Journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Follow me on Twitter at @mtracey.
This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** You may have heard that Mitt Romney “won” the first presidential debate last week. This unmitigated truth was proclaimed far and wide by journalists, pundits, PR strategists, and the rest of the characters who comprise America’s Chattering Class. Romney came off as forceful, bold, and “presidential,” they informed us, while Obama was disengaged and weak. A mere twenty minutes into the debate, expert… Read more
This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** My previous post seems to have whipped up a bit of consternation among the commenters, so I thought I would reply to a few objections raised. Why does Michael Tracey get to decide who qualifies as Christian? I don’t get to decide that, nor does anybody else. Theoretically, a UFO-worshiping Satanist could call herself a Christian, so she would, in some sense, be… Read more
This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** Last night the esteemed newsmagazine program 60 Minutes aired dueling interviews with both candidates for the presidency, Barack Hussein Obama and W. Mitt Romney. “What are the essential qualities of a leader?” the correspondents queried. “I wonder what you’ve learned from the history of presidents in the White House?” “Can you win this thing?” Eventually the topic turned to prayer, and Scott Pelley… Read more