Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. The recent history of senseless mass murder in schools -- most shockin...
There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.
It must have been a slow day on the crime and terrorism fronts because there was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly up in Harlem last Monday at an Applebee restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremony.
For those of us who travel around the world, there is no doubt that, while admired for many other reasons, the United States of America is increasingly losing the moral ground that it not only was proud of, but is trying to preach to the rest of the world.
Forces on both sides of the proposed bulk coal ports around Puget Sound are replaying a battle from the 1970s. The deciding factor then was a powerful senator. This time, as improbable as it seems, it might be CO2 emissions from China.
No single "silver bullet" will solve the climate crisis. The good news, though, is that we have a clear objective to keep in our sights. All we need to do is keep moving away from dirty fuels and toward clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.
With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?
Candidates feeling cowed by NRA influence should fear no more. NRA spending this cycle was ineffective -- or at least insufficient.
On our 100th show, Arianna and Mary debate the post-election Republican re-set and whether new GOP members should be required to watch not Patton but Lincoln. Then we discuss how Romney's sour gripes exposed himself as Mr. 1 percent + 47 percent which oddly equals exactly his final total of 48 percent.
On Monday, NYCHA chairman John Rhea visited a public housing complex that had been without power, water, or heat since Hurricane Sandy. He told the residents they would be required to pay full rent despite having no services, but that they'd get a rent credit in January, calling it "a nice little Christmas present."
Given the expanding power of the NYPD, it was interesting to hear members of the Bloomberg administration articulate their opposition to the Community Safety Act, legislation seeking to increase transparency and oversight.
Now that we have gotten past the election, perhaps New Yorkers and the rest of the country are ready to talk honestly and admit that sandbags in urban flood-zones are just not good enough.
Yes climate change is a jobs issue and moreover, it's the foremost personal and national security issue. The misery delivered by hurricane Sandy has unveiled the hazard of a wait-and-see policy. What are we waiting for now?
If medicines and even tobacco are regulated, why is ammunition sold without any type of control?
Whistle-blower cop Adrian Schoolcraft and his father Larry want to bring the world down. In the process, their supporters fear they are losing focus and hurting themselves.