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What DID They Mean by That? A Week of Truthiness and Media

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

Ever had one of those weeks where the distance between what was said and what was done stretches way out into the blue yonder? In my job as director o...

All For One and One For Some?

Martin Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Martin Maidenberg

Mayor Bloomberg now has an opportunity to stand up for the equality of all groups, including gays and lesbians, with regard to the separation of church and state.

Obama Supports 'The Right' To Build Ground Zero Mosque

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Weighing his words carefully on a fiery political issue, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New Y...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Willow Bay Interviews Tesla CEO Elon Musk (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Huffington Post senior editor Willow Bay interviewed Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Bloomberg Television this morning. Tesla, which engineers and manuf...

Diverse Perspectives in Mayor Bloomberg's Office

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

My fellow New Yorkers: I write to you today because it has recently come to my attention that certain concerns have arisen about the diversity.

Bloomberg News Refuses to Correct Blatantly False Drilling Ban Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the answer is no. On Thursday I documented a blatantly false Bloomberg news story designed to mislead readers ab...

Gov. Paterson Ends Database on Innocent NYers, But Stop-and-Frisks and Low-Level Marijuana Arrests Still Need to Be Drastically Reduced

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ethan Nadelmann

David Paterson has signed legislation to limit the NYPD practice of storing personal information on innocent New Yorkers who are stopped-and-frisked but not charged with any crime.

Mayor Bloomberg To Marty Markowitz: Keep Those Asser Levy Park Concerts Down!

brooklynpaper.com | The Brooklyn Paper / Ben Muessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the eve of the first summer concert in Asser Levy Park, Mayor Bloomberg warned Borough President Markowitz that if the music gets too loud, Thursda...

New York WINNERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York is full of winners... and of losers. Each week HuffPost New York will be praising those who ended up ahead and calling out those who fell be...

New York's LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York is full of winners... and of losers. Each week HuffPost New York will be praising those who ended up ahead and calling out those who fell be...

Rahm Emanuel's Top Aide QUITS: Sarah Feinberg Heading To Bloomberg

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Feinberg, a top White House staffer and aide to Rahm Emanuel, will be leaving the Obama Administration for a position at Bloomberg. (Feinberg is...

Dan Froomkin

Bloomberg 'Terror Gap' Argument Shot Down By Pro-Gun GOP Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's appeal to what he called "common sense" at a congressional hearing Wednesday morning failed to sway two Rep...

Dan Froomkin

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Outraged; Will Call Congress Out On 'Terror Gap'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With his city still on edge over this weekend's attempted truck-bombing in Times Square, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg heads to Capitol Hill on ...

Economist sans buts

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

Bloomberg Businessweek owes Lloyd Blankfein a very big, wet kiss. When the first issue of the redesigned magazine hit newsstands a few weeks back, Go...

No ifs, ands and Certainly no buts at Bloomberg's BusinessWeek

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

At Bloomberg's Business Week writers are now discouraged from using words like "but". What would the world be like without "but"? "I love you, dear," you might say. Then you would be unable to add, "But I'm marrying your sister."

New York is Burning: Let's Put the Fire Out

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Our assignment, should we choose to take it, is to interrupt New York's conversion into the New Fake Europe.

Boulder Is Bloomberg Bussinessweek's Best Town For Startups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An influx of entrepreneurs like these has changed the face of this Colorado city of 98,000, making it a destination for Internet startups. With the Un...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part Two)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

Video: How Else to Spend Goldman's $5.5 Billion in Bonuses

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What else could we do with $5.5 billion in bonuses Goldman Sachs is giving its employees for the first three months of 2010? You'd think that after r...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part One)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

Peter Orszag Leaving? Budget Director May Exit Soon, Bloomberg News Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag may become the first member of Barack Obama's cabinet to leave, Bloomberg reports. Orszag will make his deci...

2010 Elections: New Leaders or New Faces on Status Quo?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sally Kohn

It is still remarkably difficult to be a challenger. Consider Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter's race to unseat New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada.

The Quiet Deception of Community Control

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

But while the call for localism before the Charter Review Commission is a seductive one given the state of the city, in the end I think it really boils down to a cheap kind of populism.

John Paulson Defends His Toxic CDOs by Insulting Everyone's Intelligence

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

There are countless ways to discredit Paulson's recent statements, just as there are countless ways to discredit his claim that he operated in "good faith."