Character Studies

  • August 2009
  • Unorthodox Position

    20th Aug 2009

    Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi When Zvi Bellin, a gay Washingtonian, heard that a vigil was being organized by members…

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  • July 2009
  • Meghan McCain Will Be Heard

    2nd Jul 2009

    ‘Does it sound campy to say I love gay men?’ asks Meghan McCain, sipping an iced tea at the nouveau-chic…

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  • April 2009
  • Bill Moyers, Gay-Baiter

    16th Apr 2009

    Before he became the self-righteous scold of the liberal television commentariat, Moyers served as a special assistant to Lyndon Johnson,…

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  • May 2008
  • They Backed Boris

    19th May 2008

    On the hustings with Boris Johnson, London’s unlikely mayor. London “They want a shot of me with the carcasses,” Boris…

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  • Mr. Gannon Stays in Washington

    14th May 2008

    Drop by the National Press Club on any given day and you’re likely to see the glistening bald pate of…

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  • March 2008
  • Hard Right

    26th Mar 2008

    Gay porn’s neocon kingpin. This was not what Patrick Cordova had bargained for. The Stanford junior, a member of the…

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  • February 2008
  • The Man Who Would be King

    27th Feb 2008

    Is our U.N. ambassador running for president of Afghanistan? In April 2005, when President Bush decided to transfer Zalmay Khalilzad…

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  • January 2008
  • Angry White Man

    8th Jan 2008

    The bigoted past of Ron Paul. If you are a critic of the Bush administration, chances are that, at some…

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  • November 2007
  • On Firm Ground

    9th Nov 2007

    During a heated exchange in the apartheid-era South African parliament, a senior government minister scolded Helen Suzman, then the lone…

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  • October 2007
  • Buddy System

    31st Oct 2007

    A corrupt mayor’s kitschy comeback. Providence, Rhode Island — Hanging in the plaque-adorned hallway of WPRO-AM, the local talk-radio station, is…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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