We should be taking up the fight to solve the problems that New Yorkers face, not waiting to deal with their consequences. New Yorkers deserve a Public Advocate that will fight for them and lead their charge, not just pick up their phone call.
Think Melanie Griffith's character in Working Girl except with a Ph.D. Cathy Guerriero, candidate for the office of Public Advocate for the City of New York, is determined to win. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island -- she may reside in Manhattan but her blue-collar roots are deep.
It could be decisive if a Republican of Rudy's stature stepped forward to acknowledge that it's time to unite behind an obviously peaceful interfaith Center in New York, and to speak out against the rise in hate crimes against Muslims.
Why are we again debating a NYC Charter Commission in August? First, a stupid state law permits a mayor to keep impaneling them. Second, Bloomberg had to do a mulligan on term limits because of his shameful 2008 end run around two voter referenda.
While it's tempting to think that most Americans are well-informed and immune to health care myths, recent polls show that members of all political parties, across the country, are confused about what will happen to their health care.
In 2008 the NYPD set a new record with 531,159 stop-and-frisks. During the first three months of 2009 they were on pace to shatter that record. This was happening even as the news media was focused on the arrest of Professor Gates.