Letter to the Public Editor of The New York Times

Dear Ms. Spayd Re: Coverage in three sections of presidential race Date: Sunday July 17 The Times clearly tilts toward the values of the Democratic Party, yet your coverage today overwhelmingly, and unfairly, promotes Republican candidate Donald Trump. I realize that the Republican convention is this coming week but that does not justify the presence of five separate articles and […]…

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How Will China Respond to The Three Strikes Against It?

I haven’t seen anyone yet add up three events that have occurred within the past week–the United States has agreed to deploy very advanced radar in South Korea, Japanese voters in the most recent election have given Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enough power that he will now almost certainly strengthen Japan’s military posture, and most […]…

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Reflections on Autonomous Driving Behind the Wheel of a Cadillac CT6

Those of us who have been following the subject of autonomous driving for years knew that the world was not yet ready for completely autonomous vehicles in wide-open road conditions. It’s too bad that a Tesla driver had to find that out the hard way recently in Florida. The car’s AutoPilot program did not recognize […]…

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The Continued Travesty of Steve Rattner Writing For The New York Times

The New York Times has a serious ethical issue. Because Steve Rattner is a childhood friend of Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the newspaper’s publisher and scion of the founding family, he is allowed to write articles on the op ed pages like this one today. In an otherwise completely pedestrian piece, Rattner is allowed to score […]…

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Wall Street Journal Does An Ideological Ambush

I’ve been doing a slow burn about this hatchet job. Antoine van Agtmael and journalist Fred Bakker have a new book out entitled, “The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are The Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation.” This is a familiar theme to me because I was the editor of the 1992 Business Week cover […]…

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