Witnessing history

Every age has its historic moments. Ours: The 9/11/01 attacks and brutal amputation of Manhattan’s skyline One of the most destructive tsunamis ever recorded (Indian Ocean) One of the deadliest earthquakes ever recorded (Haiti) One of the worst environmental...

Epic irony: Mideast moves forward while America moves backward

The contrast between events in the Middle East and the political reality here in America is striking: as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere rise by the millions to protest injustice, and as governments from Jordan to Syria see the writing on the wall,...

On Egypt, Twitter missteps from the White House to Kenneth Cole

In the cacophony of Egypt-related commentary on Twitter, a couple of incidents illustrate the pitfalls of communicating publicly on social networks. On January 29th, while the entire world was watching the historic events in Egypt, this Twitter exchange took place: WH...