I was appalled by the president's rejection of the scientific and medical advice he and Secretary Sebelius received, recommending exactly the opposite.
As the GOP presidential candidates square off tonight for their final debate before the January 2012 primaries and caucuses, former GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is taking some of his sharpest blasts yet. And from a surprising source.
It's that time again, when we start to ponder that age-old question: who will be Time magazine's Person of the Year?
The GOP presidential flop bemoans Occupy Wall Street as "class warfare." Didn't this guy used to be the federal prosecutor who had a weeping Wall Street trader dragged across the trading floor in handcuffs?
In the "Frontrunners" category, we had four names two months ago: Bachmann, Palin, Perry, and Romney. Two of these are gone, and one has risen to take their place, leaving us with three frontrunners (at least, for now).
Maybe there's still time to get a New Yorker into the GOP race. How could a state with so many politicians, political junkies and political hangers-on fail to field even an 11th hour vanity candidate?
This political love-fest between Governor Chris Christie and these people begging him to run for president is going to end abruptly when the big guy realizes something that others have realized before him.
The more Chris Christie flirts with a presidential race, the worse the whole idea looks. Reports that the New Jersey governor is seriously -- seriously -- considering a run come from a political brain trust that appears to be made up mainly of the folks who ran Rudy Giuliani's campaign four years ago. Does anybody remember the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign? It was one of the most dismal flops in recent political history.
The current pack of GOP hopefuls mainly consists of a bunch of under-qualified loons, led by cracked Tea Pot queen Michele Bachmann.
No question about it that 9/11 was an atrocious horror and the first responders were heroes. But what happened after 9/11 was perhaps a greater horr...
Ten years later, the terror has become a low-grade, chronic fear that New Yorkers live with. Fear has made normally cynical New Yorkers more accepting of authority, especially law enforcement authority.
Joe Biden famously said of Rudy Giuliani, "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11. There's nothing else! There's nothing else!" Great line. But this is not a day to talk about Joe Biden or Rudy Giuliani.
Ten years later, it's easier to acknowledge where we fell short. We're wiser -- in some ways But wen we retell the story of 9/11, we generally gloss over the fact that some of the first responders who died might have lived.
NEW YORK - Manhattan resident Stephen Albtraum recalls the grim spectacle as if it were yesterday. "It was a couple of months after 9/11, and on TV ...
Listening to the former N.Y. mayor yammer on about the president (always wrong) and the candidates for the GOP nomination (all great), it did feel like the next stop was Donald Trump and reality TV.
Almost a full month ago, I placed four names in the "Frontrunners" category: Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. This list hasn't changed at all.