Jimmy Breslin's first big break came when he was hired, in 1963, as a columnist for the New York Herald Tribune. There was a reason so many American newspapers were called Tribunes, after the Romans who represented the plebes. These newspapers, many now dead or much diminished, saw themselves as voices of the people, a concept that today sounds almost quaint.
MALICE TOWARD ALL The most striking thing about President Trump 's first 10 days in office is that the ardent nationalist who pledged to put "America first" is emerging as the least American president of the United States. By least American, I mean least connected to the larger democratic values that define the country.