A student from another institution telephoned me and wanted to talk about political correctness. Our exchange, unedited, appears below.
It is remarkably ironic that this old anti-Hibernian slur -- 'hooligan' -- is applied primarily to soccer fans, for accounts that I have read describe the advocates of Ireland's team to be the most cordial and well-behaved in Europe.
I plowed through the crush of humanity that is Amtrak for another visit this week with Don Imus in Manhattan. As usual we meandered through a variety of topics from my pre-dawn walk along Seventh Avenue to this "paper or plastic" election.
Giving someone like Ted, Rush or Glenn a national megaphone to advocate bigotry, while making a massive profit out of it, has nothing to do with protecting the First Amendment, but with making lots of money. It is big business, pure and simple.
In 8th grade, I was an odd kid from Chester, PA. I listened to news (KYW) and talk radio (WCAU) as much as country music (WEEZ) and rock (WFIL and WI...
Republicans, we need you to come back from the brink of insanity. If the political divisions in this country continue to deepen throughout the 21st ce...
Understanding how your company operates is important, and frequently rules go unlearned until they are accidentally broken. Whatever your own workplace rule is, it's there for a reason and meant to be followed.
In short, if someone in the political media acts like the two of you are buddies, they have another agenda in mind.
Let's acknowledge that the winner here is Williams. A flagging career bolstered now by a new contract with Fox News. Reportedly two million dollars over three years. I'd be happy to say something stupid for half that money.
Stern has become expendable and almost irrelevant except to a shrinking audience of aging slobs. So, what is such a rich has-been going to do? He should join another irrelevant, trash-talking, rich has-been, Don Imus.
Palin's interpretation of the First Amendment and the Constitution speaks to a distressing misconception that rears its head too often in lay discussions of constitutional rights.
My disappointment with the rhetoric offered by the Sarah Palin's, Dr. Laura's, Rush Limbaugh's, Don Imus's and Glenn Beck's of the world is that their...
More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.
The NAACP is officially irrelevant. That became crystal clear when the 100-year-old civil rights organization put its credibility in jeopardy in a campaign against... a Hallmark card.
Pat Buchanan's most recent comments about Elena Kagan, who is Jewish, have prompted me to finally ask: why is a major network continuing to provide a paying platform for someone engaged in hate speech?
Radio host Sid Rosenberg may have left the building (and the area, for that matter) but he has been, and always will be, a New Yorker.