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Obama Wins Booker Prize

The Mann Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award, has been conferred for 2009 on President Obama, it was announced yesterday. Not only is this the first time the Booker Prize has gone to an American. It is the...

By Michael Kinsley  | October 10, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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Newspapers Exposed: Publications to Sell Pieces of Themselves

It took about five minutes after the story got out for The Post to announce it was cancelling plans to charge corporations $25,000 for the privilege of sponsoring dinners at the publisher’s house, where their executives could mingle with...

By Michael Kinsley  | July 4, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Ideas -- and Jack Kemp

What moves history? Is it the power of ideas? Or is it the power of objective forces like money, for example, deployed behind ideas no more complex or sophisticated than simple self-interest? Jack Kemp, the former Republican congressman and...

By Michael Kinsley  | May 4, 2009; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Banking for Dummies

If not wiser heads, then at least richer heads seem likely to prevail in the dispute over limits on executive pay in the stimulus package. The Obama version contained some restrictions on pay for top executives of banks that...

By Michael Kinsley  | February 16, 2009; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Editorials and Double Standards

In withdrawing from consideration for secretary of health and human services, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle had five words of explanation: “I read the New York Times.” The Times this morning published an editorial calling for Daschle to...

By Michael Kinsley  | February 3, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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For Caroline Kennedy, a Standards Deviation

Caroline Kennedy is being held to a totally invented standard by those who say she is unqualified to take over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat and is only under consideration because her name is Kennedy. Of the past ten senators...

By Michael Kinsley  | December 19, 2008; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Revisiting One Lawrence Summers Controversy, Michael Kinsley , November 8, 2008
Why Do Lies Prevail?, Michael Kinsley , September 10, 2008
Show Me the Snobs, Michael Kinsley , September 10, 2008
Memo to Palin, Michael Kinsley , September 3, 2008
Questions for Sarah Palin, Michael Kinsley , September 1, 2008
Remembering Why I Don't Do Conventions, Michael Kinsley , August 25, 2008
 
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