February 2, 2013 |
It will come as news to many, no doubt, that there is a Warhol on the moon. And a Rauschenberg and an Oldenburg - a whole "Moon Museum," in fact, containing the work of six artists in all, in the form of drawings inscribed on the surface of a ceramic chip roughly the size of a thumbprint. Conceived by the artist Forrest Myers in 1969, the chip was fabricated in collaboration with scientists at Bell Laboratories and illicitly slipped by a willing engineer between some sheets of insulation on the Apollo 12 lander module.
December 8, 2012
Re "Why the poor favor the Democrats," Opinion, Dec. 3 Where were reports like this, by Zoltan Hajnal and Jeremy D. Horowitz, before the election? Why is it that something generally known or felt by the public - that the poor and minorities fare better under Democratic presidents - is so difficult for the politicians to comprehend? And why is the information not more widely disseminated on a regular basis, especially to those who think such statistics are "made up"? Any Democratic candidate could have used sucha report to tremendous advantage and perhaps saved millions of donor dollars.
October 16, 2012 |
The last question of Tuesday night's debate was the kind of query that tests the cleverness of an accomplished politician. It also - quite unexpectedly -- gave each candidate the opportunity to address one of Mitt Romney's worst moments of the campaign. That's because, curiously, Romney raised the issue himself. “What do you believe is the biggest misperception that the American people have about you as a man and a candidate?” asked undecided voter Barry Green. “Using specific examples, can you take this opportunity to debunk that misperception and set us straight?
September 7, 2012
Re "Clinton lends aura," Sept. 6 Aura is just what it was as former President Clinton brought hope and inspiration to the table. While the Republicans' convention seemed locked in tearing down the opposition, the Democrats' convention has yielded a breath of fresh air and has gone straight to the heart with the monumental challenges and some potential light in the tunnel of economic doldrums facing our nation. Clinton's was a feel-good speech and direly needed. At a time when I was seriously nervous about the coming election, Clinton leveled the playing field and gave a sense of calm that I hope millions out there connected with.
May 31, 2012 |
FREMONT, Calif. - Mitt Romney made a secretive trip to the shuttered headquarters of the Solyndra solar-energy company, arguing it was a symbol of “crony capitalism” that received federal loan guarantees because of its ties to the Obama administration, and asserting that it showed the president's lack of understanding of how the economy works. “It's a symbol not of success but of failure. It's also a symbol of a serious conflict of interest,” Romney told reporters across the street from the glass building, reiterating a Republican charge that the firm received a $535-million federal loan guarantee because one of its largest investors is a major fundraiser for Obama.
May 22, 2012 |
It's come to this: Joe Biden compared Mitt Romney to a horse. The vice president, campaigning in New Hampshire on Tuesday, argued that Romney has it wrong when he tells voters that things "have gotten much worse" and that Obama administration policies are to blame. Biden was armed with a chart that showed monthly job losses that grew in the final months of the George W. Bush administration began to diminish after President Obama took office, and eventually turned into job growth.