WASHINGTON-Representative Charles Rangel of Harlem isn’t shy about reminding a listener that he played a big role in making Hillary Clinton a U.S. Senator from New York three years ago. Now, however, he’s talking about his next project: making Wesley Clark President of the United States.
“Even before he declared his candidacy, I used to Read More
The last time I called up Bill Blass, his unmistakably gravelly voice had been reduced to a whisper by throat cancer. Still, it retained all its authoritative nonchalance. “Hello, kid,” he said, “are you still employed?” Friends of Blass, whether they were house cleaners, journalists, clotheshorses or ambassadors, could all have expected a similar greeting. Read More
Sputnik: The Shock of the Century , by Paul Dickson. Walker & Company, 310 pages, $28.
Junior-high history classes and cable-TV retrospectives have long hammered it into the head of anyone under 50 that the Soviet launch of the world’s first satellite on Oct. 4, 1957, was both an epoch-making event and a national trauma Read More
In June, Warren Stephens, the 42-year-old president and chief executive of Stephens Inc., a Little Rock, Ark.-based investment firm, signed a deal to buy a five-story town house at 48 East 65th Street for $8 million. The stately, gated home, which touches the restaurant Daniel next door, will be a pied-à-terre for Mr. Stephens, his Read More
The few New Yorkers who already have an eye fixed on next year’s U.S. Senate race can be assured that Rudy Giuliani’s campaign theme-beyond the fact that he actually lives here-will be his record on crime, and how we should vote for the man who took back the city from the Sons of the Son Read More
Forty years after the desegregation at gunpoint of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., have we done all we can do to achieve the ideal of fairness in America? Can we say honestly that this is a colorblind society, where children have the same chances at birth regardless of race, where jobs and educational Read More