Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn announced today that he was endorsed by Assemblyman Dick Gottfried and a local Democrat club on the Lower East Side.
This gives Aborn the backing of most of the elected officials–and both Democratic clubs–who have endorsed in the race, affording his campaign an opportunity for some purposeful chest-beating. Read More
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Richard Aborn was just endorsed by former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who, on a conference call with reporters this morning, noted that he and his wife were married by another candidate in the race, Leslie Crocker Snyder.
Bratton, who has been married twice, did not Read More
Yesterday, in Los Angeles, a bunch of people tried to figure out what to do about overzealous paparazzi. It’s one of those problems in L.A. that–like freeway traffic, body dysmorphia and too many struggling actors–seems to come with the territory, but the paps’ antics in the past year seem to have gotten more than the Read More
American politics thrives on mythmaking. There was no Camelot until Jackie Kennedy retroactively created it. And since George W. Bush burst on the national scene, Americans have been fed a steady diet of Rovian Kool-Aid to convince them that a blue-blooded frat boy is really a folksy Everyman. So it’s only natural that aspiring Presidential Read More
Unlike the ceremonial positions of Borough President or
Public Advocate, the person who holds the title of City Comptroller has an
important assignment. As the city’s chief financial officer, he or she is
charged with overseeing the municipal treasury and making sure that the Mayor
and City Council aren’t spending and borrowing their way to Read More
Striding through the corridors of police headquarters and trolling the talk show circuit, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spent a long weekend defending those embattled civil servants whose work has made him a national political star: cops.
On Feb. 20, he stood alongside Police Commissioner Howard Safir and handed police a powerful new tool, announcing that cops Read More