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Michael Wolff

Great Recession: All's Well That Ends Well?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

So it's almost official. The recession is almost over.

I Understand Lou Dobbs

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Does Lou Dobbs feel sheepish about finding himself the troglodyte of American broadcasting? He has broken through to the sweetest spot in the media business.

Free Skip Gates

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Crowley keeps complaining about Gates's "tone." It echoes teachers trying to assert authority over truculent children, and mothers and fathers with wise-guy kids at the dinner table.

Seriously, Do You Know What Obama's Birth Certificate Says? Have You Seen It?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Curiously, conspiracies are not all that susceptible to ridicule.

I Don't Get Health Care Reform -- and Neither Do You

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

There is no fixed proposal for what exactly this reform is or how precisely these reform goals will be accomplished. There are just arguments over the nature and methods of reform.

Do I Have to Pay for Your Health Care?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The Democrats want me to pay for your health care and I am trying to think how I feel about this. With a 5.4% tax on anything above $350,000, we're n...

Goldman Sachs: Raise Your Hand If You Still Want to be Rich

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

Goldman is that all-American model of wealth: if they can do it, I can too. The fear is not that things are going to come crashing down, but that Goldman is the harbinger of things going up.

I'm Against Sonia Sotomayor

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Why oh why do we persist in having these hearings? Or why do we persist in believing -- or hoping against hope -- that these hearings will be revelatory (or at least great theater and politics)?

What Happened to Steve Rattner?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Rattner is the well-connected financier who was the almost-car czar. That is, he was supposed to be the car czar but by some slight of hand he was demoted -- given the job without the title.

Sarah Palin Has Captured Our Imagination

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Each Palin disaster, instead of spelling the end of her, sets the story up for a new chapter -- even if it's a new disaster.

Could Murdoch's Love of Gossip Doom His Family?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Gossip, for Murdoch, is partly business intelligence, but Murdoch also likes to know who is sleeping with whom. It is a prurient interest, but it is also leverage.

The CIA and Murdoch Will Get Away With It

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The CIA and the Murdoch organization are protected by their own consistently bad behavior and negative image.

Michael Jackson Is the New America

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

Michael Jackson is hereby transmuted -- to the choir strains of a rather extraordinary send-off -- into not just a holy figure but a living icon of the racial and political wars.

Did Rupert Bed Jackie?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Is it really possible to have had as much sex as the Kennedys had? Well, anyway, thank God for it. The Kennedy sex saga is really the story that keep...

Sarah Palin Is a Long Distance Runner, Not a Train Wreck

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Arrayed against an establishment, both Democratic and Republican, which says she is a hopeless lightweight and obviously illegitimate, Palin keeps coming, keeps giving offense.

Jenny Sanford Is a Bummer

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

How come Jenny Sanford has become a heroine for American women in the new sex wars?

Michael Wolff Profile: Fights With Waiters, Denies Midlife Crisis, Regrets New York Post Fight

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For Michael Wolff, the best thing about moving to the East Village from the Upper East Side may be the chance to fight with a whole new set of people:...

Do You Use a Vibrator?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Wolff

Apparently half of adult Americans use vibrators, according to a new study. That does not mean that women use vibrators and men don't. Rather it's 50% of women and 45% of men.

Madoff Sentence: Is It a Jewish Thing?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

How many more years in prison did Bernie Madoff get for being Jewish? We might as well get the question out there. It's surfaced since the Madoff arr...

Michael Jackson Goes to Heaven

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

One of the most mocked, vilified, and calumniated people of our time has, overnight, been transmuted into... a saint.

Who Killed Michael Jackson?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

While his is an end long foretold, it will nevertheless receive and, by tabloid rules, require obsessive explanation and a search for both evil parties and an appropriately squalid back story.

Why Fox News Is Really Pleasant and Agreeable

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Fox News is apparently on track to have its best year ever. WTF?

Steve Jobs Lives (or Is Not Dead, Apparently)

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

It may be that many successful public companies are run by crazy buggers -- secretive, paranoid, and contrary to a fantastic degree. It may be that Steve Jobs is actually a breath of fresh air.

Iran: Media Loves a Revolution

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

More than murder, corruption, war, scandal, it's revolution that the media adores.

I Am Holden Caulfield

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The best client you could have if you are an intellectual property lawyer is JD Salinger. The second best is JK Rowling.