More New York City Articles

  • Chuck Schumer asks feds to review World Trade Center security

    NEW YORK — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper. Schumer's request comes after a teenager was charged with climbing to the top of...

  • NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling...

  • New York City mayor's next big push: Affordable housing

    NEW YORK — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the...

  • Bizarre arguments and behavior on education, smoking and obesity

    Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to take them seriously.

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars

    A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation casts "serious doubt" on effort by nanny state legislators to curb obesity through tax increases on sweet sodas and energy drinks, finding in some cases that people simply shift to other sweets--and gain weight.

  • Crisis in Crimea doesn't slow White House money chase

    While Washington waits for a response from Moscow in the second week of the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region, the White House midterm money chase continues unabated. On Tuesday night, President Obama headed to New York to attend a pair of $32,400-a-person fundraisers for Democrats'...

  • Obama at Gap: No V-necks for daughters, fears they will 'slip'

    President Obama, on a fundraising field trip to New York City on Tuesday, stopped in at a Gap on 42nd Street to shop for his wife and daughters, confidently telling those around him, "I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense.” But given a choice to be stylish or prudish, he...

  • The Left versus minorities and charter schools

    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political Left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far-Left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding,...

  • Liam Neeson uses his 'particular set of skills' to take on Bill De Blasio's horse-drawn carriage ban

    Liam Neeson is a badass, okay? You know it, I know it — it’s a fact of life. The man kicked Batman’s butt, taught Obi-Wan Kenobi everything he knew, commanded the gods of Mount Olympus and killed, like, half of Paris. On Saturday, Neeson taught President Obama how to deal with Vladimir...

  • Which side of charter-school fight hates minority children?

    Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We'd be hearing that Republicans "hate" the poor.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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