Walter Shapiro has covered the last eight presidential campaigns.

Risible Rogue

The consummate con artist, Freeman Bernstein worked a scam on everyone from Mae West to the Fuhrer. When they weren’t throwing him in jail, people loved him.

Fifty days into Bamalot and we still have war, recession, unemployment. Walter Shapiro wonders if the media’s hyperactive coverage give the president a chance to, you know, do something.