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Postscript: Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921-2014)

newyorker.com — Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, the most charismatic and consequential newspaper editor of postwar America, died at the age of ninety-three on Tuesday. Among his many bequests to the Republic was a catalogue of swaggering anecdotes rich enough to float a week of testimonial dinners.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Ben Bradlee was “a man of his time and of his institution, and more alive than a major weather system” nyr.kr/1uBY4tL

Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Ben Bradlee was “a man of his time and of his institution, and more alive than a major weather system” nyr.kr/1uBY4tL

Oct 22, 2014

Ben Bradlee was the sort of legendary man who could exist only, so to speak, in fat year 500 of the Byzantine Empire: nyr.kr/1rbFAPM

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Obama and the End of Greatness

newyorker.com — In March of 1977, several weeks into the Carter Administration, " Saturday Night Live"featured a skit called " Ask President Carter." The premise was a radio program, hosted by Walter Cronkite (Bill Murray), on which callers brought their problems to President Carter (Dan Aykroyd).
Oct 22, 2014

RT @NewYorker: .@JeffShesol on Obama and the end of greatness: “We should probably stop knocking him for not being Lincoln.” nyr.kr/1nzormQ

What I Wish I Said to the Cab Drivers Who Have Nearly Run Me Over

newyorker.com — What I Wish I Said: "Keep your eyes on the road, pal!" What I Said: "If you're so against watching the road, maybe you'd like to check out my Web series?"
Oct 22, 2014

What I wish I said to the cab drivers who have nearly run me over newyorker.com/humor/daily-sh… via @newyorker