Did you see outgoing House Speaker John Boehner on “Face the Nation” Sunday? Clearly a good and decent man who was exceptionally moved to have the Pope accept his inivtation to address the Joint Meeting of Congress. It is a lovely segment. As Speaker, he faced a tough job trying to deal with the […]
Watch President Clinton outline the state of the world as he opens yesterday’s session of the Clinton Global Initiative. There is so much to be hopeful about — as seen more clearly in the trendlines than the headlines — and so much in what he and his team have helped catalyze since leaving office to […]
Well, it was thrilling, even from my vantage point. (From my vantage point: a giant dumptruck — filled with dirt to make it extra heavy — parked below my window to block cars from breaching the secure perimeter.) And thrilling to watch his speech to the UN (on TV, like everybody else) imagining that in the days […]
Atheist though I am, I love the teachings and spirit of Jesus, one of the two Jews I’m proudest of. (You do know he was Jewish, right?)
Well, no pope in my memory has ever “gotten” those teachings and that spirit as well as this one, gracing us with his presence this week. I’m […]
And then there’s this OK Go production. Barely passed 10 million views, yet kinda neat if you like dogs. (What? Someone doesn’t […]
As of this writing, you could snag two good seats to tomorrow’s matinee for $861.62 each in Row P (seats 103-104) or economize in the fifth row of the mezzanine for $484.88 each.
But you can also listen to the original cast album, free, just-released made available here on NPR.
Three things the next president […]
We learned in the second debate that Trump has a sense of humor — “Humble” is the Secret Service code name he suggests — and learned, yet again (if you ask me), that he won’t be the Republican nominee.
That first exchange with Rand Paul, which Paul likened, in semi-disbelief, to “junior high,” was so appropriate […]
Stuff like this gets little notice, but, per USA Today . . .
The Justice Department said in a court filing this week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete personal emails from her personal server.
The Justice filing was in a lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial […]
Here’s the link, if the video’s not showing up in your browser or email.
As I have written before, I am enthusiastically neutral among all our fine Democratic candidates — knowing that whichever one gets the nomination will be miles ahead (in my view) of the Republican. As noted a couple of weeks […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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