Helen Thomas, the pioneering White House reporter who covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, died today at 92. Thomas, the first female member of the White House press corps and graduate of Wayne State University, was known for her dogged persistence and undaunted determination to get to the facts.
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Like everyone else I know, when I go to the beach I think mathematics. Archimedes, my favorite mathematician, did too—his perhaps best-known work is the “Sand Reckoner,” wherein he counts the grains of sand it would take to fill...
"Maybe instead of more smarter-than-thou critiques, we need more imagination, more courage. In place of obscurantism, clarity and organization. In place of indecision and irony, a praise song and a program."