Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
When Jane Welch filed for divorce recently against Jack Welch, the erstwhile
Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, one document that her lawyers included
was a color-coded chart of all of the perks that Welch retained, even in retirement.
In addition to the healthy salary he still earns (not to mention the hundreds of
millions of dollars of stock that he holds), he receives a host of other benefits.
The perks include almost any imaginable expense related to their New York apartment,
from capital expenditures and real estate taxes down to such quotidian needs as
free toiletries, helicopter service, newspapers, flowers, groceries, and wine.
What use are the good things that GE brings to life if you have to pay for any of them?
The Smoking Gun.
This week's columns
The Name Game
This past week, the Bush administration and the president of Harvard
University reverted to name-calling in lieu of leadership.
Remember the Maine? The missile gap? The Gulf of Tonkin?
The passion of those clamoring for war does not always mean that their
cause is wise, just, or sound.
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HHS Seeks Science Advice to Match Bush Views: Scientific advisory panels
are getting overhauled if they think the wrong way (Rick Weiss, Washington Post).
High-Altitude Rambos: On a recent flight, two air marshals acted as if they
were auditioning for a Hollywood extravaganza (Bob Herbert, New York Times).
Rome, AD... Rome, DC?: The United States might be more like the Roman Empire
than it or its critics imagine (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian).
Florida Muslim Arrests Were Mistake: Authorities in Florida now admit that
they had no basis for detaining three Muslim men for 17 hours (Fergal Parkinson, BBC News).
Cronies in Arms: The more we learn about what Thomas White did at Enron, the
more egregious is his post as Secretary of the Army (Paul Krugman, New York Times).
Analysts: New Strategy Courts Unseen Dangers: If other countries do as Bush would
do, then the United States might someday face the business end of preemption (Peter Slevin,
No More Mr Nice Guy: Nelson Mandela has finally got something, American
foreign policy, to be angry about (Gary Younge, The Guardian).
Police Academy in the Alps: The Marshall European Center for Security Studies
would be farcical even in the most peaceful of times (Ken Silverstein, The Nation).
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