The Sheldon Silver Dilemma, the Run-D.M.C. Take on 2008

“So what the heck are we going to do about Shelly Silver, is that the question?”

That was Gene Russianoff’s anticipatory take on the line of questions I posed to him and other congestion pricing advocates for a story in this week’s Observer.

I’ve also got an interview with Queens-born rap legend D.M.C. (of Run-D.M.C.), who likes Hillary Clinton “because it’s gangsta.” Here’s his take on Barack Obama: “On a political, on a Hollywood, political platform, he’s a new player in town. He’s like Run-D.M.C. to the music industry to break into MTV, if I can put it like that.”