Stories by Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992. subscribe to Jane Smiley's feed

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010, Source: Huffington Post

In America, you are never supposed to treat divorce with anything but appalled lamentations. Here's an alternative.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

The Sarah Palin pick is an attempt to turn the women's movement upside down, offering someone who reinforces patriarchal power.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

When Barack Obama tells the truth about conditions as we know them Hillary takes the low road.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

There's no excuse for adding a war-monger with blood on his hands to the NYT's op-ed page.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

We should take the criminality of the Bush administration's torture policy seriously, and that means making sure they are not above the law. <i>(Also: A waterboarding simulation photoseries.)</i>

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Americans will always have guns. But it would be nice if the gun-toting right wing admitted that there is a price we pay.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Let's put it this way: Carpet bombing is much more costly in every way than good intelligence and loyal allies. It's a pocketbook issue.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The longer Bush is in office, the more his psychology becomes clear. He's not a well-meaning doofus; he's a madman.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

There aren't many tyrants in history who can truthfully say they put the entire future of civilization at risk just to make a buck -- but Dick Cheney can.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Since Reagan's election, our government has catered to the needs of corporations that refuse to accept the destructive consequences of their actions.

Posted on: May 15, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Temper tantrums, blaming others, revenge-seeking, destruction of property, deceitfulness and stealing -- it all adds up to a grim diagnosis.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Why Islamic rioters in the Middle East and Europe are like South Carolinians during the American Civil War.