Bob Simon May 29, 1941 – February 11, 2015 R.I.P. He was the quintessential journalist
Around the world in 20 days — on solar power
Solar Impulse, an aircraft powered only by the sun, is preparing for a 20-day (and 20-night) round-the-world flight in 2015. That, at least, is the goal of its Swiss creators Bertrand … Continue reading Around the world in 20 days — on solar power
Goodbye, Andy Rooney
Andy Rooney has announced he is stepping down from regular appearances on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” I’m relieved. He seems a nice enough guy, but I was beyond tired of his curmudgeonly observations at the end of each week’s show. I hope before I do something similar, someone who loves me will take me gently by the arm and lead me to the door. It would be more respectful than letting me prattle on while everyone tries desperately to feign interest.
Palin strikes again; please, governor, just go home
This evening CBS news aired an interview with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Once again the Alaska governor displayed her own special command of important issues. When asked to … Continue reading Palin strikes again; please, governor, just go home