"Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Eric Alterman on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Eric Alterman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Eric Alterman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Eric Alterman on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Eric Alterman on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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.'"