Mayor Bloomberg hasn't shied away from this challenge, and his support has been critical to the successes we have had in reducing gun crimes. I am concerned that his departure will be a setback to our continued efforts to crack down on illegal guns.
An elected official, or any leader, whether of families, small teams or large organizations, has signed up for more than just being an effective manager. We have to believe in them based on our experience of them, not on what they say to us.
Anthony Weiner's lack of discipline is a striking and risky metaphor for the undisciplined, licentious, out-of-control New York City that persisted in the public consciousness through its near-bankruptcy, and the crime-drenched, dysfunctional decades of the '60s and '70s.
New York City's Chief Financial Officer, or the Comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and he will likely become even more important and powerful in 2014.
While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.