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Betsy Gotbaum

Betsy Gotbaum, Ex-Public Advocate, Backs Stepson’s Opponent In Race

The New York Times | Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

Noah E. Gotbaum, a son of the labor leader Victor Gotbaum, can count on his family name for a boost as he runs this year for the office of New York Ci...

Even Superman Can't Save Us

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

You are going to be hearing a lot about a film called Waiting for Superman. It's directed by Davis Guggenheim, who made An Inconvenient Truth, and its focus is school reform.

"Now is the Time to Deliver"

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Gotbaum

While it's tempting to think that most Americans are well-informed and immune to health care myths, recent polls show that members of all political parties, across the country, are confused about what will happen to their health care.

Bloomberg And Quinn Cripple The City Watchdog

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Betsy Gotbaum

Of course, everybody knows that two people control the city budget: the Mayor and the Speaker. If you don't believe that, there's a bridge near City Hall I'd like to sell you.

Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Leila Hadley Luce was brutally honest. She was stunningly beautiful. And she had enough money to do what she wished with her life.

Governor Jindal, Governor Sanford... Mayor Bloomberg?

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Gotbaum

Mayor Bloomberg refuses to extend federally funded benefits to hungry, out-of-work New Yorkers while they look for jobs. Though with his friends in the financial sector, he isn't so strict.