NY Times Publisher Beyond Parody
"You weren't supposed to be graduating into an
"Breaking a Travel Stereotype - Women, Minorities and Gays Make Business Trips, Too." - Headline to Michael Luongo's May 23 Business story.
"Older South Koreans, who still look upon the North as an enemy, want to see images of starving North Korean babies, Mr. Jong said. Younger people, who often want friendly relations with the North, want to see the clean streets of
Murderous Mao As a "George Washington, James Dean...Pop Figure"
"Mao's image may also be considered
Gore Vindicated by "Melting Ice Caps and Toasty Winters"
"The warnings of global warming that led former President George Bush to mock Mr. Gore as 'Ozone Man' in 1992 hardly seem far-fetched in these days of melting ice caps and toasty winters. Mr. Gore's tough condemnation of the war in
Bush the "Cowboy Commander in Chief"
"But in an unusual admission of a personal mistake, Mr. Bush said he regretted challenging insurgents in
Gore's Vision of Enviro-Apocalypse "Bluntly Effective" & "A Necessary Film"
"He speaks of the need to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions as a 'moral imperative,' and most people who see this movie will do so out of a sense of duty, which seems to me entirely appropriate. Luckily, it happens to be a well-made documentary, edited crisply enough to keep it from feeling like 90 minutes of C-Span and shaped to give Mr. Gore's argument a real sense of drama. As unsettling as it can be, it is also intellectually exhilarating, and, like any good piece of pedagogy, whets the appetite for further study. This is not everything you need to know about global warming: that's the point. But it is a good place to start, and to continue, a process of education that could hardly be more urgent. 'An Inconvenient Truth' is a necessary film." - Chief movie critic A.O. Scott's May 24 review of Al Gore's global warming movie.
"...as a user-friendly introduction to global warming and a succinct summary of many of the central arguments laid out in those other volumes, 'An Inconvenient Truth' is lucid, harrowing and bluntly effective." - Chief book critic Michiko Kakutani on the book tie-in to Al Gore's global warming movie, May 23.
It's Official: Lack of Funding to Blame for Everything
"Parts of Amtrak's electric system date to the 1930's, but Amtrak officials said it was not clear whether the age of the equipment or the historical lack of financing for Amtrak was a factor." - Patrick McGeehan, May 26.
The Day the Thin Mints Attacked
AI've been taking my daughter around the block lately, helping her unload Girl Scout cookies on obliging neighbors - and wondering whether we're killing them. The problem is that most of those Girl Scout cookies have trans fatty acids. Those are the worst kind of fat, killing far more Americans than Al Qaeda manages to." - From Nicholas Kristof's May 21 column.