Fred Hochberg, dean of the Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy, is reportedly getting an appointment with the Obama administration as the head of the Export-Import Bank.
Hochberg, who is openly gay, worked as a deputy in the Small Business Administration under Bill Clinton.
The possible appointment Read More
For all David Paterson’s considerable charm and wit, his managerial style has been described by Democratic insiders as "jazz government." He is not into discipline. He’s no good at firing people. His greatest political talent seems to be being in the right place at the right time.
But always walking one step behind Paterson now Read More
Talk about unsolicited praise.
Referring to the notion that the 2008 Democrats are more supportive of gay rights than the Republicans, influential consultant and gay rights activist Ethan Geto offered me the following caveat:
“They are going to be so much more supportive than the Republican candidates, unless we have an anomaly — and it’s Read More
Over on the West Side, one of the Assembly candidates, Charles Simon, has a couple of mailings that perfectly illustrate how hard it will be for the state Democratic Party establishment to extricate itself from a lobbyist-heavy political culture. The central problem being that the establishment is composed in no small part of lobbyists. Read More
An email from lobbyist/consultant/gay activist Ethan Geto has been making the rounds since he sent it to Gay City News publisher Paul Schindler.
The email, cced to a long list that included many Bloomberg supporters, responds to the paper’s endorsement of Freddy:
Terrific editorial! Bully for you and GCN!
Ill eat my Read More
The rump of the Howard Dean campaign, organized as Democracy for NYC, put together an impressive turnout of 100 or so people on a rainy Sunday night. So Wonderland, a club in the East 20s, was pretty crowded for last night’s mayoral forum, particularly once you added most of Gifford‘s staff and much Read More
I’ve come to save the Dean campaign. As a fellow “Browning boy” (the East 62nd Street school that Howard Dean and I attended back in the early 60′s), I can’t very well sit on my hands any longer while the former Vermont governor botches another batch of primaries, his once-proud movement sinking into political oblivion. Read More
Former Governor Howard Dean of Vermont is this year’s “movement” Democrat, the candidate whose uncompromising rhetoric has galvanized an army of grass-roots supporters, giving him an unexpectedly strong showing in the polls, an outsized share of media attentionandthe allure of afashionable campaign.
But with this earlysuccess comes a dilemma: How does he avoid becoming Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has found a secret weapon in the war on smoking in bars and restaurants-a well-known, articulate widow who for decades owned and operated the Lion’s Head, the legendary hangout for writers and journalists on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.
Judith Joice, who presided over the Lion’s Head along with her late husband, Read More