Je Suis Pamela Geller? Since Pamela Geller likes to fashion herself a heroine of the Jewish people, let me use a Yiddish word to describe her: shanda. Shanda means “shame,” and it’s usually used to describe a person or behavior that shames or embarrasses the Jewish community. It is hard to think of an American Jewish public figure of...

The Long Road of Redemption for One Gay Public Servant One of John Berry’s proudest moments in a lifetime of government service involved a very public apology. On June 24, 2009, Berry, then the director of the Office of Personnel Management, stood on a stage alongside first lady Michelle Obama before a packed auditorium. With them was Frank Kameny, a World War II combat veteran...

Bad King Klaus The Failings of a Czech President

Hungary's Pit Bull Prime Minister How one of Europe’s most celebrated anti-communists become the bad boy of the continent.

The Deceits of Seymour Hersh Chronicling a singular career in meretricious journalism.

The Audacity of Breitbart The last time I saw Andrew Breitbart, who died this morning at the age of 43, he showed me a photograph of Anthony Weiner’s genitals.

The Happy Warrior My memories of Christopher Hitchens In February 2009, I attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut with Christopher Hitchens. You could not have had better company with whom to witness the martial pieties of Lebanon’s “Party of God.” The “Shiite Muslim mega-Church,” as Christopher would later describe it, had been divided in two, men separate from...

The Con Man and His Pet Columnist Why does Nicholas Kristof continue to defend the charlatan Greg Mortenson? When Greg Mortenson—the Montana nurse who earned worldwide fame with his campaign to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and then recounted the tale in his mammoth international bestseller Three Cups of Tea—was exposed as a fraud in April, there was one prominent media figure he...