Forget about the fiscal cliff in Washington; the kids of New York City are about to jump off one, too. In less than ten days, New York City's public school system stands to gain or lose nearly $300 million of the $700 million allotted to New York State under President Obama's "Race to the Top" prog ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>
An unlikely activist's battle with the NYPD's frisky business
How our mayor has given us the business
Yesterday, Wayne Barrett began to uncover the unsavory characters who have helped fuel Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign to be the next Manhattan District Attorney. Now, in part two, Barrett continues that list, focusing this time on political conservatives who are backing Snyder... Richard G ... More >>
It's getting to the point where if you tell people the truth about the black crime menace, you lose your right to a government job. Here's the latest outrage from the sensitivity police: An aide to Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has resigned after it was revealed that she made com ... More >>
Good news, freeloaders -- your welfare checks are going up by as much as 38 dollars! The Times reports the monthly stipend for a family of four just went up from $375.70 to $413.70. It's the first such increase in nineteen years. Diabetic single recipient Georgeanna Hicks, 54, gets an extra $13 t ... More >>
Here's an early and useful dividend from the four-way race for the Democratic nomination for city comptroller: Candidate David Yassky, the Brooklyn city councilman who's been eager for an electoral promotion for several years now, today released his own Web site of city budget info. Yassky calls his ... More >>
Governor Paterson greeted communters at the Bryant Park subway station this morning, in celebration of the MTA bailout plan that Albany passed last night, though no one seems in a celebratory mood -- not even the Governor. "The one thing that I learned through this process," Paterson said, "is that ... More >>
From the department of ICWUDT: the Post howls in outrage at the new state taxes to be suffered by three specific classes of New Yorkers: the "Average Joes," the "Well-Off Family," and the "Single Guy." They make their best case for the Joes, first by putting a picture of black people in their graph ... More >>
With Governor Paterson at a low ebb and Kirsten Gillibrand's future popularity under the manipulation of New York's Democratic elite (and others) uncertain, some noise is being made for the return of Rudolph Giuliani. Randy Mastro, Giuliani's former deputy mayor and close aide, told the Observer, "I ... More >>
Every New York governmental agency has its hand out for government largesse from tax-and-spend liberal Obama. At the New York Post, the Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas says they shouldn't. It's "a bad idea for wealthy cities like New York to depend on federal policies for rational infrastructur ... More >>
Will a toll booth at the corner of 60th and Fifth solve midtown's traffic nightmare?
Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI or the NYPD.
Joel Klein claimed that the axed 'social promotion' dissenters resigned. This was a lie.
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