Month: February 2010

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Kevin Smith and MeMe Roth

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On February 18, 2010
I have a piece in The Daily Beast on the Kevin Smith Southwest Airlines incident. What happened to Smith, who was apparently aribtrarily thrown off a flight for being too fat, is the kind of humiliating incident to which bigger than average people are subjected to constantly. Some day they’re going to start getting mad. […]

Whose Dream?

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On February 17, 2010

Peter Beinart’s reaction to Bayh’s resignation is…odd: Obama’s general-election win in Indiana, along with his victories in North Carolina and Virginia, were central to his claim t

Profiles in something

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On February 17, 2010

Jon Chait takes an amusing tour of Harold Ford’s fantasy world. Ford’s level of whorishness is almost weirdly admirable — there is apparently nothing he won’t say or do in his

The title should go without saying, but even among intelligent conservatives, sometimes it doesn’t: The fact that a homicidal maniac shares your goals doesn’t make you responsible for his methods. I never claimed otherwise. In point of fact, I didn’t say that the ideological brethren of homicidal maniacs are responsible for the actions of homicidal […]
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