Month: May 2011

Ballad of a Con Man

Writing in observance of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday in Slate, John Dickerson said “When I started listening rapturously to Dylan as a teenager, in the mid-1980s, I wanted to know what his every word meant, including a, and the, and…

Obama’s Way

As anyone who’s seen a Western movie knows, the law of the Old West was that the quieter a guy was the more you had to worry. Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper and other Western icons made careers out of minimal…