We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him"). President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him.
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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 >>
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
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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.
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