Winds of change

by Bill Steigerwald -- The numbers 9/11 were already a clich? by noon Sept. 11. Everyone on the bright side of Rosie O'Donnell knew right away the attacks that awful day had more…

Weapons of mass destruction

by Bill Steigerwald -- "WMD" is not the latest independent TV channel. "WME" is not another pro wrestling league. "Weaponizing" is not a new secret password coined by NRA gun-man Charlton Heston. more…

All eyes on Afghanistan

by Bill Steigerwald -- Last week was a time for flag waving, national unity and powerful photos of the horrors of 9/11/01. This week, as war looms, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News more…

Picture power

by Bill Steigerwald -- At first, the televised images of airliners disappearing into the sides of buildings was as horrifying as it should be to a civilized world. But after a week more…

Reporting on terrorism

by Bill Steigerwald -- Sad to say, but our mass news media obviously have something more important to fixate on than a slimy congressman and the disappearance of a Washington intern. War. more…

Educated idiots

by Bill Steigerwald -- Good morning, class. Welcome to another year of school. Now shut up and open your September Harper's to page 49. There, you will find four of the country's more…

Never again?

by Bill Steigerwald -- Hey, we don't want to ruin what's left of your nice summer by bringing up the subject of genocide. But remember that Rwanda thing back in 1994? You more…

Time for home schooling

by Bill Steigerwald -- It's official. Teaching your children at home is now OK. Time magazine says as much this week in its badly headlined, occasionally stupid but 95 percent favorable cover more…

A piece of the action

by Bill Steigerwald -- 'Tis the dog days of August, a chance to spend some quality time with Vanity Fair and Talk, a pair of high-end monthlies that are, as usual, swollen more…

All's well with oil wells

by Bill Steigerwald -- It's a good thing for modern, spoiled-rotten, easy-living us that a powerful environmental wacko sector didn't exist 100 years ago. Today we're having trouble getting Congress to OK more…