New York Times op-ed writer whose syndicated column focused on such topics as racism, poverty, and war. He was also a member of Demos, a liberal think-tank.
In 1988, he graduated from the State University of New York with a degree in journalism.
He received the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award.
He grew up in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey as the son of upholstery store owners.
He was once mentioned in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's popular situation comedy.