Lending a Hand
Harold Levy, former New York City Chancellor of Public Schools, said today that he supports Cathie Black’s appointment, although he couched his endorsement more as support for the mayor than for the nominee.
“I don’t know Cathie Black, but Mike Bloomberg has made pretty good personnel decisions,” Levy said. “I think if you have mayoral Read More
Like many New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has little patience for that nasty addiction known as cigarette-smoking. What sets Mr. Bloomberg apart from the rest of us, however, is that he can do something to protect thousands of New Yorkers from the scourge of tobacco smoke.
The Mayor has proposed a ban on smoking in Read More
Andrew Cuomo has trouble disguising his world-class ambition. Carl McCall has trouble disguising his lack of world-class ambition. Together, they make a sorry spectacle as New York’s Democrats prepare for what promises to be a bloody, disheartening primary campaign for the party’s gubernatorial nomination.
Mr. Cuomo’s recent behavior suggests that he regards New York voters Read More
Leaders of the American Catholic Church returned from their trip to Rome no less clueless than they were before. The pedophilia scandal gets worse, not better, with each passing day, and yet they spend their time drawing absurd distinctions between notorious sex offenders and those who indulge themselves on occasion.
The leadership of the Catholic Read More
New York has rarely felt as appreciated as it did on Sept. 14, when
President George Bush toured ground zero, threw his arm around a firefighter
and delivered a rousing speech. Then came a promise of $20 billion in federal
assistance and assurances that Washington would help us rebuild.
near the three-month Read More
Only a dozen or so years ago, Mark Green was the very personification of an unrepentant 60′s liberal. Forever tilting at windmills, constantly identifying new grievances, eternally assured of his own righteousness, Mr. Green seemed destined to grow gray in a tie-dyed shirt. He seemed to prefer the easy agitation of the press conference to Read More
Anyone who follows New York’s
school foibles knows that politicians have been railing against the Board of
Education and its gigantic bureaucracy for decades. Every candidate for the
City Council or State Legislature, it seems, has a boilerplate denunciation of
the unwieldy school board, complete with ritualized calls for massive personnel
But, of Read More
Schools Chancellor Harold Levy is on the ropes. He has
enemies on the Board of Education and at City Hall, and the Mayoral hopefuls
have sneered at him. There’s talk he may leave before his term expires in June.
Why all the fuss? Because Mr. Levy is the first chancellor to come along with
the Read More
One of the most baffling
mysteries in the disappearance of 24-year-old Chandra Levy is why CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather has
decided to impose a blackout on reporting the case. In the 11 weeks since Ms.
Levy vanished from her Washington, D.C., apartment, Mr. Rather has allowed only
one report to be broadcast, in Read More
The only New Yorkers who will remember the 2000-1 school year with any fondness will be the graduates who finally, blessedly, put the city school system behind them and go on to happier things. Even the City University of New York is looking better these days, as the public schools finish a year marked by Read More