Fred Eckert was once a star at Goldman Sachs, but by 2011 he was bankrupt, divorced and had spent two months in a coma. Today, he is planning a return to the arena.
Continue reading DealBook: Investor Aiming for the Top, Again
Today President Obama made the most passionate, and compassionate, case for Israeli-Palestinian peace any U.S. leader has ever made, says Lara Friedman.
Continue reading Savoring The Afterglow Of Obama’s Speech
“This insane law, which was only removed from the agenda in the past because of Tzipi Livni’s steadfastness, has now been resurrected due to the strange alliance between Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid.” –Today’s Haaretz Editorial takes a look at the return of a bill to make democracy subservient to Judaism in the State of Israel.
Continue reading Israel’s Foreign Ministry Is In Disarray
Today, you’ll see a few posts in this space from Ben Jacobs, the managing editor of the Daily Download and a frequent contributor to the Daily Beast and the Atlantic. Ben’s here reporting at CPAC, and I figured a fresh perspective might be interesting.
Continue reading Heads Up
The last year for Matt Lauer, the once-popular host of the network’s “Today” show, is a lesson on how a combination of missteps can precipitate a star’s fall.
Continue reading At NBC, a Struggle to Revive the Morning Magic
Today’s history nerd suggestion: DC Past, a blog of photos of Washington, DC during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Continue reading History Nerd Blog of the Day
Today’s entry in the category: “The French have assimilation problems that make America’s issues look benign.”
Continue reading Boy Named Jihad Wears 9/11 Bomb Shirt to School
Today’s New York Times “T” magazine has a wonderful profile of Anne Applebaum and the cookbook she co-wrote with my wife, Danielle Crittenden:
Continue reading From Gulag to Goulash
The Wall Street Journal today defends CEO pay as worth every penny.
Continue reading Some CEOs Are More Valuable Than Others
A thick layer of toxic fog blankets Beijing. And what Beijingers breathe today will drift toward Los Angeles in time. This planet only has one atmosphere. China's brutal abuse of that air is not only China's problem.
Continue reading Beijing’s Pollution is Everyone’s Problem