I once met Johnny Dio, a famous gangster for Murder, Inc. I was having dinner with my family at Frankie and Johnny's, a popular steak restaurant in midtown Manhattan, and he spotted my father the bookie, whom he knew casually.
Three months ago in a private letter, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle opposed punitive damages against blameless victims of terrorism. That letter came to light this week a few days after Daschle's agent moved in the opposite direction.
Being a feminist means never having to say you're sorry. Witness The Great Clitoridectomy Hoax -- brought to you by the unapologetic, estrogen-fueled brigade of Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts and Hillary Clinton.
After the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals roundly rejected Stanley "Tookie" Williams' appeal of his death sentence last week, the court noted that Tookie's 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination may make him "a worthy candidate" for a sentence commutation by the California governor.
Even as the trumpets sounded and bells rang in mourning a year after thousands of American innocents were lost in a savage terrorist attack, some people still couldn't place the blame where it belonged, on the criminals.
The TV networks' Sunday talk shows -- those closely monitored barometers of the latest shifts in Washington's political and policy high-pressure fronts -- suggest that, in the wake of President Bush's sensational address to the United Nations last week, serious consideration is now being given to a truly hare-brained idea: