12:23 PM, Oct 11, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren had some harsh words for her fellow Democrats in her 2004 book, The Two-Income Trap, including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both U.S. senators at the time. In his New Yorker profile of Warren, Jeffrey Toobin highlights this interesting nugget from the book (via Boston Daily with emphasis added):
In “Two Income Trap,” a book she co-wrote with her daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi, Warren describes briefing Hillary Clinton, when she was first lady, about the bankruptcy bill backed by the financial industry. “It’s our job to stop that awful bill,” Warren quotes Clinton as saying. But several years later, when the bill came up for passage, Senator Clinton voted for it. “The bill was essentially the same but Hillary Rodham Clinton was not,” Warren wrote. As senator, “she could not afford such a principaled position…” When the bill finally passed, in 2005, then-Senator Joseph Biden was one of its biggest backers. “Senators like Joe Biden should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening,” Warren said.
4:45 PM, Aug 24, 2012 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
There’s a bizarre moment in John Cassidy’s short New Yorker item on Paul Ryan. It’s not when Cassidy likens Ryan to Michele Bachmann or even when he claims that, by choosing Ryan, Romney “has thrown in his lot with the most ideological wing of his party.”
5:39 PM, Apr 12, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Writing at BuzzFeed, my colleague James Kirchick informs readers that famed New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh once opined that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy “might have been some justice.” Kennedy had plotted to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. So, in Hersh’s view, it is “right” to believe there may have been some “rough justice,” as one of Hersh’s readers put it, in Kennedy’s “terrible death by assassination.”
The crack political observers at The New Yorker have a hard time singling out inappropriate political rhetoric from Democrats. 5:30 PM, Jan 3, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The wit and wisdom of Wolcott GibbsDec 12, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 13 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN
The New Yorker, like New York itself, is always better in the past. In the present, it seems always to be slipping, never quite as good as it once was. Did the magazine, founded in 1925, have a true heyday? People differ about when this might be.
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