Reading Time: 4 minutes From one minute to the next, we will end one decade and begin the next. A great opportunity for some ruminations on time itself.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A glittering collection of quotes on the elusive nature of time by a wide variety of thinkers, from William Shakespeare to Lenny Bruce.
Reading Time: 2 minutes An official story is forming about the secret program that the C.I.A. hid from Congress: the agency planned to organize assassination squads to target Al Qaeda terrorists around the world, according to a lead article in today’s New York Times. Although this account has gained widespread acceptance, there’s reason to be skeptical. As I noted Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Steve Gandel at Time thinks Citigroup should have failed its stress test: When the results of the government’s financial stress tests were announced last week, Citigroup seemed to have dodged a bullet. The bank, long thought to be in the worst shape among the nation’s largest lenders, was said to need just $5.5 billion in Read More