After Paul Krugman said the anniversary of Sept. 11 was an “occasion for shame” yesterday, bloggers and pundits sprang to action, one accusing the New York Times columnist of being a “smug coward,” others asking if the “hack” should be fired.
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Late Friday night, according to his now-infamous Twitter feed, Keith Urbahn toasted the end of the work week with a tall mint julep on a warm Washington evening, made from mint from his garden and 1792 small-batch Kentucky bourbon.
By the end of the weekend, Mr. Urbahn, 27, had become a minor celebrity in Read More
In a statement, book publisher Sentinel said it will be releasing the memoirs of Donald Rumsfeld this January, the AP reports. The book will be called Known and Unknown, and will detail such Rumsfeld life stages as his childhood, his initiation into and long career in politics, and his role as the secretary of Read More
Ed Whitacre, who has led General Motors to a vastly new era or optimism and profit, shocked the business world today when he announced that he’s stepping down in a few weeks. His replacement will be a relatively anonymous director named Dan Akerson, currently at the strange and omnipotent Carlyle Group. As everyone Read More
Filmmaker Alex Gibney has a post on his Atlantic page about what should have been a very awkward encounter with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld–who he accused of sanctioning torture in his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side–at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
But Mr. Rumsfeld was in a good mood, so he smiled and 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 analysis for every recent Read More
When he’s not grilling rocker Jon Bon Jovi, or tooling around Dubai with ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft is often found chatting up the various characters at Café Luxembourg on West 70th Street.
“It’s always been my local,” said Mr. Kroft.
On Sept. 10, owner Lynn Wagenknecht’s longtime celebrity Read More
Eighteen months after former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld retreated from his post under heavy criticism for, among other things, mishandling the invasion of Iraq and legitimizing torture as an interrogation technique, some Washington insiders are revisiting his strategies and tactics.
Notably, resurrecting Rumsfeld’s idea – a comprehensive plan to overhaul the military – hasn’t Read More
The topic today is an adversary that poses a threat, a serious threat, to the security of the United States of America. This adversary is one of the world’s last bastions of central planning. It governs by dictating five-year plans. From a single capital, it attempts to impose its demands across time zones, continents, oceans Read More
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld secured a book deal yesterday from Sentinel, the conservative publishing imprint of Penguin Books USA. Sentinel publisher Adrian Zackheim acquired the book via Washington lawyer Robert Barnett, who represents many of Washington’s most powerful figures when they decide to write books and often gets them enormous, seven-figure advances.
Mr. Read More