The House of Representatives will soon boast a new addition to its pro-gun control caucus, but the journey required to achieve this end has further demonstrated the futility of an existing campaign finance framework already on life support.
Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.
The current use of student test scores for such decisions is so fraught with unknowns that we do a disservice to all when we pretend they have any statistical utility in personnel decisions. The chief myth underlying this set of political follies is that we know enough to do no harm.
Muster your well-placed outrage and your strength, and prepare to fight fire with soda. You're gonna want to start mainlining corn syrup right into your veins. Whoever is for the Big Gulp, follow me!
New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.
Yesterday was supposed to be the day that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial soda ban (a ban on 16 ounce containers of sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per ounce) was supposed to take effect.
One day in the not too distant future we are all going to wake up in the land of "Big Brother" with a list of things we can and cannot do, eat, drink, say, and so on and we'll be wondering how we got there. Well, this is how.
Mr. Bloomberg, as the Director of the Programs at the Coalition for the Homeless, I write to respond to your comment that the Coalition is "not a reputable organization."
The Zimmer-Anderson school board race attracted national attention because it was seen as a test of the effort by corporate power-brokers to run schools like businesses, a strategy that they and the media misleadingly call "school reform."
Fiscal challenges in the coming years are real, but we must meet them with honesty and respect for all New Yorkers. That means running the government, as it should be, for the benefit of all. This process starts at the top.
Why should beliefs by some trump the democratic rights of others? It should be up to the voters, rather than the courts, to decide whether our policies based on social science or the billionaires' hunches should be the law of the land.
The race for LA's District 4 seat is ground zero in this battle over the corporate take-over of public education. The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold.
Millions of Americans are breathing easier these days as we announce that the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign has crossed the halfway mark toward mee...
We benefit when women win. Women make good public officials: They care, they collaborate, and they fight for their communities. Congratulations, second district, for making a good decision for all of us.
Since we've bailed out the 10 largest banks $83 billion this year alone, should they give it back to us by paying into the U.S. Treasury the amount of...
As a business chain, Walmart has spent a fortune trying to break into the Los Angeles retail market with its low-wage retail stores. Now the Walton family is trying to use that fortune to bring Walmart-style education to Los Angeles.