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Monday, March 19, 2018

These Cookbooks Are Pretentious, But With A Purpose

Two cookbooks crossed my desk recently, and they were, individually and collectively, the most pretentious things I’ve ever seen. It is as if they were competing for some sort of international award for affectation, and they were both tied for first place with nothing else even remotely close.

December 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Book Tour Offers A Campaign Preview

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times The world may have to wait until 2015 for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision on whether she runs again for president, but the last 48 hours have offered a preview in miniature of what that campaign would look like — with all its advantages and burdens. With Tuesday’s splashy publication of […]

June 11, 2014

Snowden Relaxed, Jocular On Revelations, Book Says

Washington (AFP) – Edward Snowden was “profoundly at peace” with his decision to leak national security documents, and even joked about the consequences, journalist Glenn Greenwald says in a new book. “I call the bottom bunk at Gitmo,” Snowden joked, referring to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the book to be […]

May 13, 2014

Ron Suskind’s ‘Confidence Men’ Paints Obama As Brilliant Amateur

Among the charges leveled most frequently during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential bid was that, having been a U.S. senator just two years and a state lawmaker and law professor before that, he lacked the executive experience and management skills to lead the most powerful country on Earth. Ron Suskind, the controversial author whose insider accounts […]

September 21, 2011