The disgusting reality that the president ignores is that true believers in competition undermined the education of children destined to be defeated in their market-driven "reforms."
Like a time capsule, this year's New York City mayoral race seems to be stuck in the 1970s. Not the near-broke city of 1975, but a one bankrupt of ideas that, four years from now, might put New York behind other cities with respect to talent, technology, innovation, and a competitive edge.
The pendulum, after 20 years of Rudy/Mike, has swung a bit wide to one side. A modest course correction will not bring down the house. Schools were priority-one for Michael Bloomberg. Can we agree that there is still room for improvement with our public school system?
About a year ago, many people in the Northeast were busy checking the Weather Channel's web site and trying to guess the likely path of Hurricane Sandy. This week, many of us are looking back trying to assess the experience of the past year and analyzing what went right and what went wrong.
The possibility that a stolen gun will result in the owner being identified and being held responsible for negligence is a strong incentive to improve storage practices.
I spent all day schlepping around New York in search of the latter day mou...
Caroline McCarthy, Founder of Jumping Fox interviews angel investor and entrepreneur Brian Cohen, the Chair of New York Angels about how New York City may well be facing a "Post-Mike Depression" when Bloomberg steps down from office at the end of this year.
It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.
Whether you believe that Bloomberg perpetuated or eased the social problems that are the grist in Banksy's mill, it is undeniable that the two men share common ground.
The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...
Mayor Mike Bloomberg recently unveiled the newly relaunched nyc.gov, the official website for the biggest city in the country. This was the site's first redesign in a decade, and the new user experience is unlike any other government website out there. This was our goal.
There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?
This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.
By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.
My experience suggests another reason that the very privileged are as remote from reality as the tea party. It's not that they have a snob's disdain for the little people. It's that, insulated by their money, they don't know any.
Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...