"For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs. Now the left is learning how to play the game."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Eric Alterman on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Eric Alterman on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Eric Alterman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Eric Alterman on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Eric Alterman on Earl Nightingale
"To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad."
"Politically, Obama's amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding."
"Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it's easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience."
"More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful '70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun."
"If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets - without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain - who average nearly $24 million a year in income - 'next year.'"