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" An enormous number of mothers in the U.S. are working double time, graveyard shifts, and more than one job just to put food on the table for their kids. "
" Interior Secretary Ken Salazar turned out to be all hat and no cattle with his sorry oversight of the Minerals Management Service. "
" Obamacare is the wildly complex Rube Goldberg contraption it is because getting the legislation through Congress required so many political tradeoffs and so many unavoidable deals with so many vested interests. But that's no excuse. "
" Top doctors, I have come to believe, are as big a menace to your health as top money managers are to your bank account. They are almost never available to talk to. "
" Obama's gift for delivering set-piece oratorical tours de force had special resonance to Americans fed up with a president who could hardly string two words together without a collision of syntax and whose idea of clever was the single entendre. "
" The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter. A perfect example? The way the Green Movement in Iran caught fire thanks to social media. "
" One common denominator of super-affluent alpha men is the conviction, unchallenged every day, that the world revolves around them. "
" The digital explosion has been so explosive. "
" CBS's Ed Murrow may have been over-celebrated as the principled observer for the masses, fair yet unafraid to take on the bullies. "
" Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go and write about something that other people don't know about. If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part, I still think that's by far the best way to break in. "
" The digitally native generation has no idea what has been lost to the freedom of intimacy that has no fear of being recorded. "
" 'Worshipping in private,' as Obama does, comes off as just another form of annoying elitism. "
" There is nothing radical about Obama except the fact of who he is. "
" Obama achieved something in his first year with health care that successive presidents have been unable to achieve. "
" The first black president was a hotter plot line than the first woman president. "
" Being president, you may have more power than anyone else in the country, but you quickly discover that you have much, much less than you thought you'd have going in. You're hamstrung in ways you never dreamed of. "
" Reputation is a timely subject, now that nobody has one. "
" What America is thirsting for now is a battalion of strong, down-to-earth 'doers' - managers, frontline activists, business and social entrepreneurs engaged in tackling America's manifold problems of unemployment, education, and competitive slouch. "
" In the end, Dan Rather's legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism. "
" In TV, you always feel you are standing on the tracks of an oncoming train. "
" Unlike his predecessors, Obama is not big on 'Masterpiece Theatre' nostalgia. "
" Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever. "
" It's so thrilling to be intimidated. "
" Even as the whole world tries to hang on to its job, there is also this weird parallel sense - almost a covert longing - that the old corrupt structures on which that job depends needs to be, ought to be, swept away. "
" Prince William's smiling hostility toward the press is his non-negotiable core value. I am told he is so protective of his privacy he has been known to plant false tips with friends he distrusts and watch the media to see if they play out. "
" In the world of screens, we're all tired of screens. That's why I think that live events have become so popular. "
" Periodically, 'The New York Times' runs a business news story lamenting how few women still make it to the top in the Wall Street boys' club. Could it be that women are choosing to be conscientious objectors in these wars of one against all? "
" Where did the inspiring Obama of the campaign go, that Facebook pied piper who friended the whole world with this update: 'Change you can believe in.' What happened to him? "
" The Duke of York has never remarried. "
" I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean. "
" Bill Clinton, talking about the need to financially empower wives and mothers in regressive countries, once remarked that women have 'the responsibility gene.' No one has that gene more markedly than his wife. "