Even if you’re a member of the party that seems to be about to nominate Donald Trump for the presidency, there’s only a 50-50 chance that you actually like him. But there’s another statistic that suggests why the rest of the world watches his ascent with emotions somewhere betwixt bemusement and horror.
Until we change the rules of the electoral game, the odds of a short, Jewish, divorced, autocratic , pro-choice, anti-gun billionaire seem roughly as long as the New York Jets winning the Super Bowl.
When New York City elected as its new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a tectonic shift occurred in the political landscape of not merely the five boroughs, but the nation.
For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.
By Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we […]
A bipartisan group released a report on Tuesday titled “Risky Business,” arguing that U.S. businesses need to treat the threat of climate change as a serious business risk that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars. The group asked businesses to “lead the way” in reducing risks from climate change — for the good of the planet, […]
New York (AFP) – Brash billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday concludes 12 years as New York’s mayor, an era marked by major changes in America’s biggest city but also criticism of the growing gap between rich and poor. His Democratic successor Bill de Blasio, who defeated a Republican rival in a landslide in November, has […]
NEW YORK — The standard line on New York City’s mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who takes office next Wednesday, is that he’s the antithesis of outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg. That’s not quite true, and New York’s voters probably hope it isn’t. In electing de Blasio, they were looking for a course correction from the Bloomberg […]
The Occupy Wall Street protests based in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan successfully repelled a Friday morning attempt by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to dissolve the crowd — which has been camped out there since September 17 — under the guise of cleaning the park after Brookfield Properties, the private corporation that owns the […]