They say when one door closes, another opens. And so it goes for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Her political career may be winding down, but she’s just getting started.
Steve Almond is the author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the story collection “God Bless America.” His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Washington Post and elsewhere. He writes Cog’s advice column, #HeavyMeddle.
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Steve Almond isn’t opposed to spending cuts. Far from it. He just wants them to target what he sees as the real problems — like Big Oil subsidies and Donald Trump.
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I’m tired of writers passing judgment on entire genres. Journalistic narcissism — or, more politely, writing about oneself — has a place.
Who needs realistic predictions for 2013 when Steve Almond has brewed up such an imaginative batch of possibilities?
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As another Movember draws to a close, thousands of mustachioed do-gooders are confronted with the perennial question: To shave or not to shave?
It was forbidden from the start. He was a four-star general. I was an occasionally publishable author. We were both married to other women. It made no sense. But how could we stop ourselves?
Channeling the commander in chief, Steve Almond tries his hand at speech-writing and makes a final pitch to voters.
Sandy isn’t just some variable in the latest polling data. It’s a category 5 example of the glaring philosophical differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The era of hyper-partisanship in this country will only diminish when (and if) the ragers on the right start to become more self-critical, and the mopers on the left more outwardly courageous.
If Elizabeth Warren is guilty of exploiting her ethnicity for personal gain, Steve Almond says he is too.
Love him or hate him, everyone does what Mitt Romney is being skewered for. We tell one story in public — and another in private.
Commentator Steve Almond says only if George Clooney were to choose a young Paul Newman to be his running mate would a ticket even come close to matching the combined stud quotient that is Romney/Ryan.