In Thompson's second run for mayor, the aftertaste of second place isn't as sweet as the first time. Back in 2008, he was the triumphant underdog, this time however, he's close to becoming persona non-grata.
LGBT politicos are in denial if they don't see this race as a harbinger of the future, in New York and throughout the country. It was a reflection of the advances that the LGBT community has made in New York, with LGBT voters rejecting simplistic identity politics and voting on broader issues.
Today, after a Democratic primary in which the strongest Bloomberg critic of all the candidates won a resounding and broad victory, a different picture of Bloomberg's mayoralty, one that is grounded in his less successful third term, is emerging.
The beloved New York Theatre Ballet is losing its home after 34 years, its impending demise another reminder that this world capital of arts and culture has become inhospitable to all but the behemoths.
I am supporting Bill de Blasio because he is the one candidate who will reverse the downward trajectory that far too many New Yorkers have faced during the Bloomberg years. The polls close at 9 p.m.
Déjà vu. It's almost scary how close this race for mayor is shaping up as a repeat of the past. Been there, done that. However, at the end of the day, it was a disaster for Democrats.
The sheer volume of stops conducted, the magnitude of the city's investment in these tactics and the intensity of Mayor Bloomberg's commitment to them have, unfortunately, established New York City as a poster child for discriminatory policing.
It is mind-boggling that winning candidates regularly assume office with mandates that are hardly representative of the diverse makeup of the city's population. Leaders cannot govern effectively with the support of such a paltry slice of the electorate.
What bothers Bloomberg is that de Blasio may well be his successor and has shown no deference to Bloomberg. In fact, he has been the mayor's sharpest critic. What an insult to Bloomberg!
I'm baffled by what Obama is doing and have been for more than a week. If he had determined to attack, which I think is highly questionable strategy, he should have done it right away, fast and hard. The U.S. Navy had the ships on station to carry out the strikes.
The following Q/A was taken from a series of brief interviews I conducted with de Blasio, 52, over the past two weeks.
For 12 years now they've been touting NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a model for the politics of the future. They have yet say the same about populist Bill de Blasio. And yet, it could be argued that de Blasio is already a more significant political bellwether than Bloomberg ever was.
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This Sept. 10, voters in the New York Democratic Party primary will get a chance to nominate the most radical mayoral candidate since Fiorello La Guardia.
Providing aid for those in need is not a "handout," but rather the most basic responsibility of government. It is past time that our elected officials seize this moment and address the concerns of the taxpayers who elected them in the first place.