The Naked Campaign After about a year of work and worry, our project of doing illustration on film for campaign coverage, The Naked Campaign, is finally starting up on The New Yorker website. A lot of media folk said no or maybe to this, but David Remnick, Pam McCarthy and Chris Curry were the ones who said yes. So here it is, the beginning of what my collaborator, 7-time Emmy-winning film maker Gail Levin and I expect will be the beginning of a very interesting journey. Hope you all like.
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine who, this week, will put an end to the death penalty in his state. Is this an isolated case or part of a growing national understanding that you can’t have a death penalty within a criminal justice system which regularly convicts the innocent?
George W. Blast. So with the NIE report telling him the Iran program was off received in August, Bush beats the war drum extra hard in October. How will history judge him? How will history judge us for tolerating this man in office. So what is he? Completely stupid, mentally ill or really evil? Maybe it's a kind of cocktail.
Trent Lott, the quickly outgoing senior senator from Mississippi. In a year when many GOP rats are deserting the ship for political reasons, this one doesn’t hide his love of big lobbying bucks. This has commentators like ROBERTNOVAKcrazy angry. But in this PIECE IN POLITICO it’s very clear that Lott’s real problem is that he’s a well . . . you know. Aside from protecting the personal wealth of their contributors, this is what this party has been largely about for forty years. Well, so long Lott. And don’t forget your noose.