The New York Times should be embarrassed. On December 24 it gave a Christmas present to the corporate-backed lobby group Fix the Debt with its front-page Business section puff piece about the organization.
Some have never been in the humor section at all, yet put to shame 98.3% of what we call humor. You should have these books. They will make you laugh. When we laugh, we are happy. Get these books and be happy.
Harvard University will be honoring Marty Peretz in the form of a $650,000 fund -- a nice celebration for a man with a sordid history of bigoted comments, mainly (though not entirely) against Arabs and Muslims.
At a time when hate has taken a hold in the public discourse, a quasi-liberal publisher has taken hatred and raised it to the level of advocating the denial of constitutional rights to millions of Americans because of their religion.