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Bloomberg's Secret Education Agenda

Marc Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

Since New York's schools are increasingly made up of newcomers and the disadvantaged, there really is no "public" in the political sense left in this city. Hence no great outcry has erupted.

Bloomberg, Elections Board Critic, Reports Smooth Voting

WSJ | Michael Howard Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg famously called the Board of Election's handling of the September primary a "royal-screw up." On Tuesday, however, the mayor w...

New York Provides a Snowy Glimpse Into America's Future

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Sirota

America is being eviscerated by conservatives' anti-tax, budget-cutting religion -- a religion whose high priest is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Education's Trojan Horse

Julie Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Cavanagh

Edu-philanthropists cloak themselves in the slogan of reform; they have gained access to our public education system with their wealth. They seek to dismantle our public education system from the inside.

The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

To watch Fox News is to feel the fear factor. Its headlines are often crafted with implications of threat to your family -- and even the advertisers get in on the act.

Prosecutors Charge CityTime Employees With $80M Fraud

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

That federal prosecutors charged consultants of CityTime, the city's payroll timekeeping program, in an $80 million fraud scheme is but the latest pro...

Tough Choices on Deficit Reduction, but Compromise Is Key

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Two polls released this week ask voters to rate a series of deficit-reduction proposals. The results show a sobering way ahead on this issue that also pleases the public.

Mr. Christiane Gets A Job

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bloomberg L.P. is making a foray into opinion writing, a move intended to further broaden the company's reach beyond its bread-and-butter financial n...

Elected Officials Launch Group To Combat Partisanship

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Elected officials and activists from around the country gathered Monday to bemoan the excesses of political partisanship and seek way...

The Manufacturing of No Labels

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

"There is a quiet revolution happening in this country," says the founder, or really, the manufacturer of No Labels, Nancy Jacobson, who years ago conceived of and then built this movement.

We Don't Need Leaders That Spit in the Face of Democracy

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

When I lived in Venezuela, I was inundated with polar opposite media coverage. State-controlled media lauded President Chavez's accomplishments while ...

Amanda Terkel

BEYOND LEFT AND RIGHT: Michael Bloomberg's Six Steps For Job Creation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a speech on Tuesday outlining six steps to tackle unemployment and spur job creation, ar...

Benazir Bhutto: Saviour of Pakistan? New Biopic Released Today in the U.S.

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Duane Baughman's Bhutto, makes its subject, already fascinating, a near goddess on earth. But the enchantment also belied some holes.

U.S. Cleantech Industry Endangered as Wall Street Sells Short

Daniel Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goldfarb

The inability of Congress to extend even some of ARRA's tax breaks and grants is putting clean tech funding on dangerous ground.

Cathleen Black: Education's Sarah Palin?

Gary Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Anderson

It was business as usual on Friday as David Steiner apparently has agreed to provide Bloomberg with the waiver he needs to appoint Cathleen Black as t...

Poll: New Yorkers Don't Want Bloomberg Over For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Mayor Bloomberg at a five-year low. Only 55% of New Yorkers approve of how Bloomberg is handling the job, most likely ...

Top GOP Governor: I Hope Michael Bloomberg 'Won't Even Consider' Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rumblings of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's possible presidential aspirations have outgoing RGA Chairman Haley Barbour quaking in his boots. ...

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

Within hours of winning their elections, Bill De Blasio, our future public advocate, and John Liu, our comptroller-elect, each demonstrated their own distinct styles of ineptitude.

PHOTOS: Fashion Elite at 'Balenciaga'; Bloomberg Saves Spider-Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night many New Yorkers were out supporting great causes. George Clooney (and his gorgeous girlfriend) and Robert Kennedy Jr. for attended the ...

Teacher Salaries and Shortage Areas

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

While I am very disappointed that Mayor Bloomberg selected a new schools chancellor with no experience whatsoever in public education, I have to remain optimistic that our NYC kids will not be shortchanged in any way.

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...

Black Swan Imbroglio: The Crisis of Journalism and Control of the Stack

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

21st century journalism will be about controlling and having access to the "stack" -- taking vast amounts of raw information and transforming it into useful material for telling interesting and important stories.

PHOTOS: New York Campaigns End As Votes Come In

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The candidates for all major New York races made their last campaign stops this morning to vote, and are now retiring until the tallies come in. Andr...

Do Teacher Ratings Matter to Parents?

Beth Fertig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Beth Fertig

I spoke with a handful of New York public school parents and while my survey was very small (fewer than 10 individuals) the responses weren't surprising.

Bloomberg Now Backs Two-Term Limit In His Third Term As Mayor

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the city's term limits law extended so he could run for a third term, but now he says he s...