"Someday we'll learn the whole story of why George W. Bush brushed off that intelligence briefing of Aug. 6, 2001, 'Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.' But surely a big distraction was the major speech he was readying for delivery on Aug. 9, his first prime-time address to the nation."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Frank Rich on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Frank Rich on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Frank Rich on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Frank Rich on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Frank Rich on Albert Einstein
"Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans' anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed."
"While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot."
"Americans have less and less patience for the intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years."