Jeffrey Windsor

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Elizabeth Warren causes DC freakout: Why the liberal hero has elite Washington in hysterics

The more influential Warren gets, the more worried the establishment gets. Here’s why they’re becoming so unhinged<p>Let’s play a little compare and contrast, shall we? I’m going to share two quotes from two different speakers. Your mission in this game, should you choose to accept it, will be to …

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …

Thomas Merton and the Eternal Search

H_ere ends the book, but not the searching._ Thomas Merton ended “The Seven Storey Mountain” with a little Latin to that effect: <i>Sit finis libri, non finis quaerendi.</i> Set tombstone-style in small caps, at once pompous and obscure, it runs against the spirit of the book, which is personal, casual, …

It’s worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of conservatives’ decades-long war on truth

The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That’s why their decades-long strategy is to lie<p>Deep on page 546 of his 1,839-page budget, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker tucked in a crucial idea. He proposed to strip a principle from the mission statement of the University of …

The Prism

Privacy in an age of publicity.<p>An extraordinary fuss about eavesdropping started in the spring of 1844, when Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian exile in London, became convinced that the British government was opening his mail. Mazzini, a revolutionary who’d been thrown in jail in Genoa, imprisoned in …

Although high school debate is often considered the thinking person’s—the nerd’s—alternative to sports, my memories of it are primarily somatic: the starched collar of the dress shirt against my recently shaved neck, small cuts and razor bumps deepening the sensation; the constant gentle pressure of the tie; how my gait and posture adjusted under the direction of the suit; the way the slacks always felt high and tight because I normally let my baggy jeans sag to whatever level we white midwestern adolescents had tacitly established as our norm. The constriction in my shoulders would be extreme—less accumulated stress than …

Although high school debate is often considered the thinking person’s—the nerd’s—alternative to sports, my memories of it are primarily somatic: the …

The Double L

In this week’s magazine, John McPhee writes, “In <i>The New Yorker</i>, ‘travelling’ is spelled with two ‘l’s.” Notice that this is a simple statement of fact; John McPhee does not lament the policy or take issue with it.<p>To judge by letters from readers, the doubling of consonants in such words as …

Green Bank, W.V., where the electrosensitive can escape the modern world.

You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you won’t get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your car’s radio, it’ll cycle through the …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

Steamrolled by Big Data

Five years ago, few people had heard the phrase “Big Data.” Now, it’s hard to go an hour without seeing it. In the past several months, the industry has been mentioned in dozens of New York <i>Times</i> stories, in every section from metro to business. (<i>Wired</i> has even already declared it passé: “<i>STOP</i> …

Gun Guys

Dan Baum is the author of <i>Gun Guys</i> which documents how he – a Jewish liberal Democrat – strapped on a Colt Detective Special .38 revolver, left his comfortable home and family in Boulder, Colorado, and undertook a walkabout to meet his fellow gun lovers. His goal: to confront his inner conflict over his love of guns. The book is a thoughtfully composed and revealing look at the reality of gun culture America, and an intimate look at the men – from Jewish submachine gun collector to Hollywood …

Gun Control: Barack Obama's Plan Is a Waste of Time

I’m for the strictest gun control—the kind in Great Britain that bans hand guns and automatic and semi-automatic weapons. That kind of gun control …

MLB Interleague Play: Baseball Is Even More Unfair Now

On Tuesday night the Chicago White Sox, of the American League, were down three runs in the top of the ninth inning when closer Rafael Soriano, of …

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Politics and Post-Modernism?

No one can know for sure what literary historians will make of it, least of all me as I pound out an editorial about poetry every week. But if I were …

Heidelberg

My father laid his guns down on the kitchen table next to our box of Cocoa Puffs: the .38 from his ankle and the .38 from his hip, as flat and …

James Altucher's answer to How can I improve my English writing skills?

Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty …