Ivy-league fraud

by Bill Steigerwald -- No, Slippery Rock didn't bump MIT from the Top 10 this year in U.S. News & World Reports' Best Colleges issue. But controversy continues to dog the country's more…

On the couch with Gore and Bush

by Bill Steigerwald -- Hey, it turns out Al Bush and George W. Gore are different after all. It has nothing to do with their center-of-the road politics or economic policies. And more…

Over-hypedon Internet?

by Bill Steigerwald -- OK, so the Internet isn't really going to save the world. It's not going end war. It's not going to make everyone on earth equal. It's not going more…

Page-loads of Democrats

by Bill Steigerwald -- Sorry again. But in the interest of fairness and bipartisanship, we must now critique the newsmagazines' coverage of the Democratic National Convention in the same dispassionate, purely objective more…

Bush or Gore? Gore or Bush?

by Bill Steigerwald -- Come on, come on, hurry up, America. Take your pick. Gore or Bush -- right there in the center. No, no. They are not exactly the same. Look more…

Conventional hoo-ha

by Bill Steigerwald -- Sorry, news fans, almost nothing could have bumped the Republican National Convention from the covers of the Big Three newsweeklies this week. Maybe if the Concorde had crashed more…

Just conventional fun

by Bill Steigerwald -- The professional pundit class in Washington has always made fun of George. The magazine that has always proudly carried the subtitle, "Not Just Politics as Usual," is not more…

Do parasites rule the world?

by Bill Steigerwald -- That's not a deep philosophical or sociological question. It has nothing to do with the machinations of politicians. And no, it isn't a set-up line for a joke more…

Adopting and life in the burbs

by Bill Steigerwald -- Boonesville, Kentucky -- Here in deepest Appalachia, where a pound of tobacco costs $3 and a pound of marijuana costs $1,200, magazine stands as we know them do more…

Nader's image raiders

by Bill Steigerwald -- No sane person would ever choose to move to poor Youngstown, Ohio, the current capital city of one of the most economically depressed corners of America. But if more…