It's September 24, 1999 and it looked like I would be running for mayor. So begans two years of glad-handing, fund-raising, and speeches, as Deni and I confide privately (away from the kids, staff, and journalists), "Can't wait till September 11!"
The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.
Alan Hevesi is guilty of much of what he has been accused of, even though it is unclear just what crimes, if any, he has admitted. However, the timing of the proposed plea bargain is less than perfect.
While we naturally think of Mothers Day in American terms, I can't help but think of that woman I met -- long since passed away -- and those like her who are battling each and every day for the future of their children.
I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."
The Supreme Court throws out the ban on direct corporate spending to support political candidates. The midterm election can now be brought to you by Pepsi and Coke -- or any other company with the money to spend to elect candidates they think will better their bottom line.
The Working Families Party wants New York to believe that it can make or break a Democrat running in a tough primary, and that therefore everybody had better treat their issues, and opinions, with extreme respect.
Imagine how surprised and delighted New Yorkers must have been when they awoke to find the city is embarking on a Democratic runoff -- a two-week political steel cage match to decide the nominations for public advocate and comptroller.