Rich Herschlag is the author of a new book, Before the Glory: 20 Baseball Heroes Talk About Growing Up and Turning Hard Times Into Home Runs (HCI, 2007). His other books include Lay Low and Don't Make the Big Mistake (Simon & Schuster, 1997) and Women Are From Manhattan, Men Are From Brooklyn (Black Maverick, 2002).
Also an engineer, he runs a consulting business, Turnkey Structural, that specializes in the rehabilitation of residential and commercial buildings. Also a radio commentator, he can be visited at RichsRant.com.
Bouncing the Bouncer
Is a bouncer someone we really want tamed?
09.27.2006 | SOCIETY
Flying ten years after 9/11: pre-flight shave-downs, induced sleep, lost passengers, not luggage.
09.11.2006 | TRAVEL
Lethal Weapon 5
Maybe Mel Gibson is right and Jews really do rule the world.
08.23.2006 | RELIGION
How to Talk to Ann Coulter (If You Must)
Imagine the havoc Ann Coulter could wreak on American history if she had a Wayback machine.
08.04.2006 | MEDIA
With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?
Oh for an endless string of would-be terrorists like the rank amateurs that dreamed of blowing up New York's Holland Tunnel.
07.25.2006 | POLITICS
The flag may be but a political football to politicians, but watch out -- marauding flag-burners roam the countryside.
07.05.2006 | SOCIETY
No Terrorized City Left Behind
What more does New York City have to endure to qualify for increased anti-terror funding?
06.19.2006 | POLITICS
Playing with Yourself
Random acts of cruelty serve as ego-Viagra for aging pols and moguls like Michael Bloomberg.
05.29.2006 | SOCIETY
Immigrants: You too can live the American dream and hire someone for six dollars an hour.
05.04.2006 | CULTURE
Smile: You're on Surveillance Camera
Millions of security cams are installed every year, few uninstalled.
04.10.2006 | TECHNOLOGY
Open Letter to Dick Cheney: Get Back in the Hunt
Better yet--bring the entire Heritage Foundation on a Civil War reenactment weekend.
03.05.2006 | POLITICS
Calling the Barrel Black
Giving subsidies to big oil is like giving the Yankees Barry Bonds to DH.
02.17.2006 | POLITICS
Out of the Freying Pan
Calling all substance abusers: Fake journalism needs you.
02.01.2006 | CULTURE
Don't Ask, Don't Swell
Earth to Catholic Church: Try a pink blanket instead of a pink slip.
01.06.2006 | RELIGION
My life as a guerilla in New York City's car wars.
12.20.2005 | SOCIETY
What Does FEMA Really Stand For?
The acrostics of a disaster.
09.15.2005 | ENVIRONMENT
Duck and Cover
Assault weapons are as American as apple pie. They just don't taste as good.
09.15.2004 | POLITICS