De Blasio is proposing research-based programs. Those who care about education and kids should be cheering and should gladly pay an extra $973 (or more if their income is higher) to do what is right for kids.
Imagine how surprised and delighted New Yorkers must have been when they awoke to find the city is embarking on a Democratic runoff -- a two-week political steel cage match to decide the nominations for public advocate and comptroller.
It's customary for politicians to run ads featuring their families. So why shouldn't de Blasio feature his? They're certainly attractive, and if the fact that they're black and bi-racial wins him points in the black community or any other community, so what?