New York City was going to be the place where the man accused of organizing the 9/11 attack met American justice. Now, that's all over. And so, perhaps, is Obama's plan to end the Bush-era assault on the Constitution.
Rudy Giuliani is out. Out of the Senate race, and for all practical purposes out of politics. He has been with us for more than a quarter century. He had his moments. Too bad there weren't very many of them.
Two albums have recently exploded into my inbox that are strong contenders for the "Best of" list for '09. Ironically, they are "albums" made in the '60s-'70s in lands overseas and from other time zones than Brooklyn.