Wrestling with the morality of a terrorist

by Bill Steigerwald -- By now, Timothy McVeigh, America’s perfect excuse for keeping the death penalty alive, would have been put to sleep by the state. By now, if the FBI hadn’t more…

Fog of Kerrey

by Bill Steigerwald -- Thanks to the confessions of Bob Kerrey, the eternally divisive ghost of Vietnam is back in the news and the media clich? of the day is "The fog more…

The Weekest link

by Bill Steigerwald -- Sick of Newsweek's liberal overspin? Tired of Time's do-gooder journalism and U.S. News & World Report's fevered, sky-is-falling environmentalism? Don't have all week to read the Economist (and more…

This just in: Air travel not hell

by Bill Steigerwald -- "Good morning, spoiled American crybabies, this is your Captain speaking. "We'd like to thank you for flying It's-Not-Literally-Hell Airlines. We apologize for that 30-minute wait on the runway more…

AIDSing and abetting

by Bill Steigerwald -- Even the most sacred of media cows gets slaughtered eventually. Take the once-hallowed Rev. Jesse Jackson, for example. For decades his good cause -- fighting for racial justice more…

Time's global nightmare

by Bill Steigerwald -- Hot momma! Now, now, Time. It's OK. Mother Earth's here. Don't cry. You were just having another bad dream about the sky falling. You and your cousins in more…

Going on a bad trip

by Bill Steigerwald -- It doesn't take much anymore to demonstrate the idiocy, waste and immorality of the government's 30-year war on (some) drugs. Just watching "Traffic" -- a much better than more…

Hollywood's holy day

by Bill Steigerwald -- So what if the economy is in a dismal state? Who cares if the stock market has plummeted so far that Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World more…

Poor George is dead

by Bill Steigerwald -- George, the orphaned child of John F. Kennedy Jr., died of natural causes after a long illness earlier this month in New York City. He was 6 years more…

Getting a taste for science

by Bill Steigerwald -- You don’t have to be Stephen Hawking to enjoy the March Scientific American -- at least not all of it. OK, the piece on how astronomers are using more…