How mind-bogglingly crazy is it that several states—including my own New York—are considering bankruptcy? Of course, states don’t qualify for bankruptcy, but a move is afoot in Congress to create a kind […]
Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #105: The Illustrated Dick
“When all you are becomes defined as the amount of information traceable to you, what are we then? What have we become, in a world where there is no separation, no door, […]
Nota Bene #98: A More Glorious Dawn Awaits
“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled […]
Nota Bene #97: toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu'!
“To be truly free, and truly to appreciate its freedom, a society must be literate.”
Nota Bene #89: Horrors
With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe… Once upon a midnight dreary, as you quaffed drinks brown and beery, Came a tapping amid the gloom, upon the closed door of your room. You […]
Reality is making us sick, and fantasy can't cure us
You’re honey child to a swarm of bees Gonna blow right through you like a breeze Give me one last dance Well slide down the surface of things You’re the real thing […]
Beyond the soaring rhetoric of Obama's Cairo speech: a toxic innocence at home
by Phil Rockstroh Even as President Barrack Obama waxed eloquent in Cairo, Egypt, on the moral imperatives of the community of nations, public opinion polls released in the United States revealed that, […]
The Trib is dead; long live the Trib?
The first domino has fallen. The Tribune Co., publisher of what used to be some of America’s best newspapers and operators of 23 television stations, has filed for bankruptcy, citing nearly $13 […]
An honest-to-God advocate gets a top job
No, not on the national security team — get real. And not exactly a top job — her power as head of a panel. . . . extends a bit beyond the […]