By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Early on in "Sweet Tooth," Ian McEwan has his heroine, Serena Frome (rhymes with "plume"), a young employee of Britain's MI-5 internal security bureau in the early 1970s, describe her own reading habits:
"Saul Steinberg: A Biography" (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), by Deirdre Bair
This autumn has seen a slew of new books about the economy and the new plutocracy. None is as absorbing as Janet Wallach's "The Richest Woman in America," which takes us through America's repeated booms and busts through the eyes and coolheaded example of the remarkable financial genius Hetty Green.
When Queen Elizabeth II recently named David Hockney to Britain's prestigious Order of Merit, it was a truly royal accolade but was only the cherry on a magnificent cake that, although well into his 70s, he is continuing to ice vigorously.
Those of us who grew up with the illustrations of Milo and his friendly watchdog, Tock, in Norton Juster's 1961 children's classic, "The Phantom Tollbooth," had little idea of the life of the neurotic genius behind those drawings.