James Kirchick
Just ask a worker: stories from the ground of shameful union tactics

For Christine Quinn, going to work is a daily battle. Last Thursday I encountered Chris on the corner of College and Wall streets as she […]

If only this strike had something to do with the welfare of Yale’s workers

John Wilhelm should be ashamed of himself. Wilhelm, general president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE), the parent union of locals […]

Why I’m on the decent side of the left

I still consider myself a liberal. I am pro-choice, pro-union (except when it comes to grad student nonworkers), pro-gay marriage. I support progressive taxation and […]

Where do gays belong on the political spectrum? Please don’t say the left

How should being gay compel me to oppose war in Iraq, or, even worse, support GESO? Because according to the left-wing attitudes that predominate the […]

The anti-war movement’s disgusting side

At 11:30 this morning, students and professors will gather in Beinecke Plaza for a rally sponsored by the Yale College Students for Democracy to express […]

Applauding falsehoods at a university

I was present at the Amiri Baraka affair at the Afro-American Cultural Center on Monday and I must say that it was one of the […]

Three years later, Nader’s more wrong than ever

In the 2000 presidential election, I was a stalwart supporter of Ralph Nader. A disgruntled volunteer for the Bill Bradley campaign, I was so riled […]

Singing the praises of dictators

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks committed by 15 of its nationals, Saudi […]

The candidate who happens to be Jewish

Recently in these pages I suggested that Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut (or Vermont Gov. Howard Dean) would provide the Democrats with their best possible […]

How the Democrats can bring it to Bush in 2004

The race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination has heated up following the party’s disastrous showing in last month’s congressional races. With President Bush’s high […]

The truly extremist side of divestment

The Israel divestment campaign, which Columbia University President Lee Bollinger has called “grotesque and offensive,” is one of the anti-Israel movement’s most specious efforts in […]