Chatting With Hank Sheinkopf at Broadway and 98th

March 9, 2008

Tonight on the Upper West Side, while waiting for traffic to pass before crossing the street, I spotted Hank Sheinkopf, a regular commentator on CNN and other networks. He was so nice I was momentarily nostalgic for my firmly Democratic days...

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The Cyber-smear Backfires … but What About Legitimate Questions?

February 27, 2008

Following the appearance yesterday on the Drudge Report of a photograph of Barack Obama in traditional Somali dress (some lame brained attempt, it would appear, to smear him by associating him with things Muslim), Obama seems to have...

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Michelle Obama’s Got Nerve

February 22, 2008

…in both the positive and negative sense. On the one hand, she’s no Stepford Wife (one thinks of Ann Romney. The only words I heard out of that woman’s mouth during her months with Mitt on the campaign trail were the strikingly original,...

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MSM Dumps its Sweetheart

February 14, 2008

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it appears Barack Obama has replaced Senator John McCain as the darling of the MSM. My friend Rick recently directed me to the February 11 edition of Newsweek, which features a big story on McCain’s...

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Bill Clinton as You’ve Never Seen Him Before

February 9, 2008

This tour de force is brought to you with panache by the First Lady of politically conservative comedy.

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Romney Bows Out

February 7, 2008


I would have preferred he stay in the race, as it looks like now, over the next four to eight years, no terrorist kingpins are going to get the waterboarding they deserve. Also, other things being equal, I would have preferred looking at this...

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A Historic Moment … to Jump on the Bandwagon

February 5, 2008

Interesting the way the Kennedy clan waited until Barack Obama had won a few primaries to decide he was JFK reincarnated. Not only did Caroline and Uncle Ted weigh in just this past week, but on Sunday cousin Maria Shriver leapt on stage with Oprah,...

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They All Follow the Crowd, Man

January 30, 2008

Okay, so Rudy came in third in the Florida Republican primary. And McCain, who won, is a good guy. And Rudy chose to opt out of competing seriously in the early primaries like Iowa and New Hampshire – his decision, and obviously a bad one. But...

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Rudy at The Rascal House This Morning in Miami

January 29, 2008

Just returned from the historic Miami Beach deli where Rudy Giuliani made a stop to greet supporters this morning. At about 8:15, Rudy showed up, talked with patrons, went into the kitchen to greet the cooks and other staff, signed baseballs...

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Words from a Retired NYC Firefighter: What New York Was Like Pre-Rudy

January 28, 2008

On September 11, when most of us, including even our President (and I say this not to pick on him, but to acknowledge the reality) were simply shellshocked, Rudy sprang into action, demonstrating courage, competence, and great moral clarity in...

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