Republicans have been agonizing over ways to put a more smiley face on the conservative brand. But maybe a GOP revival requires even less of a makeover than that. By Frank RichA decade ago, publishers viewed Sam Lipsyte and his funny-bitter Gen-X alter egos as a hard sell. A Times best seller and new story collection, The Fun Parts, later, it’s clear the times have changed.
He was a political nobody who helped Donald Trump win the White House. Then Corey Lewandowski went to Washington, hell-bent on making his fortune and changing the lobbying game forever. Here's how those grandiose plans blew up—and what they say about the sketchy new opportunities available in Trump’s Washington.The first thing Corey Lewandowski wanted to discuss was the view.
If you like your political campaigns bloody, then you have to be cheered by the new poll that found Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis beating Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a hypothetical matchup 45 to 36. Lewis, who’s been Emanuel’s primary political antagonist for the last three years and led the 2012 teacher’s strike that represented the first chink in Emanuel’s mayoral armor, had long said she had no interest in running against him next February.