No Irish Need Invent Urban Legends About ‘No Irish Need Apply’ Signs


My NewsReal colleague Michelle Horstman has penned a fine post espousing an even finer sentiment: that the Irish should serve as a great example to other ethnic newcomers; despite breathtaking, backbreaking hardship, they eventually embraced the American melting-pot model and assimilated into the broader culture, without losing their distinctive cultural and religious traditions.
The Irish also [...]

Why Does Howard Dean Support a “Racist” Book Store?


Howard Dean is speaking English while autographing his book in the Atticus New Haven book store. More on that later.
When I was attending college in the 60s, I spent one summer on a work exchange program when I was assigned to work in a German factory and live with a German family. I had [...]