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Mark Goldblatt
Mark Goldblatt is the author of the book Right Tool for the Job: A Memoir of Manly Concerns.
by | Feb 16, 2017

If it accomplished nothing else, last month’s Women’s March on Washington highlighted the acidic disdain feminist intellectuals feel toward Donald Trump and his administration. Paradoxically, however, if there’s one group of people who should be grateful for the election of…

by | Apr 22, 2011

It is a melancholy recognition, with Earth Day upon us again, that the calendar has come full circle since the last, and that the human species has squandered yet another annum in the struggle to save the planet. Our collective…

by | Jan 15, 2010

Two quick thoughts on progressive politics and the tragic situation in Haiti: 1) The usual suspects on the left have pounced on remarks by Rush Limbaugh, accusing him of telling listeners not to donate to Haitian relief efforts. In point…

by | Oct 30, 2009

According to Robert and Brenda Vale, the environmentalist authors of Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living, feeding and caring for your pet pooch does as much harm to the planet as owning and operating an…

by | Sep 28, 2009

Several years ago, I discovered a curious phenomenon among the diverse freshmen in the developmental English classes I teach. These are students who fail the placement exam and are forced to take a reading and writing refresher course before moving…

by | Sep 14, 2009

The latest controversy in the entertainment world comes from Sunday night’s MTV Music Awards show. Country singer Taylor Swift had just won the trophy for Best Female Video for her song “You Belong with Me,” edging out (among others) Beyoncé,…

by | Sep 3, 2009

Among the more intriguing, and disturbing, questions swirling around the prospect of government-run universal health care is how the final version of the plan will deal with mental health services. While a senator, President Obama co-sponsored the Mental Health Parity…

by | Jul 27, 2009

Brief sidelight on the recent dustup between Harry Alford, President  and CEO of the Black Chamber of Commerce, and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), in which Boxer countered Alford’s skepticism about proposed environmental legislation not with a direct rebuttal of his…

by | Jul 9, 2009

After a week of rolling my eyes at the grotesque verbal pieta constructed around Michael Jackson’s death — with the media casting itself as Virgin Mary, cradling the fallen King of Pop down to the earth — and then, despite…

by | Mar 6, 2009

In one of the more ironic interviews in recent memory, Alec Baldwin last week told local cable news host Dominic Carter that Governor David Paterson should keep the current tax incentives for film and television companies that set up shop…

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