Paul Smalera

Bronx bomber bashes Sox

I wish I could be the bigger man about this whole Red Sox thing. But readers, it is not that easy. The same spirit that gave New Englanders the nerve to dump tea into Boston Harbor, the same gumption that made our northern friends put up their dukes at Lexington and Concord has given way […]

Give thought a chance

Ever wonder why events like the Olympics seem good from afar, but once they happen, they seem far from good? For instance, these Olympics were supposed to be great – the Aussie games from Down Under and any other catchphrase or story of human drama that NBC can ram down our throats. By now we […]

Column – Cola Wars come to campus

When will Coca-Cola’s tyranny over GW end? All I see these days is the red cup glaring like a communist banner. There seems to be some revisionist history at work: a year ago, it was the faux-iced over Pepsi cup – albeit in a cooler blue – that dominated the GW landscape. Yet today, it […]

Deconstructing Gee-dub

Every columnist to grace these pages seems to enjoy using his first column to talk to the freshman class. You know, offer them some kind words, share a joke and initiate them into the world of GW – that sort of thing. I’ve been racking my brains for the last few days trying to think […]

Media coverage of Starr report lacks class

A little more than a week ago, on a day I had no classes, I rolled out of bed and switched on the television, to see “team coverage” of the Starr report. Much like my day, this coverage contained no class. Flipping between the major news channels, I saw reports being filed mere blocks from […]