John Leo is a columnist and editor of MindingTheCampus.com and a former contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report.
Mr. Leo is a former associate editor fo Commonwealth magazine, a former book editor of the sociology magazine Society, and a former deputy commissioner of New York City's Environmental Protection Administration.
He launched the "Press Clips" column in The Village Voice.
His popular "Ralph & Wanda" dialogues -- imaginary conversations between a liberal feminist and her conservative masculinist husband -- began in Time magazine and later were featured in McCall's. Many of them are included in his book of humor How the Russians Invented Baseball and Other Essays of Enlightenment (1989).
He lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan
In a burst of anti-war triumphalism, Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post wrote last week that President Bush and the Bushies have run out of “elitists whom they can demonize.”
Folks, we’re talking here with Terry Carville-Begala, the famed political strategist. How goes the fight to trash Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, Sam Alito?
Critics have noticed that nobody is responsible for anything anymore, since almost everyone is a victim. Here are the top 10 victim stories of 2005.
The feminist left is outraged that judge Samuel Alito voted in 1991 to uphold a Pennsylvania law that would have required married women to notify their husbands of a decision to abort.
The editor of “the new republic” suggested the other day that “the new liberal political culture emerging on the Internet” looks a lot like the McGovernite revolution that descended on the Democratic Party in 1972.
Next week: the ACLU sues to ban deviled eggs from the school cafeteria.
The cultural left has a new tool for enforcing political conformity in schools of education.
Thanks to a long report in the new Orleans Times-Picayune, we now know that most of the incredible tales of savagery in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were simply made up by panicky residents and passed along by the media.
David and Tonia Parker of lexington, Mass., saw a red flag when their son came home from kindergarten last January with a “diversity book bag” that included Who’s in a Family, a book promoting acceptance of gay marriage.
It took the media a while to acknowledge that most of Katrina's victims were black. Apparently, it will take longer to mention that most of the victims were women and children.
Recriminations started early, and commentary quickly broke along partisan lines.
On August 6, as her 15 minutes of fame was just beginning, Cindy Sheehan used an odd term in a TV interview with Mark Knoller of CBS.
Mr. Answer Man, I see in the newspapers that Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones complained 'George Bush doesn’t listen to us.' What does he mean by that?
Do-gooders are all around us now, trying to ban everything from kids' games to ketchup.
Of all his accomplishments I admired Peter most for his dramatic comeback.
While you're sound asleep, some unknown person comes and tinkers with your car, or if you're an athlete, with your personal bodily fluids.
In the wake of the London bombings, New York City is now searching the bags of subway riders.
Isn't it awful, a friend said at dinner the other night, that 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the U.S. invasion?
David Koepp, who wrote the screen-play for War of the Worlds, says the Martian attackers in the film represent the American military, while the Americans being slaughtered at random represent Iraqi civilians.
No 'agents of social change,' please, on the Supreme Court. We need a modest and nonideological justice who is determined not to impose his or her politics from the bench.