Monday, November 12, 2012
Takacs Quartet with Marc-Andre Hamelin
In May, 2012, Gramophone Magazine announced that the Takács Quartet was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame. Combined with the talent and genius of Marc-Andre Hamelin, who recently received a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Award, this is a concert not to be missed.
Do you agree with House Speaker John Boehner. who says the new budget agreement does reduce the deficit? <More Info>
The two-year Congressional budget agreement that would avoid another government shutdown is being criticized by conservative groups as a farce that jacks up spending in the short-term in exchange for promises of additional cuts years from now. Republican House Speaker John Boehner calls these complaints "ridiculous." He says, "if you're for more deficit reduction, then you're for this agreement."
Do you think it was a mistake for President Obama to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro even if it was spontaneous?