Every journey begins with a footstep . . . . (c) Hallmark Corp.
It seems to me that whenever I have been around a laboratory at a time when something very interesting has happened, it has at first seemed to be quite funny. There’s laughter connected with the surprise — it does look funny. And whenever you hear laughter and somebody saying, ‘But that’s preposterous!’ — you can tell that things are going well and that something probably worth looking at has begun to happen in the lab. — Lewis Thomas, the former dean of medicine at Yale and president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute
This take by TNR’s Michael Crowley on HRC’s start at State seems perceptive although tending towards soft HRC bashing. Its opening is appropriately evocative: The seventh floor of the U.S. State Department is a generally dreary place. Its employees roam hallways so long and confusing that they are color-coded for guidance. Fluorescent lights throw down [...]
Betrayal is in the air. Doubt spreads as Festivus approaches. Nitpickers pounced right after inauguration. They see collusion in the Citi Corp bailout. They also fail to grok that what’s good for Goldman Sachs is good for Goldman Sachs. “Just look at the timeline of the Citigroup deal,” says one leading Democratic consultant. “Just look [...]
Regardless how one feels about MSNBC/NBC, we should take a moment of silence for the passing of Tim Russert. All life is precious and all families feel the pain of loss; the hole in life that will never be filled. We wish you God speed Mr. Russert. Yet let us be clear. Mr. Russert in [...]