Unions are facing their greatest threat in generations. Disputes over contract negotiations, work assignments and layoffs will seem like a day at the beach compared to the clash that is on the horizon.
On my tombstone, which awaits me at the Trinity Church nondenominational cemetery at 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, I had inscribed the last words of Daniel Pearl.
Mike Bloomberg took a crack at rebuilding his flagging popularity today in a State of the City speech that made war on Albany. It was a new day. New, new, new.