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Shocking: A Post-Automotive Times Square?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Rosenbaum

The change in New York's most congested real estate is an acknowledgment that the car culture that has gripped both the city and the country may in fact be, for the first time in half a century, beginning to retreat.

Will Friday Sermons Condemn Jihadist Plot to Blow Up New York Synagogues?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When Obama expands the limits of dialogue, the first red line he must draw is against the poison of state-sanctioned bigotry that is spawning not only hatred but criminal violence.

Omero: Fitting the narrative

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Two polls made news this week with their somewhat overzealous reactions. Even if you believe the narrative into which they fit, a slightly more thoro...

Michael Bloomberg: Republican, Democrat, or Plutocrat?

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The wreckage I see all around me is national in scope but here in New York City it has the special Bloomberg logo on it.

China Bans Foreign Financial News Services

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China raised the spectre of renewed international trade friction over market access for foreign financial information providers as the government said...

A. Craig Copetas, Bloomberg News Journalist, Was Detained In Dubai

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In my posting yesterday and another the week before, I mentioned the treatment meted out to a Bloomberg News journalist in the United Arab Emirates....

Bloomberg 3? NYC Veterans 0

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Ask any veteran and he or she will tell you that over the past several years New York City's Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs has done little or nothing to assist the hundreds of thousands of veterans in the city.

Bloomberg for Treasury Secretary

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We simply cannot afford to have a distracted, hobbled Treasury Secretary who does not have the trust of markets or members of Congress. Mr. President, call Gracie Mansion.

Bloomberg Hires Former McCain Communications Director

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Striking a conspicuously bipartisan tone, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's re-election campaign has hired Jill Hazelbaker, the former national communicati...

Bloomberg Cuts 100 Broadcast Jobs, First Layoffs For Company

New York TimesBloomberg L.P., the financial news and data firm, said on Wednesday that it had cut 100 jobs, the first layoffs since it was founded by Michael R. Bloomberg 28 years ago. | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bloomberg L.P., the financial news and data firm, said on Wednesday that it had cut 100 jobs, the first layoffs since it was founded by Michael R. Blo...

Bloomberg Speech Interrupted By Protesters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 100 protesters stormed a Manhattan hotel ballroom and interrupted a speech by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, shouting "this is what democracy looks li...

Bloomberg To Cut 23,000 Jobs In NYC

New York Daily News | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mayor Bloomberg's bare-bones budget for next year slashes the city work force by 23,000 but won't hit homeowners with higher taxes, officials revealed...

Your TARP Money is Being Used to Prop Up the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

No, it's not about your local gas station not getting a loan from its bank to keep it in business. It is far more insidious. It's about hundreds of millions of TARP dollars being spent on oil speculation.

New York's Department of Veterans' Affairs: Where's the Outrage?

Luis Montalvan and Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Montalvan and Aaron Glantz

Internal audits at the VA regional headquarters has revealed over half of all disability claims processed through the New York office had been illegally tampered with.

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

Next Week's OPEC Meeting "Looney Tunes" and the Contango "High Step"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The ever obliging oil industry commentators and talking heads are falling all over themselves complimenting the Saudis for their seriousness in abiding by its OPEC allocation.

Green Edge 10: Can Government Create Green Jobs?

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

I propose that the Mayor of New York should spend the money and time to convene meetings of green thinkers and entrepreneurs to launch new businesses.

David Gergen Is Wrong About Early Voting Being Light

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

On a late show on CNN Thursday, David Gergen casually suggests that early voting has been light and hearts sink. Is he right?

Mike Bloomberg Denies New Yorkers an Honest Election

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

New York is not Toledo. The bench is deep. Eight million people living in this city and only one can serve as mayor? New Yorkers need to get to know some of the other good people working in the five boroughs.

Vote Bloomberg for the Third Time

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Even though Mike Bloomberg could be anywhere in the world, he wants to keep solving the problems of New York. I say let him. He's doing us a favor and we should thank him for it.

Bloomberg 1 -- Democracy 0

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It's just wrong that Mike Bloomberg says it was too late to put a voter referendum on the ballot this November when it was the Mayor himself who stalled for nine months putting it on this November ballot.

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...

Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The GOP must believe it can make inroads into Youngstown's urban community, because this month the second-biggest buy on the city's hip-hop air waves was made by the Mahoning County Republican Party.

All's Well In Posh Connecticut Where Bloomberg Stumps For Rep Shays

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann West

Westport, Conn. -- "I will say it's nice to know that all of his constituents live well, have great views, good food. I had a beer inside, it was very...

Predicting the Next US President(s)

Liz Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Rose

There's a vague sort of cosmological indication that the winner of the next election will be less predictable than one thinks, so don't rely too heavily on what the polls are showing today.