| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Another questionable incident has bubbled up from Dora B. Schriro's five-year tenure as New York City's correction commissioner. It's not looking good for her.
While there, according to The New York Times, Ms. Schriro — now Connecticut's public...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of miles on the road this summer and fall have afforded me the opportunity to observe a variety of political ads from across the spectrum. Herewith, observations from the heartland:
I assume the relentless Democratic campaign to demonize the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel found himself mortified after Valleywag published in May a series of raunchy emails he had sent to fraternity brothers while at Stanford University. He discussed urinating on someone and attempts to get sorority...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:51 PM
In television ads and talking points, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his supporters have sought to portray Republican rival Tom Foley as a heartless businessman incapable of relating to the concerns of working people.
Malloy has accused Foley, who made a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
More than 40 states offer film and TV tax incentives, along with many countries.
So what would happen if all those tax credits went away?
That was a question posed at the CityLab summit on Tuesday, and the answer from panelists was that it wouldn't...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ONE OF the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he could do what he was afraid he couldn't do." -- Henry Ford
A LOT of money changed hands this weekend. Many people had to fork over cash, buy dinners, roll their...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Barely four months into her post as commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Cynthia Lopez sits atop an agency responsible for the smooth operation of an industry that generates a whopping $7 billion in direct...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey.
Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif. in...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Billionaires can be fascinating, and not just because of the fortunes they amass. They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about...