Not voting reinforces rather than defies corporate power structures. Distinguishing his "indifference and exhaustion" from apathy, Russell Brand suggests that abandoning our voices will silently (telepathically?) send a message for utopian change. Hardly.
Deceptive and inaccurate right-wing films like Waiting for Superman don't help either, placing teacher unions as the primary explanatory variables of poor student achievement, while hailing charters as the panacea of all things public education.
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.
New Yorkers who care about women's health should vote for Bill de Blasio. De Blasio has been a steadfast champion for comprehensive sex education, access to reproductive health services and the rights and health of women across our city.
New York City, with its world class ecosystem of investors, universities, and ideas to foster economic growth, still has untapped potential.
As Thomas Friedman notes in his May column "How to Get a Job," "there's been an important shift in the education-to-work model in America." He quotes ...
A kid-glove campaign without being in the least bit pugnacious won't work in a tough town like New York. For the last 20 years New Yorkers elected Republican mayors, but Guiliani and Bloomberg were alpha dogs (although different stylistically).
Like other mainstream media outlets, the Times holds political activism in low regard, particularly activism of leftist stripes, and the de Blasio article is peppered with patronizing language.
When we get to the polls this November, New Yorkers will be voting on six proposed constitutional amendments. These items generally appear as wordy paragraphs in really small print on our ballots and we often either forget to vote on them or ignore them. We can't do that this November.
I'm truly sad the New York City primaries are over. For a communications coach, it was a daily feast of the absurd.
Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...
The following Q/A was taken from a series of brief interviews I conducted with de Blasio, 52, over the past two weeks.
Here are ten good reasons for Bill de Blasio to change his mind about ramming a massive two acre, ten story high garbage site into the heart of a residential neighborhood with over 2200 public housing residents within a quarter mile.
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.
In January 2012, these brave workers became the first Cablevision employees to vote for union representation when they joined CWA Local 1109. Since then, Cablevision management has thrown everything at this group.
Which candidate displays an understanding of policy and structural issues that will allow for true leadership with regards to these issues? Who is ready to handle these big problems?