2008

NYT Column- 5/11/08- Party Like It's 2008

Published: May 11, 2008

ANOTHER weekly do-or-die primary battle, another round of wildly predicted “game changers” that collapsed in the locker room.


NYT Column- 5/11/08- Is She a Trojan Rabbit?

Published: May 11, 2008


NYT Column- 5/11/08- Saving the World in Study Hall

Published: May 11, 2008

Teenagers are supposed to be sullen and self-absorbed, but Rachel S. Rosenfeld never got the memo.


May. 10th, 2008

NYT Column- 5/10/08- Seeds of Destruction

Published: May 10, 2008

The Clintons have never understood how to exit the stage gracefully.

NYT Column- 5/10/08- Mother's Day Scandal

Published: May 10, 2008

By now we voters are well-versed in how to respond when, say, your law-and-order governor turns out to be a primo patron of the Emperor’s Club V.I.P. Escort Service. But the bar moves ever upward, and this week, New Yorkers are trying to figure out the proper reaction to news that a veteran local congressman, Vito Fossella, is the proud paterfamilias of both a household in Staten Island (wife, three children) and a love nest with mistress and child in Virginia.

May. 9th, 2008

NYT Column- 5/9/08- Thinking About November

Published: May 9, 2008

The fight for the Democratic nomination seems to be winding down. It’s not completely over, but the odds now overwhelmingly favor Barack Obama.

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