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St. Patrick’s Day

Late Night Roundup: Unhealthy Eating And St. Patrick’s Day Drinking

Jon Stewart highlighted America’s love of super-sized, ostentatiously unhealthy fast food.

March 18, 2015

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Drops Ban On Openly Gay Marchers

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, appeared to have bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year’s event. “NBCUniversal’s LGBT Employee […]

September 3, 2014

Ryan’s Rhetoric Has Consequences

Reflections upon the recent holiday: The first time my wife saw tears in my eyes was in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, at the tomb of Jonathan Swift. The brilliant 18th-century Irish satirist was my first and most enduring literary hero, a towering figure who Yeats thought “slept under the greatest epitaph in history” — composed […]

March 19, 2014