"Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You"

Three New York Times reporters analyze what the winning city should be.

BTW isn't Amazon sorta genius at getting tons of free publicity? By cutting a couple dozen prices in Whole Foods, they fostered a zillion articles. (Not to mention that no article I saw did the legwork to find out whether the cuts were made throughout the whole chain. The stories I saw mentioned just New York City.) Now it is generating zillions of stories about where the new HQ will be. Three examples:

"There's a new twist in the $5 billion bidding war for Amazon's new HQ".

"Texas Seems Primed to Land Amazon’s Second Headquarters".

"'Holy Toledo!' Officials, execs talk N.C.'s chances of landing Amazon HQ2".


"Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea"

Trust 'em.

Begin had no military expertise. But his family had been wiped out in the Holocaust. He looked at Saddam, who was openly threating Israel, and saw Hitler. To Begin, sitting around hoping for the best was not a strategy; it was an invitation to aggression. If there was going to be a cost -- political, diplomatic, military -- better to pay before, not after, the Iraqis had the bomb.