In the Public Eye

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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:15pm

Although DC insiders skewer each other all the time, it still can be fun to listen when someone who’s carried himself with the gravity of a deadly serious job – being Secretary of Defense – plunges into retirement, sells his memoir and lets loose with the snarkiness that he was forced to stifle during his lengthy government service. I’m referring to Robert Gates whose service included heading the Central Intelligence Agency and serving on the National Security Council.


In the Public Eye

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 10:15am

Nearly 47 million Americans are uninsured. The first year of cancer treatment costs Americans $2.3 billion in time lost to travel, and waiting for and receiving treatment.  We get hammered with so much bad news daily that it's fair to wonder why we should get out of bed.


Thank God for New York City. Last December it became the nation's first major city to drastically limit PHVOs (how's that for a snickerdoodle of an acronymn?) at its 20,000-plus restaurants.