Bloomberg Plans To Spend $50 Million To Fight NRA

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 12:05 pm

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to take on the National Rifle Association in his first post-office political contest. Bloomberg is pledging to spend $50 million to build a cross-country gun control activist organization.

 

A Great Divide: The Election Fight for California’s Schools

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 6:00 pm

An election campaign now being fought almost completely out of public view could radically alter the way California’s school children are taught. If Marshall Tuck unseats incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the state’s public education system could become a laboratory for a movement that prizes privatization and places a high value on student test scores over traditional instruction. The contrasts between the two top contenders in the nonpartisan race could not be more dramatic – nor could the stakes for the country’s largest education system.

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Introduction (Part I of V)

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 12:00 pm

In another usual night at the dinner table with my parents, my father had the television on with the October 9th mayoral debate in New York City featuring Republican candidate Joseph Lhota and Independent candidate Adolfo Carrion, Jr. What was interesting, as was noted, is Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio not showing up to the debate and was criticized not only by the candidates, but others in the media as well.

Jasiri X Channels Mayor Bloomberg Responds to Kendrick Lamar’s Control Verse

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 1:05 pm

Earlier this month, in the verse tweeted round the world, Kendrick Lamar took the Internet by storm on Big Sean’s unreleased track “Control” by declaring himself–an artist originally from Compton- The King of New York.

Lamar’s debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” draws heavily from his upbringing in Compton so much so that after it’s release Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke of it’s importance stating;

No Room of Their Own for New Yorkers in Need

By: Friday August 23, 2013 6:00 pm

The city that never sleeps may become the city where the poor can’t afford a place to sleep. While New Yorkers are used to battling astronomical housing costs and wedging themselves into closet-sized studios, hundreds of thousands of working-class residents have somewhere to call home thanks to the city’s public housing system. But now that already faulty system is facing a new assault from real estate developers.

Those Bolshevik Rapscallions and Their Blasted Velocipedes

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 6:40 pm

Someone at the Wall Street Journal Home for the Liver-Spotted, Phlegmy And Smelling of Three Week-Old Baby Powder, must have left the bed-rails down again because Dorothy Rabinowitz, who is so old she that used to baby-sit Phyllis Schlafly’s mom, is standing on the lawn in her nightgown and shaking her bony fist at that young upstart Michael Bloomberg because he is ‘begriming” New York City Amsterdam with those newfangled dandy horse contraptions.

Bloomberg Calls for Reinterpreting Constitution After Boston Bombing

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:40 am

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had enough of the Constitution, at least how everyone interprets it today. In response to the Boston Bombing, Mayor Bloomberg believes freedoms will have to be curtailed, to protect freedom.

Over the Past Decade NYC Spent a Million Police Hours on Marijuana Possession

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 9:25 am

During Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure New York City spent over a million police hours processing misdemeanor marijuana arrests due in large part to the controversial stop and frisk policy that targets minority communities. According to the findings of a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, from 2002 to 2012 roughly 440,000 low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests were made.

New York Wants to Boost Food Manufacturing, but Will Communities Get a Raw Deal?

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 11:05 am

Under the reign of New York City’s billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has issued millions of dollars in business development subsidies to beleaguered urban neighborhoods, meant to create new jobs and promote entrepreneurial spirit. Now the NYCEDC is teaming up with Wall Street to give loans to local food manufacturers, but activists who have examined the city’s development track record smell something fishy.

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