Anthony Weiner is back in the news, and openly discussing his interest in becoming a candidate for mayor. He obviously grasps the underlying causes of his supremely self-destructive actions. What seems confusing, however, is the exceptional impulsiveness he displayed.
How do I convey this without offending the gay community, or women who are supportive of more women in politics, or those who believe that Michael Bloomberg was a great mayor for New York? It may be impossible, but here goes. Christine Quinn is not qualified to be mayor of New York.
As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's third term draws to an end this year, it is imperative that whoever succeeds him as Mayor commits to maintaining the momentum behind New York City's sustainability initiatives.
As a society we cannot allow ourselves to become anesthetized to what is right and wrong. More importantly, anyone running for public office should ask themselves: Am I qualified to hold the public's trust?
With the 2013 mayoral election in New York likely to produce a Democratic mayor supported by the teachers' union, education reform seems likely to join other major political disagreements in current U.S. politics, where the extremists dominate the debate and moderates have no forum.
The Republican Party of New York City may be an empty shell, but it's a shell that serves an important function -- giving people a choice. We're all better off if they pick somebody who will at least give the Democratic nominee a serious challenge.
As a New York voter and as a candidate for mayor I don't know whether to laugh or cry at how the so-called "frontrunners" for mayor are competing with each other to see who can best spend our taxpayer dollars outside of New York City.