Taken to an extreme, running the country like a business -- and particularly a Trump business -- would be profoundly undemocratic.
Nine years after the Great Recession began during the tax- and regulation-slashing Bush administration, some startlingly good economic news arrived from Washington, D.C., last week.
The biggest story in African solar markets may have nothing to do with solar at all. This week news broke in Bloomberg that the impact investment ...
At this, the height of a very warm summer and in the midst of a year that's predicted to become the hottest on record, it's clear that cities are majo...
There have been a number of disturbing events of police misconduct around the country that have been caught on tape and we must make sure these officers are properly disciplined. But we must not lose sight of the fact that every day, New York's thin blue line keep all of us safe and they continue to do so by breaking previous crime lows.
Bernie, Barack and Bloomberg, the Three B's, could have used the chaos of this cycle to advance a new majoritarian, transpartisan, and multi-racial electoral coalition, one that is pro-reform and breaks with the endless regress of winning-at-all-costs. But they didn't.
Donald Trump now suggests that he will be defeated in a rigged election, but with prominent businessmen, independents, and Republicans, including Michael Bloomberg, Mark Cuban, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft, and Richard Armitage declaring their support for Hillary Clinton, and with almost daily gaffes by Trump, one might think that the Republican ticket has almost zero chance of success even in a fair election.
This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.
Trump is worried about ISIS recruits? Thanks to the Khans, those recruits may be less likely to be blinded by bullies.
If there is an overarching theme to the Democratic convention it might be that America is alive and well and moving forward, contrary to the Republican's dystopian vision for the country. In a word, optimism. And if there is a word to distinguish the Democrats' candidate from her opponent after this convention, it might simply be: sane.
In Philadelphia Democrats had two goals: expose Donald as an erratic bully and elevate Hillary as trustworthy. Helped by Trump liking Putin more than the Khans, it appears that they succeeded in both. BSN was on site cramming the equivalent of 24 cable hours into one 60 minute show interviewing Schumer/Steele/Dionne as well as a leading gay/veteran/congressman/Bernie-or-Buster. Conclusion: HRC will be back to 6+ up by this coming week.
These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...
Before I was Mayor, I was a businessman. I started a financial information service that grew into a full-blown news service. When I started it, no one gave me a chance. There were already three major news services (UPI, Reuters and AP) that covered the globe and all the important news.
Given that a great deal of capital inflow from domestic and foreign investors seeking high-yielding opportunities in a low interest rate environment is taking place, I don't believe the Fed is a 100 percent correct in its assessment.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Uniqu...
I grew up in Brooklyn and like many native New Yorkers, I couldn't be prouder of the city I once called home. But recently another reason for that New York pride has surfaced. New York has one of the lowest poverty rates in the United States.