As we reported yesterday, the Bloomberg administration lost its lengthy and expensive legal battle against a Freedom of Information Law request by Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, requesting the administration's emails concerning the ill-fated hiring of former Schools Chancelor Cathie ... More >>
Two years ago, conservatives were on the ropes. But the GOP victories in last month's elections have them dreaming big again. They're back to talking about destroying the Democrats once and for all. Even Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President in 2012, which shows how general the optimi ... More >>
Yesterday Diana Taylor, a former state regulator better known in the local press for her relationship with our billionaire mayor, joined the list of local political celebrities being floated for a shot at Kirsten Gillibrand's seat. Today, she dropped off the list. Taylor said in a statement t ... More >>
Has anyone noticed that, for all his dour warnings on the economy, maudlin self-representation in ads, and rage at being mocked by Saturday Night Live, David Paterson is a bit of a jokester?
Today he's in Cindy Adams' Post column -- where comedians' press-agents typically plant gags with the ... More >>
We assume the Daily News was just being playful when it compared anti-Yankees comments made by Reverend Luis Leon in President Obama's presence Sunday to the controversial remarks made by Reverend Wright during the late Presidential campaign. Leon said during services attended by the Obamas in D.C.' ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?"
Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
Upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is packing her NRA-approved guns and heading to D.C. to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, according to various media outlets.
Other Democrats may not like it, but they can blame Caroline Kennedy, the princess who turned her own coach into a pumpkin.
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After the "withdrawal" of Bloomberg ally Caroline Kennedy, and slightly in advance of leaks that Kirsten Gillibrand would go to the Senate instead, Governor Paterson caught some flak from Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg complained about the $646 million that the Paterson cut from state funds to the city, ... More >>
A remarkably untimely cloud hangs over Governor David Paterson's apparent selection of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton as junior senator of New York.Federal prosecutors, according to numerous news accounts, are poised to indict former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and ... More >>
Now that Caroline Kennedy has dropped out, the new frontrunner for Hillary Clinton's senate seat is upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic hero for capturing a Republican-majority district in 2006. Camera crews are now posted outside her home in Hudson, New York, and she is reportedl ... More >>
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds ... More >>
Al Jazeera reporting on the war in Gaza
Will somebody please call this a war?
You won't find the word "war" in this morning's lede story in the New York Times on Israel's bombardment and invasion of Gaza.
Is the Times afraid of offending New York's Jews, especially the right-wing Jewish establ ... More >>
Your own private Idaho.
When you can no longer afford even a night out in Boise, Idaho, your country's in deep financial trouble.
In a clever immorality tale about 21st century capitalism, the Wall Street Journal tells us this morning that people in the Intermountain West are having to give up m ... More >>
An agitprop video from the Israeli government. See the Forward's "YouTube Yanks Israeli Army Videos."
Who would have guessed that, with the end of the disastrous Bush regime in sight, we would have been so gloomy on New Year's Eve 2008?
You'd think this would be a time of celebration, or at lea ... More >>