| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With her recent article in Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky has been thrust back into the limelight.
When the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal first broke out in the late 1990s, it was the butt of lewd and tasteless jokes.
But now I sort of feel sorry...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Eight years ago, while traveling through a small town in a developing Middle East country, I found myself in conversation with a stranger about our cultures’ differing views on sex. After a few minutes, he came to a word he couldn’t quite...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:24 PM
I'll never forget where I was the morning of Sept. 12, 1998: on the tarmac at Newark Airport, slack-jawed and reading from the Starr Report, the document that led to President Clinton's impeachment over his sexual relationship with White House intern...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:44 PM
An essay in Vanity Fair last week taught us more about Monica Lewinsky than we had learned since Ken Starr wrote his sordid X-rated report in 1998.
She has gained some wisdom from her brush with infamy. Her ostensible reason for writing now is to help...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:58 AM
Even by New York standards, Anthony Weiner’s political comeback is a little…precipitate. After all, Bill Clinton waited longer than two years to rehabilitate himself after the Monica Lewinsky debacle, and he didn’t expose himself to...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Pieces of clothing once owned by Monica Lewinsky, including a black negligee, are among a lot of Lewinsky-gifted items recently put up for bid by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
According to an announcement from the auction house, the lot consists of 32...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I sat stunned on Wednesday as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked a congressional panel "what difference, at this point, does it make?" who was at fault for the deaths of four Americans killed during the terrorist attack on our diplomats in Benghazi,...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore.
"Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:53 PM
January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States.
April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's sort-of apology for saying, "If you like your heath care plan, you can keep it," is in keeping with the tradition of Oval Office occupants trying to cover their posteriors when they are suddenly exposed.
It brings to mind the...