February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Opinion

Giddyup, Johnny, and Godspeed

THE LAST TIME I SAW JOHN BUNCH HE WAS vanishing into the foreboding night like Capt. Ahab setting out in pursuit of Moby Dick: “They plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic,” wrote Melville.  More...

Rich man, poor us

F. Scott Fitzgerald began his short story “The Rich Boy” with a pair of simple, declarative sentences that still resonate 87 years later: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”  More...

The last WASP

Mitt Romney summoned all the righteous indignation he could muster after a Newt Gingrich ad called him “anti-immigrant.” Romney blasted the ad shortly afterward in an interview: “It’s just inappropriate.”  More...