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  • Only a Cockeyed Cynic

    By Mindy Leaf

    3 weeks ago

    I can point to the moment it happened. The very moment this lifelong optimist became a cynic — albeit (one still hopes) only a "cockeyed" one.

    It happened while listening to BBC news on the radio a few minutes past 8:00 am on November 18. Their headline story focused on our...

  • Letters to the editor: The death penalty, marriage equality, Downtown J and more

    3 weeks ago

    Convict Convictions

    I must agree with Dennis Prager regarding the death penalty (“Opponents of the Death Penalty and the Escaped Murderers,” June 19).  

    When the discussion of the death penalty first began in New York, where I lived at the time, a poll was taken of the attitude...

  • On having your (political) heart broken—the Edwards scandal

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 30, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    The e-mail came when I was in Mexico, at a fitness resort that -- in pursuit of wellness -- confines BlackBerry use to guests' rooms.

    "Need to chat briefly with you regarding John Edwards and the effects of this scandal on his future political career." It was from a reporter I know...

  • What’s so good about Israel? Let me tell you!

    July 16, 2008 | 11:02 pm

    It took me six years of living abroad to love Israel as passionately as I do. As soon as I returned from two months of living in China, two years of high school in Italy and four years of college in the United States, I became convinced that there is simply no better place than...
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  • Only democratization can fight Islamists

    By Paul Kujawsky

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Natan Sharansky's June 5-6 Democracy and Security Conference in Prague could reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to support the growth of liberal democracy. If not, the Islamists win a crucial advantage.

    There are two basic foreign policy philosophies. The idealist...

  • Spectator - Spin-Doctors of the Revolution

    By Steven Rosen

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rachel Boynton, director of the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," was excited when she first learned that American political consultants export their work globally.

    While a student at Columbia School of Journalism, she saw a film about the history of 20th century nonviolent...

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