It has been over 45 years since John F. Kennedy campaigned against Richard Nixon, an inveterate anticommunist with impressive foreign-policy credentials, on the “missile gap.”
Contending that the Eisenhower administration had left America vulnerable to Soviet military expansion and that new leadership was needed to set a course for the future, John Kennedy—a thinly Read More
Chuck Schumer wants to see a presidential debate at Hofstra. The Nassau-based school applied to host one of the presidentail debates recently which, if successful, might bring Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani back to debate in front of their home crowd.
In letters to the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, and the Read More
I knew that one day I’d be reading in the paper about Arthur’s death, but never really believed it. He was too intensely, happily alive—too energetic. The consummate New Yorker, he was a man about town even as he began to fail physically in the final months. Those of us who were lucky enough to Read More
I just got off the phone with a legendary spy. Well, let me amend that: a legendary counterspy. Legendary at least to those who have followed the twists and turns of one of the great unresolved spy mysteries of the past century, one of the secret pivots in the clandestine history of the Cold War: Read More
This Year’s Position, Last Year’s Position, Name, Total Mentions
1 1 President Bill Clinton 358
2 2 Madonna, singer 308
3 10 Diana, Princess of Wales 259
4 5 Mayor Rudolph Giuliani 234
5 4 O.J. Simpson, retired football player 195
6 16 Donald Trump, real-estate developer 182
7 7 First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton Read More
Eliot Spitzer has treated the J.F.K. Rail Link cooly, and even the Port Authority board, half of whose members were appoitned by the project’s biggest champion, Gov. Pataki, is not expected to try to change his mind. An ally of the Governor told us, in reference to today’s article on state boards and Read More
In reading Dershowitz’s rebuttal to Mearsheimer and Walt, I noticed something else he said:
“It is rightfully considered vile to suggest that American Catholic politicians such as John F. Kennedy and John Kerry owe their primary allegiance to the Vatican over the United States.”
Dershowitz is saying, Don’t you dare bring up Jewishness Read More
Mac vs. PC
MAC: Hi, I’m a Mac!
PC: Hi, I’m a PC!
USER: Yeah, we’ve met? I work with you [points to PC] at the office, and I work with you [points to MAC] at home.
MAC: Cool, ’cause I’m more informal and creative, right? And he’s all square and “official.”
PC: For Read More
A few years ago, supporters of a new train to J.F.K. Airport looked around for someone who would bring their case to the nation’s capital.
All they saw were Democrats.
They had to branch out, beyond Manhattan’s Congressional delegation and the state’s two Senators. They ended up finding their man in an unlikely place: that Read More
Already tired of Le Cirque coverage, you say? Well, there is a lot more than just the red carpet sightings here! Tom McGeveran and Michael Calderone head up to One Beacon Court’s 55th floor penthouse, marvel at the technocratic wonderland of Bloomberg LP headquarters, and head downstairs to a couple Le Cirque opening parties. Read More