Articles by Michael Rosen

Romney for Car Czar?

With the auto bailout all but dead in the Congress, the White House has one last chance to send Detroit relief in a manner supported by a clear bipartisan majority of lawmakers: announce that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would... Read More

Baruch Obama?

In Israel, for better or (usually) for worse, politics permeates virtually all cultural, religious, and historical events and issues. So it was surprising that, during the period in May marking the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, President Bush's gracious re Read More

Is Obama this Century's John Brown?

HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA—Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the event that many believe ignited the Civil War: John Brown's audacious raid on an armory in an effort to spark a nationwide slave uprising. While the military swiftly... Read More

A California Case Study in Liberal Fascism

If there's any place in the United States—or the world, for that matter—more opposed to right-wing fascism than my hometown of Berkeley, California, I sure have never heard of it. The epicenter of 60's-era counter-culturalism, Berkeley is renowned for... Read More

What's Wrong With Home Ownership?

What's wrong with home ownership? Not much, if you ask me. But don't take my word for it: I am a new first-time homeowner. Others, however, would beg to differ. In December's Atlantic Monthly, Clive Crook takes a hatchet... Read More

The Soprano-fication of Gaza

As of this writing, Hamas forces have overtaken the majority of the Gaza Strip, including several strongholds once controlled by Fatah, Hamas's bitter rival. Internecine Palestinian fighting has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands of civilians. The g Read More

Damned if They Do...

Wake me up the next time a journalist manages to churn out an interesting and/or fair article about Wal-Mart. The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg tries—but fails badly—in his latest offering. Like much of the mainstream media (the New York... Read More

Debating the Meaning of the Debate

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, CALIF. - It's hard to imagine a better setting to watch the first GOP presidential debate than here—other than, perhaps, the Reagan Library itself. Out the window, the ocean laps gently against the shore underneath a typically gorgeous... Read More

Mourning in America

One might have thought, in the wake of the worst shooting incident in American history, that we would have paused for sober reflection and sincere mourning. But no sooner had the smoke cleared from Virginia Tech's Norris Hall than the... Read More

Virtual Worlds, Real Disputes

Imagine a world where the Ben Folds Five perform; where Judge Richard Posner lectures; where MTV operates a dance club; where the W chain runs a hotel; where Rep. George Miller (D-CA) hosts a swearing-in party on Capitol Hill;... Read More

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