Tag Archives: Mark Leibovich

Non-fiction books for season’s gifts – or just for you

You’re probably as sick of the daily news cycle as I am, despite the satisfaction of seeing the progress of the Mueller investigation.  Still, I highly recommend House of Trump, House of Putin,  by former Boston Magazine editor Craig Unger.  This … Continue reading

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Tom Brady’s punishment – Oh, nooooo

I long ago gave up my belief in the Easter bunny. (The rabbits who regularly destroy my garden took care of that.) Santa Claus is a relic of a decades-past childhood. But now, harsh reality demands that I can no … Continue reading

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Books to escape from Benghazi, Boko Haram, Boehner, biz cycle etc, pt. 1

Every summer I offer up some of the books I’ve read in the past year and happily invite readers’ recommendations to me.  I’m always on the prowl for a good read. This summer’s book review will be in two parts.  … Continue reading

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“This Town” captures a place and time

Tom Wolfe’s 1987 masterpiece Bonfire of the Vanities  captured the greed, class, ambition, and politics of Reagan era New York City. So, too, does Mark Leibovich’s This Town capture early  21st century Washington, D.C.  Bonfire, however, is fiction and This … Continue reading

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PC Police Trivialize Legitimate Issue

Political correctness run amuck:  President Obama felt compelled to apologize to California Attorney General Kamela Harris for calling her “by far the best looking attorney general in the country.”  Frankly, the only person who might legitimately  feel slighted is Massachusetts … Continue reading

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This time, the Phoenix does not rise

The announcement yesterday that the Boston Phoenix is ceasing publication marks the end of an era, an era of substantive, long-form journalism.  Jim Barron and I wrote for the paper back in the 1970’s.  It was the place to be, along … Continue reading

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