Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed three cent an ounce tax on soda to fund universal Pre-K made national headlines this week when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed the tax. Bernie Sanders then came out against the tax labeling it regressive.
I ask the Michael Bloombergs of the world, the Sean Parkers, and Vice President Biden: how we can include prevention into the notion of a moonshot cure for cancer? I think that a program that starts here on earth, as opposed to the moon, will be the best solution for ending cancer once and for all.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.
Nationally, we are utterly incapable of collaboration, compromise or making any progress on solving problems. Yet in cities big and small, where most people live and work, the ability of residents and officials to solve problems has not abated and may actually have picked up.
On April 14th, all of the Republican and Democratic candidates for President will be in New York City - the Democrats for a debate in Brooklyn; the Republicans for a gala in Manhattan. And what better place to discuss public health than New York City?
While clean energy is cheaper to buy and operate than fossil, it requires more capital at the front end -- because the benefits of free sun and wind flow over time, while the expenses of turbines, panels and batteries come all at once.
Richard Branson &Anthony Scaramucci Intolerance and divisive behavior have permeated our culture to such a degree that finding the Loch Ness monster...
So many things in this presidential election cycle are unprecedented that the word has lost some of its meaning. This cycle has shown one thing above all: Americans are mad as hell with politicians of all stripes and we are not going to take it anymore.
New York is an environment where the public isn't told, doesn't know and worse, doesn't care about their government's role in carelessly inflating the cost of living. Which leaves us with a city where the blocks blur together like rest stops on a godforsaken interstate as only chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Chase Bank, Rite Aid and Subway sandwiches can afford to set up shop.
It's hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn't happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will.
By Elizabeth Aris, Founder and CEO, MOSH. "When I look at the data, it's clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win." Those were the ...
Clinton supporters may hope they will turn out in force in November, if only to stop Donald Trump. But there has to be more to it than that. A lot of the independents who went for Sanders could stay home, or even switch to Trump. Somehow, she needs to discover her inner progressive. Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the stakes this Tuesday are equally high. If Trump wins both Florida and Ohio, he is very likely the nominee. If Governor John Kasich can beat him in his home state of Ohio, the race drags on a while longer; and maybe Trump's very real liabilities finally start catching up with him. But the likelihood is that Trump will continue to do well in the very states where Hillary does badly. And that's why a Trump-Clinton race would be so ominous for Democrats.
We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.
When Mike Bloomberg, billionaire and former Mayor of New York City, announced he would not run as an independent candidate, the collective groan could be heard on both coasts.
Like any proud New Yorker, I was outraged a few months ago when the sniveling Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, used the loaded term "New York values," in...