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There’s a memorable episode of “Seinfeld” in which George invents a fake organization called the Human Fund, to fool coworkers into believing that a gift was made on their behalf to a seemingly worthwhile cause. In dreaming up an innocuous, patriotic-sounding name the writers might just as well have called it the American Future Fund. […]

Republican Jim Russell, a New York congressional candidate, is suing Pulitzer Prize-winning Journal News cartoonist Matt Davies and eight other journalists for $1 million each, claiming they “smeared his name” and undermined his candidacy in the press and on television: The lawsuit names Journal News columnist Phil Reisman, reporter Leah Rae and political cartoonist Matt […]

Republican Jim Russell, a New York congressional candidate, is suing Pulitzer Prize-winning Journal News cartoonist Matt Davies and eight other journalists for $1 million each, claiming they “smeared his name” and undermined his candidacy in the press and on television: The lawsuit names Journal News columnist Phil Reisman, reporter Leah Rae and political cartoonist Matt […]

Nobody questions Barack Obama’s talent as an effective orator — it’s more a question of what he says than how he says it.

This year’s New Hampshire autumn was strange. Until September’s final days it was hot and then there was a sudden downpour, an abrupt cooling…

The first encounter I had with what is now commonly known as a “birther” was right after the 2008 election. It was with one of my family members: “Obama wasn’t even born in this country,” she-who-will-remain-nameless proclaimed. “No, you’ve got it mixed up. McCain wasn’t born in this country,” I said. “He was born in […]

“Grandma,” said a young man when my mother answered her phone last week, “I’m in trouble.” He sounded like one of her grandsons. “Jerrod?” she said. “Yes, Grandma. We were fishing in Canada and didn’t know we were on an Indian reservation. Some mean-looking men said we broke the law. They’re taking us to a […]

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Who is that masked superhero zoooming across the country on treacherous adventures to save the Democratic damsel? It’s President Obama, in a desperate attempt to erase the midterm election enthusiasm gap. Two words: Good luck. We’re talking about a chasm that makes the Grand Canyon seem but a crack in […]

Theories abound about why, with so many tech tools at their disposal and so much time spent connected and tuned in, Americans seem to be losing touch with significant news and current events. We’re losing the Rub Off Effect. Just as ink used to rub off on the hands of newspaper readers – before the […]