| May 30, 2014
| 5:31 AM
A bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed the California Senate on Thursday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda.
The legislation next goes...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced support on Twitter for Michael Bloomberg after the National Rifle Association purchased ad time to attack the former New York mayor's gun control work.
"No leader has done more to help end gun violence than @MikeBloomberg. He...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr.
Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT STORIES do you read -- all about 'Gin Eagels,' the wild parties, the drinking. Do you believe all of it -- even the gossip that I take dope?"
That's Kim Novak in one of her innumerable "big" scenes in 1957's "Jeanne Eagels." This is an overwrought,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:24 AM
The New York Times has a lengthy and dismaying article on the problems with New York City’s pensions:
Next year alone, the city will set aside for pensions more than $8 billion, or 11 percent of the budget. That is an increase of more than 12...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The impasse over rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has left 70% of television viewers in the market unable to access broadcasts of the hometown baseball team's games, indicates that there may just be a limit to the stratospheric cost of sports...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bridgehampton got a little more colorful Saturday when Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Art for Life benefit.
Prior to the start of the program, which was emceed by Soledad O'Brien, guests were...
| Jul 8, 2014
I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Michael Bloomberg is one of those 1-percenters who gives his caste a good name. When he really believes in a cause, he ponies up real cash to back up his words.
Unlike the Koch brothers, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence public policy are not...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The daughter of incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that she had suffered from clinical depression for years and, until recent therapy, abused alcohol and marijuana. Chiara de Blasio, 19, said that she was going public with the...