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Mark Adams

January 15, 2007 | It Happened Last Week
What Goes Up

In the days following the synchronized New Year’s drops of the Times Square glitter ball and Britney Spears onto the floor of a dance club, everyone seemed to be feeling gravity’s pull.

January 8, 2007 | It Happened Last Week
Condolences

As 2006 prepared to kick the bucket, a funereal pall hung over the city.

December 25, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Nut Jobs

Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” was tapped as a finalist for the Grammy for Record of the Year, which certainly seemed appropriate, since, as 2006 ran out, the whole world appeared headed for a rubber room.

December 18, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Figure It Out

As the number of shopping days till Christmas dwindled, the ten magi of the Baker-Hamilton commission told Bush 43 that he had “one last chance” to get Iraq straightened out and suggested that most troops come home within fifteen months.

December 11, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
When in Rome

For VII days, all roads seemed to lead to Rome.

December 4, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Cold Comfort

With the mercury plummeting, the city bundled up for a frosty week.

November 27, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Action Heroes

It was a week of high adventure as our Indiana Jones–like ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run.

November 20, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Plowshares

A week that commenced with swords drawn concluded with olive branches extended.

November 13, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Regrets

In a pre-election week punctuated by acts of contrition, none was sorrier than John Kerry’s mea culpa for seeming to instruct a group of college students to do their homework lest they “end up in Iraq.”

November 6, 2006 | It Happened Last Week
Adaptation

We’ve never been ‘Stay the course’ … We’re constantly changing tactics—constantly changing tactics.” Thus spoke previously steadfast President Bush on the eve of midterm elections, and last week it was easy to tell that change was in the air.

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