Doing anything remotely interesting will bring criticism. Attempting to do anything large-scale and interesting will bring armies of detractors and saboteurs. This is fine—if you are willing to take the heat. Read More
National Republicans are making a morbid political bet. It goes something like this: If there’s a deadly terrorist incident in the next three years, we win – big.
Their almost uniformly hysterical response to President Obama’s decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terrorists to New York to face charges in federal Read More
Here’s a new piece of Michael Bloomberg campaign literature featuring two things you won’t see on Bill Thompson’s pieces anytime soon: Colin Powell and the New York Post logo.
I didn’t see it being handed out at the parade in Brooklyn yesterday, but if you get it, let me know where Read More
A Bloomberg aide sends over this shot from today’s parade. Read More
Colin Powell, George W. Bush’s first Secretary of State, was just on Larry King endorsing Michael Bloomberg.
Here’s a transcript of Powell’s remarks (courtesy of the Bloomberg campaign):
KING: So you leave New York, but New York never leaves you. Therefore, do you have a thought about the Mayor’s race?
POWELL: Of course, Read More
Barack Obama won't complete his 100th day in office until next Wednesday, but already the reviews and commemorations are pouring in. Obama's has already been the most closely watched and dissected presidency of the media age, but the 100-day mark has been commemorated with similarly intense media Read More
There are no jokes in Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column this morning. There is no Latin (or pseudo-Latin like quid profiterole), no dialogue or out-sourcing or a single reference to Barney’s.
Today, Ms. Dowd set aside her Pulitzer-winning bells and whistles to Read More
Colin Powell has done the right thing for a change, and done it gracefully, so he may hope that he can avoid delivering the full mea culpa that the country still has coming from him. This endorsement is not about race, as the racists insist, but about rehabilitation.
The overprivileged grifters Read More
For nearly two decades, Colin Powell has been one of the most respected public figures in the United States, a man who very well could have claimed the presidency in 1996 had he wanted it, and whose dramatic (even if it really wasn’t a surprise) endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday just might put this Read More
For nearly two decades, Colin Powell has been one of the most respected public figures in the United States, a man who very well could have claimed the presidency in 1996 had he wanted it, and whose dramatic (even if it really wasn’t a surprise) endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday just might put this year’s Read More