July 24, 2012
The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. --Author unknown Have you ever been menaced by Russian Gypsy women? No? The same can't be said of me, I am afraid. One encounters all sorts of interesting folks on the Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile road trip that my co-driver, Steve Priovolos, and I have undertaken. We left July 14 from Britain; we hope to make it to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, in about five weeks. In doing so, we will, we hope, be able to donate one book (to FirstBook.org )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1987
Reagan finally and reluctantly conceded that he had indeed swapped arms for hostages in dealing with Iran and that this was a mistake. According to polls, the American public arrived at this conclusion months ago. One cannot help but wonder how much better the President's credibility would have fared if he had admitted his mistake from the outset. His failure to do so, despite the evidence, tried the patience of friends as well as opponents at home and abroad. With the passage of time, they came to question not only his candor but his judgment.