Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is in Washington today. You might not have known that, except that today his office took the unorthodox step of putting out a public schedule.
PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDREW M. CUOMO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
Attorney General Cuomo is in Washington, D.C.
1:15PM Attends meeting with President Read More
Timothy Geithner is a very busy man–too busy to take a call from just anyone–according to some new calendars obtained by the Associated Press. “What the calendars show,” the AP writes, “is that only a select few can call the treasury secretary.”
For instance, when Congressman Xavier Becerra, who sits on a couple Read More
This seems like a good time to step back and see where we are and how we got that way.
In last Sunday’s Times, William Cohan and Sandy Lewis laid out a very convincing debunking of what many people with a grain of common sense and market experience believe to be a rosy propaganda Read More
Noam Scheiber, the columnist and senior editor at The New Republic, is writing a book about the Obama administration’s handling of the economic crisis. It will be published by the flagship imprint of Simon & Schuster and overseen by editor in chief Priscilla Painton, who acquired the book at auction last month. According to Ms. Read More
For today’s sermon, let us return to the always popular subject, Your Dollars and Mine at Work and Play. I doubt that 1 in 10,000 of We the Taxpayers (and 0 in 535 on Capitol Hill) has a grasp of what has really been going on in the Great Geithner Giveaway, so let me lay Read More
Last week I turned 73. In all that time (as it seems to me), I cannot recall seeing anything in a newspaper that filled me with as much disgust and outrage as this, which appeared on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times: “After Off Year, Wall Street Pay Is Bouncing Back.”
I Read More
Let me begin this week’s sermon by quoting from myself, from a piece I wrote for Forbes.com last October:
“Most halfway educated people know about idiots savants, people who are dyslexic, autistic or otherwise gravely impaired by ‘normal’ cognitive and psychological metrics, but who can reel off complex algorithms and theorems or intuit great Read More
Not long ago, President Barack Obama finally got around to filling three of the top jobs at the Treasury Department that had been vacant since his inauguration.
But even afterward, one top financial job was left conspicuously unfilled—namely, the role of Economic Surrogate in Chief.
A good economic statesman—somebody who can crunch budget projections by Read More
Referring to the ever-shifting consensus of the cable news world, Barack Obama noted at a Democratic fund-raising dinner on Wednesday night that "One day, I'm a genius. One day, I'm a bum. You know, every day there's a new winner and a new loser."
Of course, it's not just talking heads on cable Read More
Stupidity, obesity, and nudity have driven our beautiful society into the muck Read More