Craig R. Whitney spent his entire professional career as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor at The New York Times, where he was assistant managing editor in charge of standards and ethics when he retired in 2009. Before that he was the night editor from 2000 to 2006.
He started working at The Times in 1965 as an assistant to James Reston in the Washington Bureau, after working part-time for two years at The Worcester Telegram in Worcester, Mass.
For centuries, pipe organs stood at the summit of musical and technological achievement, admired as the most complex and intricate mechanisms the human race had yet devised. In All The Stops, New York Times journalist Craig Whitney journeys through the history of the American pipe organ and brings to life the curious characters who have devoted their lives to its music.
Americans own over 300 million guns, and about 30,000 of us die from gunshots every year. Even though about two-thirds of such deaths are suicides,the number of murders is shocking. Now mass shootings have become almost commonplace. Does the right to keep and bear arms that is protected by the Second Amendment mean that there is nothing we can do to make it harder for criminals, terrorists, and dangerous psychopaths to obtain guns? No, but we've got to stop parroting gun-control and gun-rights slogans at each other instead of thinking seriously about how to find common ground. Our inability to do so is nothing short of a national disgrace.