On Sunday's Meet The Press, we got to hear about stop and frisk from all angles, starting with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who made it clear his feelings are extremely bruised by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin appointing an independent monitor to make sure the NYPD doesn't trample anyone's ... More >>
Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>
UPDATED (1/15/13): On the one-month anniversary of Newtown, we heard yet more news about gun control from our Mayor and President. In Baltimore, Mr. Bloomberg attended a summit on the topic at John Hopkins University and, once again, called for more action on a national level. His speech outli ... More >>
It appears that media mogul Rupert Murdoch may have some level of, dare I say, morality and compassion inside of him. A day after New York Magazine reported that higher-ups at Fox News directed producers and reporters to avoid engaging in gun-control talk, Murdoch's New York Post published an edit ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg appeared on a Super Bowl-themed Meet The Press segment this morning, and sounded off on topics like increasing taxes for the wealthy, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Super Bowl ad and the potential for an Iraq War veterans' parade in the city. Paired with Indiana Governor Mitch Danie ... More >>
Watch out, Mr. Mayor! The United Federation of Teachers is launching an ad campaign today that attacks Mike Bloomberg -- who has loudly criticized the union at a handful of public appearances this year. At his State of the City speech earlier this month, the mayor went after the UFT for insisting on ... More >>
Tomorrow, President Obama will unveil a deficit-cutting proposal that will include a revision to the U.S. tax code. The proposed change will feature a higher tax rate for the wealthiest 0.3% of Americans, who currently pay the IRS with a $15 gift card to Sam Goody every April (estimated figur ... More >>
Our mayor Mike Bloomberg has found the solution for America's immigration issues, as he outlined this morning on "Meet the Press." Let the immigrants come as they may, and simply force them all to live in Detroit! It's a perfect fix for the ongoing disaster zone that is the Motor City. Tell ... More >>
Chris Christie, a.k.a. "Governor Wrecking Ball," likes to live large we now know thanks to an intrepid inspector general for the Department of Justice, although it's not clear if this helps or hurts the political fortunes of the XXX-sized New Jersey gov.
Senate candidate-in-abeyance Harold Ford didn't much want to talk about his finances on Meet the Press this morning. Ford, whose spokesman says he requested a leave of absence from his NBC contract "while he travels the state, listens to voters and weighs an opportunity to serve them in the S ... More >>
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has been making the media rounds since the Christmas terror attempt promoting wider use of full-body scanning in airports to keep us safe in the skies. According to the Washington Post, he's also been promoting a client. Unfortunately, he ha ... More >>
Sarah Palin, or maybe her ghostwriter, wrote in Palin's new book about sharing a hypothetical cup of coffee with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Meet the Press today, David Gregory passed the idea along to Clinton, who said OK.
It's hard to imagine a worse time for a governor to lapse into lazy lies. But with the state in its most troubled fiscal condition in decades, facing daunting deficits, David Paterson has become all spin all the time, putting his own concocted narrative ahead of the state's need for crisis cr ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 24, 1964, Vol. X, No. 10Thomas Hits Viet War at Washington Sq. RallyMore than 1000 people, including turbaned writer Marc Schleifer, bearded, bereted hippies, mothers with baby carriages, and the Police Department's Special Services ( ... More >>
As you can see, he's a twittering mayor for all the people. Though his twitter feed is usually written by campaign operatives, with such breathless dispatches as "@corybooker praises Mike's leadership on Meet the Press today. Video of Mayor Booker endorsing Mike last month," just this once ... More >>
If it's true that He Who Dies With The Most Posts Wins, Moby's in the running for first--dude has been posting on his Internet "journal" for eight years (?!!), which is somehow longer than both God or Fluxy. And so we add another one to his "about" collection, simply because it's been brought to our ... More >>
Writers and lawyers discuss human rights in a post-9/11 world
Photos by Julie Bolcer Governor David Paterson showed some support for his embattled secretary, Charles J. O'Byrne, acknowledging him as "my dear friend" in remarks to a statewide gay rights group on Monday night. O'Byrne, a former Jesuit priest who is openly gay, was among many hundreds in atten ... More >>
A common complaint about the media is that they are too enamored with themselves, and they will use any opportunity to navel-gaze. Tim Russert's death by heart attack on Friday provided one of those opportunities, and the coverage continues even in today's papers. In this case, the coverage is not u ... More >>
Port Security and the Politics of a Good Story
Marchers against torture pledge five-day fast if denied entry
Rice, Bush, McCain all say no compromise
Plamegate made some major flaws transparent. Time for a transparent solution.
New Yorkers take to the streets in protest of the war in Iraq
In Katrina's wake, the supposed oil shortage and suspicious gas price hikes
Reporters could fill us in on the Plame saga by describing their own roles
Busting that GOP dream plot: shut out Hillary by appointing hubby to Supreme Court
Secretary of Defense sued for torture while media cover Michael Jackson trial
European tour '05: A jumping-off point for a White House run in '08?
The leashes belonged on our own soldiersno matter how you spin it
How the Candidates Come Down on Capital Punishment
Bubbling, Crude Documents From Cheney
'Citizens Will Not Become Informants'
'Never Anything About Obstruction of Justice'
Hunger in Texas and Tennessee
Bipartisan Dismal Choices