It's deadline day for the Metropolitan Opera. The musicians' contract with the opera company is scheduled to run out at midnight on Thursday, and general manager Peter Gelb has threatened to suspend pay or benefits if a contract is not reached in time.
"Where are you from? What have you done?" a tiny 80-year-old woman demands, peering out from the doorway of her Jersey City home. "I've never heard of you." Aaron Fraser is standing on the woman's wide wooden veranda, asking if she will sign a petition in support of adding his name to the ballot fo ... More >>
This weekend we got another fat load of WikiLeaks, based on purloined diplomatic cables to and from the U.S. State Department. As happened when Julian Assange's muckraking endeavor leaked U.S. military data from Iraq earlier this year, conservatives are outraged, and some call, as before, for the ex ... More >>
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.
This week Time magazine had an interesting feature on the Obama Administration's alleged realization that it needed to strike back at "what the White House believes to be misleading or simply false claims..." You have to wonder what took them so long -- and whether such a counter-attack could pos ... More >>
The many scams of Bloomberg's hip TV execs
Today at a Crain's Business Breakfast Forum, former Mayor and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani told listeners that "the only way I could get elected governor is the way I got elected mayor -- things have to be so bad..." He got a big laugh there, but later said that, if he though ... More >>
So what's the value of the official seal of approval that outgoing D.A. Robert Morgenthau bestowed on his designated successor, Cyrus Vance Jr. yesterday as he made a formal endorsement on the courthouse steps in Foley Square?A lot - that is, if the findings of a poll commissioned back in January ... More >>
A veteran provocateur brings a punk aesthetic to her survey exhibition at P.S.1
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
The official “Draft Bloomberg” organization is here, vowing to raise money for the potential campaign of a man whose principal appeal is that he does not need anyone’s money but his own. The new organization, founded jointly by Unity’08 deserters Republican Doug Bailey, a former GOP consu ... More >>
Reagan's mass firing of air traffic controllers made American skies much less safe in the 1980s. Is Bush's flight plan the same?
A 73-year-old judge renews the law, to the anger of the commander in chief
A judge who came out of the civil rights movement teaches Bush the Constitution.
Rice, Bush, McCain all say no compromise
Recruiter on trial for selling IDs to enlist illegals
Pataki and Giuliani rewrite 9-11 history to bolster Bush, prepare for their 2008 race
Bile for Bush fuels a boom in readers, advertising for lefty magazines
Righteous populism holds the key to vanquishing Bush forever
Kucinich fights the good anti-fight
Ronald Reagan, 19112004
Facing Iraq duty, two U.S. G.I.'s head north to seek asylum
Castro's Judges Burn Books 'Lacking Usefulness'
Were Trips to Iraq Meant to Secure Pipeline Deal?
Terrorist Attacks Redraw the Global Map
Uncle Sam's Medical Pot Project Is Light on Research, Heavy on Compassion
Right Joins Left in Call For an End to the Drug War
Electing the Pop Star in Chief
Bradley, Gore Court D.C.'s Non-Voting 'Senator'
Milosevic Moves as Administration Stalls
Amadou's mother's plea to Hillary