It Takes a Pillage, Part 4
The scene: A nicely appointed office, heavy drapes, strong scent of freshly baked cookies.
THE AIDE: Senator, our man inside is still working on breaking down the names of everyone in Hollywood who gave He Who Shall Not Be Named that $1.3 million last week ….
THE SENATOR: Big Read More
Federal officials said that the mayor’s sting operation on out-of-state gun dealers may have broken the law.
More records were sought in the federal probe into Joe Bruno.
Newsday describes Eliot Spitzer’s fight with the legislature as “war.”
Spitzer, opting for a boxing metaphor, told donors he’ll win the next round. Read More
On Saturday, Henry Kissenger will host a fundraiser for KT McFarland.
An anti-war rally will be held in front of the ExxonMobile building.
A forum on the lingering effects of World Trade Center exposure will take place on Governor’s Island.
On Monday George Pataki will speak to the National Press Read More
Moynihan’s Grand Vision
During his four terms as a United States Senator, Daniel Patrick Moynihan often sighed in frustration over the lost art of thinking big. New York City, the late Senator complained, had lost its ability to conceive and execute public-works projects worthy of a world capital.
In his last years, Moynihan championed (and Read More
The Times reports on Eliot Spitzer’s expanding influence in Albany.
The State plans to sue Exxon over a decades old oil spill.
The Daily News reports on Eliot Spitzer’s support for Carl Andrews.
The Albany Times Union reports Tom Suozzi may pursue an independent bid for governor.
The centerpiece of Irving Petlin’s exhibition of paintings and drawings at Kent Gallery is The Entry of Christ into Washington (2005), a tripartite canvas of about five by 12 feet. It’s an homage, of sorts, to Belgian painter James Ensor’s Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889, one of the more quizzical masterpieces of early modernist Read More
In the April 24 issue of The Observer, there appeared a letter of mine to Roger Altman with respect to the Hamilton Project, of which he’s a sponsor and a member of the Advisory Council. He replied the next day with the courteous, mature good humor typical of him. He expressed his personal fondness for Read More
The only camera at Jeanine Pirro’s press conference just now was wielded by the Democrats’ tracker, and The Politicker was joined by just one other print reporter, a Post GA, in the sun in front of a Mobil station on 42nd and 11th.
Still, Jeanine put a cheerful face on her fifth Read More
For 30 years or longer, American politicians and policymakers have known that our national appetite for cheap, polluting fossil fuels is unsustainable—as well as how that appetite continues to endanger the environment, the economy and national security. The “energy crisis” that came and went so long ago has now returned, with gas and oil prices Read More
It’s always interesting when a powerful institution takes a public look at itself. Last Sunday, The New York Times published a review of Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, a book by journalist Laurel Leff, which details how The Times skirted the issue of the Holocaust during the early 1940′s, Read More