Monday, June 07, 2004
On our show last Friday, Dick Morris said Hillary Clinton is lying in saying her daughter Chelsea was near the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Senator Clinton made the comments in an interview she gave a week after the attacks and Morris says Chelsea contradicted her mother in her own article five months later. The former aide to President Clinton and now syndicated columnist uses this to attack the Senator’s credibility.
But on closer inspection of both Clinton’s accounts, the truth is a little more nuanced. Chelsea wrote that she was watching television in a Union Square apartment when the planes hit, but was in the World Trade Center’s vicinity when they actually collapsed. Senator Clinton seemed to indicate Chelsea was there “when the planes hit,” seemingly confusing this with the event that happened an hour later.
Friday, June 04, 2004
Is Senator Clinton more like former President Richard Nixon or former Senator Robert F. Kennedy? That's the question that's bugging political consultant Dick Morris. Morris, of course, advised for Mrs. Clinton's husband when he was President. Now he has a book out, ...
Thursday, June 03, 2004
Thomas Suozzi can be considered a political maverick. He is the youngest person to be elected as Nassau County’s Executive, the first democrat to be elected to the position in 30 years and only the second in the history of the county. His constituents elected him to clean up ...
Monday, May 31, 2004
These links are related to our discussion with Michael Massing about his articles in the New York Review of Books about the New York Times prewar coverage of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
New York Times Editor's Note on their prewar Iraq coverage
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Friday, May 28, 2004
It's Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and if you haven't got any plans yet and don't mind profanity, a trip to the cinema to see Mario Van Peebles' "Baadasssss!" may be in order. It's a dramatization of the making of "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song", his father Melvin's 1971 landmark ...
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Tomorrow’s show will feature a segment on the Henry Kissinger transcripts released this week. They cover his conversations while he was Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor and were released over Kissinger’s objections. Among other revelations, they include an incident where Nixon was too drunk to ...
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
After yesterday's interview with Joshua Foer on the political orientation of college students (see yesterday's entry), we received an interesting email from a listener.
I graduated from college five years ago and am a little irritated by the expectation of many people in my parents' generation that college students should be vanguard of liberal protest movements in this country. I'm a pretty liberal guy, but I think this idea that it's traditional and only right for college students to hugely activist is just plain wrong. As far as I know, the only period in which that was the case was the 60s and 70s, and the issues facing our country were hugely different from the ones we face today. Rather than complain about how apathetic college students are these days, people should accept and engage their ideas on their own terms. The constant comparison to past generations gets us nowhere.
So we followed up today with a call-in today for students on whether they agreed with the sentiments expressed by our emailer.
Click below to read a selection of comments from listeners who emailed during the show.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Friday, May 21, 2004
Thursday, May 20, 2004
A: Until yesterday, the consensus would probably have been for Richard Ben-Veniste. Last month, he made the ordinarily unflappable Condoleezza Rice squirm as he demanded the name of the August 6, 2001 President's Daily Briefing (it was "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.")
But asked to explain the ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Joseph Darby, the whistleblower who first alerted the world to the abuses taking place at Abu Ghraib prison, is an extremely unpopular man in the Western Maryland town he calls home. According to the May 17 Washington Post, many locals believe Darby's actions imperilled his fellow servicemen and can't ...
Monday, May 17, 2004
Friday, May 14, 2004
Today we got a preview of summer movies from the New York Times' Jodi Kantor. She told us that about 500 movies will get cinematic release this summer, more than twice the normal crop of 200. Her tip: if you see just one Harry Potter flick, make it 2004's Prisoner ...