Tag Archives: William Safire

Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar 2016 Rumpus Begin! (One Day After Edition)

Okay – now that the parties have officially nominated their presidential candidates, Obama and Romney are fishwrap. On to the next round! From Thursday’s Politico (Burns & Haberman blog): Gillibrand, at Iowa breakfast, says she’s all for Hillary 2016 At the … Continue reading

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William Safire, Rest in Prose

Nice sendoff to William Safire in Monday’s New York Times: a respectable (although not Grade A) obit, and a reprint of Safire’s final op-ed column from Jan. 24, 2005. Headlined “How to Read a Column,” Safire’s swan song starts this way: … Continue reading

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House Safire

Bill Safire returned to the New York Times op-ed page today with a piece headlined “The Cold War’s Hot Kitchen.” EXACTLY one-half century ago, one of the great confrontational moments of the cold war seized the world’s attention: Nikita Khrushchev, … Continue reading

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