Much of the day-before chatter about the House is centering on national polling numbers that show Republicans drawing closer to Democrats in a generic ballot, with Drudge, among others, pushing the idea of a last-minute surge.
But the latest race-by-race data still portends a big day for Democrats tomorrow. For incumbents, the magic number Read More
Hillary Clinton is not sorry for her vote on Iraq. The video is here.
Christie Whitman says Rudy Giuliani didn’t do enough to protect 9/11 workers on the pile.
The New York Post endorsed Eliot Spitzer, saying, ” Barring a seismic reversal of fortune, Eliot Spitzer will Read More
It seemed like a good idea, and no doubt Christine Todd Whitman, the outgoing head of the Environmental Protection Agency, found it appealing. Two years ago, the E.P.A. launched a massive effort to review, catalog and analyze the many environmental problems that plague the country and, therefore, the world. When published, this report would serve Read More
After more than two years of humiliation and unacknowledged frustration, Christine Todd Whitman is leaving as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
What took her so long?
Under George W. Bush, the job of E.P.A. administrator became little more than a make-work job for a high-profile female Republican with a suburban, swing-state constituency. Ms. Read More
Sometime around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, upstate New York Congressman John Sweeney got a phone call from Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was, said Mr. Sweeney’s spokesman, Kevin Madden, an 11th-hour heads-up about a story about to break in The New York Times the next day.
The E.P.A. had sent Read More
In the midst of the questions swirling around Congressman
Gary Condit and the disappearance of Chandra Levy, The Wall Street Journal published a glowing article on Senator
William Frist, Republican of Tennessee, writing that he was shining proof that
Congress was not composed entirely of “lowlifes.” It seems that Journal columnist Al Hunt had dinner Read More
The upper Hudson River is particularly inviting at this time of year. Sun glints off the blue-brown water as the wide river meanders through green farmland, the smell of fresh water seducing a casual passerby to dangle a toe in the cool stream. This landscape does not have the dramatic cliffs and rocks of the Read More
Protecting public water supplies by removing dangerous
pollutants sounds like common sense to most people. No doubt that is why, after
George W. Bush rescinded a Clinton regulation mandating lower levels of arsenic
in drinking water, opinion polls showed a spike of citizen outrage and prompted
a promise of “further study” by his abject environmental Read More
Has Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton already worn down New
Yorkers’ sense of outrage? Have her constituents already accepted that a
certain level of corruption, dishonesty and narcissism is the price of doing
business with the new junior Senator? In
the five short months since she was elected, Mrs. Clinton has accumulated
a string of unseemly Read More
As George W. Bush prepares to take office, the statesmen and
observers who will shape and comment on the events of his administration ready
themselves with preliminary grappling.
The first to die in action, even before taking office, was
Linda Chavez, nominated for Secretary of Labor. She claimed that the
illegal-alien woman who lived Read More