Publicity is Complicity: Don’t Grant Fame to Mass Killers

UPDATE (1/6/17): I wrote this in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre and updated it after subsequent mass shootings. Now we hear of a slaughter at Fort Lauderdale airport. The points I make below apply in each case. This is the age of fame for fame’s sake,...

A Candid Revelation About Hillary Clinton’s Public Image

Everything you need to know about coverage of Hillary Clinton is contained in this short NYT quote: In recent weeks, Crossroads [brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists] has begun carving a niche for itself in attacking Hillary Rodham Clinton,...

The Swiftboating of Hillary Clinton

In the early months of 2004, I sent an alert to the senior staff of John Kerry’s presidential campaign. I was alarmed about a growing online movement questioning his Vietnam service. Sites like Winter Soldier, Free Republic, and others were buzzing with...

Ten Global Travesties

A list that shouldn’t exist in the 21st century: Worldwide, women and girls ages 15 to 44 are more likely to be maimed or killed by men than by malaria, cancer, war or traffic accidents combined. One in seven people on earth goes to bed hungry each night while...

Three Cornerstones of Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy

The consensus is that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign rollout has been a success. But that doesn’t really matter. What matters are the three cornerstones of her candidacy: Hillary Clinton is far and away the most qualified, experienced and prepared candidate among the...