Speaking of Ding Dongs and the New York City mayor's office, Anthony Weiner is now exploring his own... um.... chances of winning the mayor's race, apparently. Late-night comics everywhere are rejoicing, one assumes.
I was one of the early supporters of Michael Bloomberg when he first campaigned to be mayor of New York City. Those first positive impressions that I had of this uniquely experienced candidate have more than proven to be true over the past decade.
A $100,000 grant isn't a big one at the Rockefeller Foundation. But the grant maker's decision to award that much to a thinly disguised effort to give businesses more influence in the New York City's mayor's race is both inappropriate and a waste of philanthropic resources.
I am running for mayor to counter the stale drift of ideas that have come from our city's Democratic and Republican parties. We don't need policies geared to just working families or the wealthy, but policies sustaining all families.
On their present course, Obama and Secretary Duncan will end up demoralizing teachers, closing schools that are struggling to improve, dismantling the teaching profession, and harming public education.