A journalism center named after the late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was murdered while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002, has been opened at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, the AP reports.
The new center further validates Mr. Pearl’s enduring legacy, which survives in and out of journalism.
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The Republican Party has been on the winning side of the past five mayoral races, which means that a generation of New Yorkers has come of age without realizing that there was a time not so long ago when Republicans routinely nominated sacrificial lambs for the city’s highest elective office.
As the mayoral campaign of 2013 approaches, there are signs that the Republican Party has no desire to return to the old days, when it was a nonplayer in municipal affairs. That no doubt explains the recent chatter concerning the party’s admiration of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
News reports indicate that the GOP would be more than happy to have Mr. Kelly’s name on the top of its ticket next year. And why not?