Though this pageant of greed and gluttony lasts four whole days, when all is said and done, even amidst the drunken family brawling, sometimes moments for reflection can still be found. And you can bet that this round-headed political comic has much to be thankful for.
We may never know what Hilary Clinton was thinking during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky episode or how Silda Wall Spitzer was reacting when Eliot Spitzer strayed or whether Huma Abedin was severely stand-by-your-man-tested over Anthony Weiner's vigorous sexting. We might never know any of this, but Bruce Clybourne Park Norris has some ideas.
The Weiner scandal is laughable in many ways, and the puns practically write themselves. But beyond being fodder for late night comedians, what can we learn from men who pseudo-cheat and the women who enable it?
"October Surprise" was a fun storyline, although, like the politician it portrayed, some of the details were sketchy. I suppose it's hard to fictionalize a true story that is itself totally unbelievable.
Ever notice how anger helps a man command a room, but it often has the opposite effect for women?
Miley Cyrus! Okay, now that I have your attention, we can talk. What happened to the dream, the democratic experiment, that was the United States of A...
I'm truly sad the New York City primaries are over. For a communications coach, it was a daily feast of the absurd.
Oh, if only the winds had blown in a new direction we could have enjoyed Weinerdom for years to come.
As she's sweet and smart and Weiner's so brash and impudent, I don't know how long their marriage will last, but it seems Abedin needs to stay in the marriage a while in the interests of her career.
Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!
Americans are suckers for a redemption story. You make a mistake, go to rehab, and come back reformed. A clearly defined arc. But if we've learned anything from our favorite television dramas, men like Tony Soprano make the same mistakes time after time.
Residents of Nuevo York City, vote not just with your brains and your better judgement this primary day, vote with all the other parts of your body and vote Anthony Weiner for mayor.
Produced with intelligence and wit, Peter Savodnik and Alex Bolton provide a fresh take on Weiner, revealing energy and drive overlooked by mainstream media that wows voters, and that at least one woman found sexy -- the blackjack dealer with whom he sexted.
New York City public libraries are an invaluable public asset. Everyday tens of thousands of New Yorkers go through the doors. People of every race, creed, orientation, and age make use of the free resources which the libraries provide.
The following Q/A was taken from a series of brief interviews I conducted with de Blasio, 52, over the past two weeks.