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Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

Music Industry Executive Meets Social Advocate: Chatting with Lava Records CEO Jason Flom

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."

Gulf Stream: Williams Nixes Bluegrass LNG Export Pipeline, Announces New Export Line

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construc...

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

Hamlet and President Obama: Strange Bedfellows

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Politicians may come and go, but Hamlet is a true Renaissance Man, one for the ages.

Our Shining City

Jesse Medalia Strauss | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jesse Medalia Strauss

In 1984 Governor Cuomo's speech served as a stark reminder that it is not the individuals on top that makes America great, it is our entire community. Rich or poor, we are all part of this American society and therefore we have a responsibly to each other.

Words Matter: Mario Cuomo's 1984 Tale of Two Cities Relevant to Today's Politics of Disappointment

Karen Hinton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

Almost 30 years ago, on a 30-inch Zenith TV with rabbit ear antenna situated close to the screen front door of Lusco's Restaurant in Greenwood, Mississippi, was the face of Mario Cuomo, speaking to the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco.

Everyone Loves a Weiner: Why Anthony Weiner Will Be the Next Mayor of New York

Mario Almonte | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York
Mario Almonte

Make all the jokes you want. The next mayor of New York City will be Anthony Weiner. The current crop of mayoral candidates is so mediocre that, until Weiner's entry last week, Election Day was on its way to attracting one of the lowest voter turnouts in history.

Volume Three: Hillary, the Presidential Years

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary deserves to sit back, maybe even grab a quick nap, and have time to reflect on a life thus far well spent. She announced she will write a memoir of her time as Sec. of State. Friends who have written books tell me that isn't really a vacation. But for Hillary maybe it is.

Ed Koch: He Did Just Fine

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Ed Koch was a member of The Greatest Generation and not just by accident of birth. He was an American patriot who spent a lifetime serving his country and his city. He wanted to make the world a better place, root out corruption and help people. In this, he was an outstanding success.

Ed Koch Documentary and Plenty More at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The 22nd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival offers yet another dazzling year of films including Neal Barsky's documentary, Koch -- a wonderful retrospective of the political life of a quintessential son of New York City.

Romney Or Obama? A Secular Voting Guide

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Back in hoary antiquity -- say, prior to the presidential election of 2004 -- a secularist's voting preference was fore-ordained. To wit, a secularist voted for the Democrat and the Democrat only. But things have changed.

Mr. President: My Plea For the DNC

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

This past week, self-glorification trumped common national vision. The "I" conquered the "we." Next week Democrats have to boldly counter this anti-"we" zeal. We want you, Mr. President, to remind us that we are part of something bigger.

Frank Rich: Why Liberals' Past Culpability On Gay Discrimination Can't Be Forgotten

New York Magazine | Frank Rich | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

When the news came last June that the New York State Senate had voted to legalize same-sex marriage, I was at a dinner party that felt like New Year's...

Andrew Cuomo Takes a Victory Lap

Dan Collins | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Last year worked so well by NY standards that the populace probably presumes the governor will be pull it off again with a budget that looks serious and reformist, yet carries no major pain for any of the state's powerful interest groups. He certainly sounded that way in his State-of-the State speech.

Cuomo Interviewed In GQ

Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo's had a good first year as governor. A budget passed on time, marriage equality (he doesn't call it "gay marriage") and very high approva...

Saving a Bookshop With Local Love and Considerable National Help

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Pearl Korn

This is a lovely, pre-holiday tale that could have captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. It is the story of a little, independent, different kind of bookshop that has served an artist and working-class community for 34 years.

An Offer He'll Have to Refuse

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

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.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

I Like Him -- He's Italian!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

It's not that I like Gov. Andrew Cuomo because he is Italian American. I like that he is Italian American, and he's making us proud.

If I Could Ask Andrew Cuomo a Question

Alan Singer | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1984, Mario Cuomo rejected tax cuts for the wealthy and programs that make the rich richer. My question is: when did you reject your father's philosophy and become a Tea Party Republican?

Romney's Work Beginning to Pay Off

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Mitt Romney is emerging as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Unless other candidates begin raising money and building an organization, the race for the Republican nomination will be over before it starts.

Trustee Swings and Misses with Mets Owners

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Brad Kurtzberg

The SEC investigated Bernie Madoff numerous times during the 25 years the Mets owners made investments with him. It hardly seems fair to hold investors, in this case the Wilpons and the Katzes, to a higher standard than the SEC.