roponents of the drastic Chicago pension cuts sought by the city have threatened a range of doomsday scenarios if their proposal is not enacted. Rather than the thoughtful, informed discussion this matter deserves, this is the equivalent of shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater.
It can be incredibly exhilarating to attend a speech by the President (current or former) of the United States (depending upon your political views) -- especially if you're a college student, and that speech happens to be given at the university or college of which you attend.
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
Small parties have obstacles at the federal level. The major parties have inexhaustible funds and internal support. A third-party candidate can't compete against those forces. If smaller, more agile, parties are to compete at the national level, they will first need to succeed locally.
What are the chances that Lhota can come from behind and with enough money and persuasive rhetoric win the election, a little more than four weeks from now? Those who want to place a bet on the underdog in this case could benefit from some data.
With the New York elections looming, the imminent arrival of a new mayor offers the chance to reanimate the foremost residential aspect and make it a dynamic part of history making rather than as fixed measure of past events alone.
Stop-and-frisk is working. There are clearly fewer "bad guys" roaming the streets with guns, hard drugs, and other illegal possessions. If the NYPD is forced to no longer practice this policy, the results will be clear.
What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.
In that island of silence and the meaningful ellipse, blogging is not an innocuous pastime. The government has done its best to restrict internet usage and even skew Cuba's image online by bombarding the web with their own propaganda.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is ahead in a recent poll. Based on her performance at the NY Law School breakfast, I would say that Speaker Quinn will continue to lead the pack come September 10.
How is it possible to truly have the same opportunities as students in other parts of the city, state, and country when you have to think about your own mortality EVERY day as you walk to and from school?