Nancy Pelosi is in an enviable position, the most powerful Democrat in Congress at a time of national ascendancy for her party, but she seems a little nervous.
Part of this is her nature. Just like her two-decade climb up the Democratic ranks, Pelosi’s two years as House speaker have been marked by a style Read More
Throughout his five-and-a-half years as mayor, Mike Bloomberg has come across as something of a revolutionary in pinstripes, tearing down the old ways of doing things and replacing them with methods based on reason, data and cool calculation.
He consolidated all of the city’s customer service numbers into 311, centralized the school system and Read More
Futterman says Wal-Mart “makes sense” in New York.
As community opposition continues to keep Wal-Mart out of the Big Apple, local retail broker extraordinaire Robert K. Futterman has come up with a brilliant solution to the big-box debacle: Kick the naysayers out of the approval process.
“If they keep going in front Read More
It looks like “ Bloomberg 101” summer school classes are in session. In an editorial in today’s LA Times Bloomberg and Chicago’s Richard M. Daley give a pep talk to their favorite pupil, LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Here is a sample straight out of the syllabus.
The superintendent would Read More
There has been much tsk-tsk-ing concerning the interval between Election Day and Concession Day, with pundits and talking heads asserting that the drawn-out re-count in Florida is bad for the country. Precisely why this deadlock would fit the definition of crisis remains uncertain. It’s not as though we don’t have a President; we do, though Read More