Monday, December 10, 2012
Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012) – a position previously held by the Guarneri String Quartet – and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Britain's political parties agreed to halt campaigning after Monday's horrific bombing in Manchester just weeks before the highly anticipated June 8 elections. Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party called for a snap election hoping to capitalize on her popularity and the disarray of the opposition Labour Party after the Brexit vote. Conventional wisdom suggests terrorist attacks immediately preceding elections benefit hawkish conservative candidates although that wasn't the case in France when Marine LePen lost by a significant margin despite several attacks in Paris leading up to their April election. Will the Manchester terrorist attack impact significantly Britain's upcoming elections?
Is the President's proposed budget that cuts social programs but increases defense and law enforcement a taxpayers first plan?