Esther Goldberg

About Esther Goldberg

Esther Goldberg is a lawyer living in Alexandra, Virginia.

How Kevin Williamson Was Blinded by the Right, Fired by the Left

Kevin Williamson’s primal whine of a weekend essay in the Wall Street Journal reported that he was fired by the Atlantic magazine after serving an indecently short tenure—a matter of days in fact. He wants to explain how it all happened, but he’s too distraught to be coherent, so let me try to

By | 2018-04-23T10:20:41-07:00 April 23rd, 2018|

Why China Will Fail

This is not a happy time to be an entrepreneur seeking to list your firm on one of China’s stock exchanges. Nor is your situation better if you’re one of the Securities Commission members charged with approving listing applications. Chinese companies aren’t doing very well, and Beijing thinks it’s because the standards on

By | 2018-03-10T14:42:13-07:00 March 10th, 2018|

It’s Hard Out Here for a World Leader

It’s not easy being the leader of the free world. You get no respect. Even the countries that benefit from your leadership begrudge you your position and think you need to be taken down a peg or two. When you suffer an embarrassment, they smirk. You had it coming, they think. The United

By | 2018-02-22T21:24:11-07:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Manhattan’s Shithole Museum

When Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, known for his quirky sense of humor, his bad taste and his sculpture of Pope John Paul II crushed by a meteor, conceived the idea of creating a fully functioning solid gold toilet and installing it in a public restroom, he called Nancy Spector, the curator at the

By | 2018-01-30T16:24:56-07:00 January 29th, 2018|

The Radical Left and their Pussycon Collaborators

Radical feminist writer Kate Harding and soi-disant conservative Peggy Noonan have a lot in common, including some fundamental values. For one thing, neither believes that partial birth abortion—a euphemism for infanticide—is that big of a deal. Both say that they’d rather see Doug Jones, who openly supports it, than Roy Moore, who staunchly

By | 2017-11-20T11:52:14-07:00 November 20th, 2017|

Twilight of the Idols and the Idolaters

Most of us spend our lives navigating an uneven path between the altar and the mall, neither irreproachable saints nor irredeemable sinners, neither Mother Teresa nor Adolf Hitler. We spend the greater part of our lives in the marketplace, hustling, making compromises with our better selves to close a deal. But we also

By | 2017-10-19T09:41:41-07:00 October 19th, 2017|

Radical Chic Redux

From left to right: Members of the Manson family, Susan Denise Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten. Leslie Van Houten was a member of the Charlie Manson “family,” an infamous cult of unrepentant monsters devoted to orgies of sex, torture, and murder. In 1969, the 19-year-old Van Houten plunged a

By | 2017-09-21T14:23:40-07:00 September 18th, 2017|

Why I Wouldn’t Change a Word of Trump’s Statement

President Trump on Saturday first addressed the alarming violence that was then unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia, between neo-nazi nationalists and their opponents, the alt-Left “activists” that includes groups such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Communists, anarchists, and supporters of Palestinian terror.   Trump had been scheduled to speak about the Veterans Administration. To

By | 2017-08-19T15:14:57-07:00 August 17th, 2017|

How Rex Tillerson and John Kerry Exemplify the Ethos of their Respective Administrations

Another day, another spasmodic Trump-inspired fit at the Washington Post. Can a newspaper suffer from Tourette’s syndrome? NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was not pleased that Rex Tillerson rode his Harley Davidson in the annual Rolling Thunder event without prior notice to the media. Tweeting on behalf of the riled-up media, Mitchell “griped”: “@StateDept announces

By | 2017-07-26T22:11:14-07:00 June 1st, 2017|

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