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Entries by Ed Koch from 12/2010

Are We Now a Paper Tiger Both in Fact and the Way the World Views Us?

| Posted 12.01.2010 | New York

Has our country reached the point when we, like so many great nations before us, are no longer the leading state of our time?

Issues to Contemplate

| Posted 12.07.2010 | New York

The tax code was created to help the rich become richer and should be junked. If the public really knew how they are being abused, we might see a call for the guillotine.

Remembering John Lennon

| Posted 12.08.2010 | Entertainment

On the thirtieth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, I'd like to review the new film Nowhere Boy, about the early life of the legendary Beatle.

My Very Own Bridge

| Posted 12.15.2010 | New York

The 59th Street Bridge has no extraordinary sight lines. It doesn't touch the sky, like the George Washington or Verrazano bridges. It's a workhorse bridge. Just like me!

The King's Speech: A Mayor Koch Review

| Posted 12.17.2010 | Entertainment

Sure-to-be Oscar contender The King's Speech is a movie without any surprises, but excellent.

Resurrection

| Posted 12.21.2010 | New York

President Obama, through luck, talent, and a Clintonian ability to adapt to new times, appears to have the proverbial nine lives of a cat.

Black Swan: A Mayor Koch Review

| Posted 12.26.2010 | Entertainment

I hope I will not be thought of as a coarse Philistine for not praising this film. I confess that I am not a devotee of the ballet; indeed, I have att...

The Tourist: A Mayor Koch Review

| Posted 12.26.2010 | Entertainment

I'm not going to tell you about the plot -- it is ridiculous. For me to even discuss it would take away whatever pleasures might be there. But if I were you, I would do what most audiences have done: not go.

Unfinished Business

| Posted 12.28.2010 | New York

Looking back on 2010 and the Great Recession, I continue to be enraged by the lack of accountability for those who wrecked our economy and brought the US to its knees.