"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
One last look at McCain:"Still the old combat pilot battles on," the editor of the American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., writes, "and frankly I am in his corner...Call me a contrarian if you will, but the gloomy media mood shrouding the McCain candidacy is a reflection of the unseriousness inherent in the presidential campaign at this point in the news cycle. By historic standards McCain is perfectly acceptable as a presidential candidate. His presence in the Oval Office would be no surprise to Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan. The Democratic front runners' would..."
"The Bluest State": A new book by Jonathan Keller, political analyst at Boston's WBZ-TV, "contends that baby boom politicians and voters in Massachusetts have deeply damaged the political culture in the state, standing as a warning to voters nationwide of generational and ideological excesses," Seth Gitell writes in the NY Sun. "For Mr. Keller, Massachusetts is both the Petri dish of hot house liberalism and the locale from which its antidote can spring."
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Kari Jenson Gold: Blame it on W:"[If] my local grocery store runs out of duck confit, there is no doubt in my mind that this is because Bush has allowed the store’s employees to live in deplorable conditions without universal health care—thereby causing them all to call in sick last Wednesday. Do I even need to mention the effects of global warming on ducks?"
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Fidel's favorite US president: "'James Carter,' as Cuba's ailing revolutionary calls him."