| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep.
Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Leave it to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to use the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards to plug his city as a film destination.
“The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have recognized some of the most talented people in the production...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 20, 2013
How many more innocent people including children — like 3-year-old Deonta Howard — have to be gunned down before our legislators will finally stop listening to the National Rifle Association and instead take the matter of gun violence...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Maybe we should just give up. That’s what some gun control advocates have been saying. The Navy Yard massacre occurred on the heels of an election where two Colorado politicians were recalled for successfully pushing a gun control law through...
| Sep 18, 2013
I am not a big fan of recall elections. This example of direct democracy is largely an artifact of the progressive era in American politics, when it was assumed that state legislatures were corrupt gaggles of bought-and-paid-for politicians. Allowing...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Sleaze always sells, but when it comes to politics, maybe not so much and not for long.
Take the New York City primaries on Tuesday, when voters will get a chance to pick candidates for mayor and city comptroller. Voters will also get a chance to decide...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has told his budget office not to release any more money for Capitol renovations after the $50 million project has come under criticism.
The announcement came a couple hours after Democratic challenger Bill Daley ripped...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:44 AM
NEW YORK – To the solemn lament of tolling bells and the mournful recitation of names of the fallen, Americans on Wednesday paused to commemorate the moment of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Memorial events unfolded at the site of the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:25 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror...