Gersh's "American Beat" column debuted in January, 2001 and quickly captured the hearts and minds of all America. Click HERE to read columns from 2002 or click HERE for all columns from 2001.
The City of York, PA passes the hat
Fly the friendly -- and scantily clad -- skies!
On the front lines in New York's Burger War
A Super Bowl preview story (for Newsweek Int'l)
Al Sharpton runs for president. Oooh, we're SCARED!
How NASA is turning space into a strip mall
A giant game for man -- and a giant leap back for Mankind
A politician actually keeps a promise. Actually 380 of them.
Hey Liberal kids! Let's put on a show...with six-foot penises!
An ode to Bulgaria -- our only real friend
Gersh's personal statement about the war!
NYC's lawmakers oppose and support the war -- at the same time!
Not Hizzoner, but an incredible (an incredibly bad) simulation
Ordering a plate of freedom fries isn't so easy (for Newsweek Int'l)
The New York Stock Exchange's un-American values
No-smoking law turns New York into one long block party!
The Iraqi Ambassador high-tails it out of New York
Does "Bull Durham" really deserve a 15th birthday party?
Was Watergate just a figment of Jayson Blair's imagination?
In NYC, if you can't smoke it, eat it: Tobacco's the new spice of life
Hollywood reaches rock bottom: "The In-Laws" is remade
Georgia puts God on the Stars and Bars
New York City sells itself. Is the Brooklyn Bridge next?
Just how good is your tour guide? In NYC, they'll be tested
Can video games be good for you? Our columnist finds out
Gersh makes another attempt to defend the "Fat Tax"
Will dancing finally become legal in New York City?
The greatest eater of all time does it again!
God Bless America: Patriotic dirge and 7th-inning scourge!
Getting around town on a fake ID is easier than it should be
The latest insult to Grant's Tomb: A bouncy Beyonce Knowles!
A shooting at New York's City Hall invites another call to ban guns
It's Vietnam vs. the United States, Round 2 (Catfish)
Could it be -- possibly? Maybe? -- that liberals are finally BACK?
How the media failed the voters of California and joined Arnold.
A review of Madonna's kids book -- and an angry societal indictment
The home of espresso considers taxing its beloved brew
A college loser I knew runs for Senate -- and now I feel like a loser
A look inside the last remnant of Cold War hysteria
The Ah-nold roadshow comes to NYC -- and it's fahn-tas-tik!
We're still fat, and here's why: We live fat.
The Dean Machine rolls into NYC. Can this man actually win?
Miss Afghanistan may be controversial, but she's also hot!
What does $1 million get you in Manhattan? Wlk-in clst/No Vu
An Austrian American President? It could happen.
Ralph Nader sees social decay? Blame Ralph Nader!
Finally, an addictive drug that doesn't make you feel guilty
The "Freedom Tower" is an oxymoron
Ronald Reagan saved my life -- my social life, that is (for Int'l)
What will be news in 2004? A year in preview
What does Burger King have against breast milk?