Posts Tagged ‘New York’

To Consider

11May10

Some things to consider… …from today’s Boston Globe: The economy needs a half million new jobs every month for the next four years, just to return to the prerecession unemployment rate of 2006. And that economy was nothing to brag about, with average wage growth lagging behind inflation since 2001. 500,000 jobs a month! Will […]


Bullet Dodged

02May10

Imagine if it had gone off. A crude car bomb of propane, gasoline and fireworks was discovered in a smoking Nissan Pathfinder in the heart of Times Square on Saturday evening, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers on a warm and busy night. Terror doesn’t require complex plans like the 9/11 attacks. […]


A Sober Kennedy

22Jan09

What an idiot. Caroline Kennedy, who stunningly quit her push for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, is dealing with a “tax problem and a potential nanny issue,” a source close to Gov. Paterson said Thursday. Doesn’t Caroline realize that tax problems aren’t a problem in the year that we’re seeing Barack change the way Washington does […]


Sullied State

16Jan09

The symbol of everything that’s wrong with America is its newest hero. Civil engineer Robert Bea wasn’t surprised when he learned the name of the cool-headed pilot who guided his hobbled jetliner over the city and landed it in the Hudson River. The pilot, after all, had been studying crisis management. Those lives were saved […]


Rich Girl

23Dec08

What do you want from her? If she were applying to be, say, an undersecretary of education in Barack Obama’s new administration, Caroline Kennedy would have to fill out a 63-item confidential questionnaire disclosing potentially embarrassing text messages and diary entries, the immigration status of her household staff, even copies of every résumé she used […]


Should states be bailed out by the feds? New taxes, deep cuts to education and health care, and a restructuring of the state’s economic development programs will be hallmarks of Gov. David Paterson’s first budget plan to be released in two days, according to interviews of people briefed on components. One of the good things […]