On Capitol Hill, the latest Republican fad is to get in front of a microphone or a TV camera and demand the resignation of Kofi Annan. According to certain members of Congress, the U.N. Secretary General must leave office immediately because of reported corruption in the oil-for-food program.
Leading this mob is Senator Norm Coleman, Read More
The end of the Presidential campaign signaled not the end of the political season, but the beginning of a new cycle of rhetoric, advertisements, spin and back-stabbing.
Welcome to Campaign ’05: The Race for Mayor.
Michael Bloomberg is up for re-election next year, and the Republican businessman turned politician looks strong as he prepares Read More
Democrats of Manhattan, rise and shine! It’s been over a week now. The American people have spoken, and what they said was: They don’t want you. The vote is in, the map is more red than blue, that smirking jerk you love to hate is back for four more years. So now what?
Clearly, your Read More
Sometimes what doesn’t make the newspapers and television news programs is news all by itself. Take, for example, the almost total lack of media coverage of the recently disclosed fact that U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s son, Kojo Annan, once worked for, and was later a consultant to, the Swiss-based firm Cotecna, which the U.N. Read More
After listening to George W. Bush address the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 10, the question is whether the Presidential suit is half-empty or half-full. Has Mr. Bush fully grasped the need to move beyond the unilateralist attitudes of his party, or is he merely mouthing platitudes that serve the needs of wartime?
The Read More
How to Shoot a Mobster
If you’ve ever wondered where casting directors find the tough guys who play the wiseguys in gangster movies and on HBO’s series The Sopranos , well, on the night of Jan. 10 most of the fellas were at an art gallery, looking at photographs of themselves that were a vast Read More