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What Price Kerouac? "The Joan Anderson Letter" Auctioned at Christie's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.19.2016 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Two Joans were on display at Christie's on June 16, one was the much-missed Joan Rivers with a sampling of her sequined gowns adorning mannequins in t...

What an Insurance Executive Taught Me About Liberal Arts Colleges

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 10.04.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

While it is likely true that some colleges and universities may not endure, the teaching of a broad non-professional curriculum will always be needed.

American Tales

Bryan Appleyard | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Bryan Appleyard

The British tend to think of poetry as a matter of economy, of compression. Dylan, like Whitman, like America, sees it as an occasion for extension. And why not? Life should be extended. That's what stories are all about.

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

When Self-Funding Goes Awry

Jerry Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Kremer

There is no doubt that a few rich candidates for Congress and local offices won, but the better known names on the political radar turned out to be one big flop.

Obama Should Have Thanked India

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Goldberg

President Obama predicts the American-India relationship would be "one of the defining partnerships of the twenty-first century." No doubt. But our two nations have already been trading ideas for over two centuries.

Immigration Insider | 3 Weeks Out: Vitter Race Baiting, Dobbs Pulls a Whitman, Latino Vote in Flux

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Angle and Vitter pull out all the stops with race-baiting immigration ads. Dobbs pulls a Whitman. Fiorina hits Boxer for voting against immigration reform that Fiorina opposes. Politicos wonder: Will Latino voters turn out?

Meg Whitman Called 'Whore' By Someone In Jerry Brown's Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone in Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown's campaign was unwittingly recorded calling his GOP rival Meg Whitman a "whore." ...

Meg Whitman's Housekeeper Controversy Stirs Up Criticism Of Candidate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Groups upset by Meg Whitman's unfolding controversy over her employment of an undocumented Mexican housekeeper have wasted little time taking their di...

Maidgate: Meg Whitman's Tea Bag Moment

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, a woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Maidgate is Meg Whitman's tea bag moment.

Lawyer: I Have Proof Meg Whitman Is Lying About Immigrant Maid (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gloria Allred, the high-profile lawyer of Meg Whitman's undocumented maid, said Thursday that she has documents that will prove the California Guberna...

Brown and Whitman Face-Off: Many Differences, Few Surprises

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

We could perhaps see Whitman as the unfailingly organized schoolmarm, and Brown as the rebel rousing student. Perhaps their only area of agreement is that California is in a bind.

Nicandra Diaz-Santillan, Whitman's 'Undocumented' Former Maid: Candidate Never Asked For Papers (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 2:42 p.m. ET -- Meg Whitman knowingly employed an undocumented worker through 2009, according to attorney Gloria Allred. Nicandra Diaz-Sant...

Outrage!: Meg Whitman Spent $88 Per Vote But Had A Cash Bar At Victory Party | Tina Dupuy on Jun 09, 2010 07:37 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Any reasonable person attending a billionaire's celebration would just assume they would be able to revel in the free drinks and the above average coc...

As Goes California...

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The nation is catching up to California. The contempt directed at Sacramento politicians is already bleeding over on every other politician in the state.

There Is No Room For 'Fans' In Politics

Rick Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Siegel

The 'either you are with us or against us' election strategy created a paradigm much too simple for today's world. We cannot strip down who is going to govern this country to one question: Are you blue or are you red?