About Jamie Kirchick

James Kirchick is an assistant editor of The New Republic and is a columnist for the Washington Blade and Washington Examiner.

The Next Duke “Rape” Case

By October 25, 2007

Perhaps you missed it, the case of the "Jena 6." These were the 6 black high school students from Jena, Louisiana whom national race hucksters like Al Sharpton, the NAACP, and the mainstream media attempted to turn into the Chicago … Read More

A “Tough Liberal” vs. the Boston Globe’s In-House Reactionary

By October 18, 2007

Al Shanker, former president of the American Federation of Teachers, was one of the great labor heroes of the 20th century. He came from hearty immigrant stock, was a product of public schooling, and understood the importance of universal, public … Read More

Che Guevara, Gay Icon

By October 11, 2007

For some time now, I have been a member-in-good-standing of the Facebook group: "Che Guevara is a PENDEJO." Here is the group's description: For anyone out there who's sick of seeing Che Guevara shirts being worn by idealistic college students … Read More

How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lindbergh

By October 8, 2007

It's doubtful that Barack Obama would like to be compared to Charles Lindbergh, but over at the Guardian's "Comment is Free" blog, Mark Schmitt attempts to resurrect ol' Charlie and groups not only Obama alongside the pro-Nazi isolationist but oddly, … Read More

Harold Pinter, “Nasty Man”

By October 8, 2007

From yesterday's New York Times profile of Harold Pinter, we learn from the great playwright himself: “When I was an actor in rep, I always played sinister parts. The directors always said, ‘If there’s a nasty man about, cast Harold … Read More

Dissing Democracy

By October 8, 2007

As Daniel Henninger wrote last week in the Wall Street Journal, "The anti-Bush, anti-neocon obsession has been so constant, so often pegged to the broader Bush 'dream' for democracy and freedom, that its critics have tossed out the world's democratic … Read More

The Ezra Klein School of Journalism

By October 5, 2007

Yesterday, Ezra Klein launched a broadside against Roger Cohen and other liberal interventionists for writing things that he doesn’t like. More specifically, raising Klein’s ire is that Cohen expresses consternation at the fact that he, a bona-fide liberal who also … Read More

How Dare You Mention Human Rights, Hitch!

By October 4, 2007

Left-wing bloggers are ashudder at Christopher Hitchens's latest Slate column, in which he plainly lays out the rather obvious case that the People's Republic of China is an expansionist, thuggish bully. Both to to the countries in its own neighborhood … Read More