Who needs Mixed Martial Arts when you have Quinn versus DeBlasio?
Much to my disappointment, few have followed up on my recent posts about presumptive Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams (here are a couple more to peruse).
Compared with the U.S. average, the gap has started to close, and because poverty is far grayer in the city than the U.S. as a whole, that gap may close some more. For now, read more and grab some spreadsheets here. http://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/
Lavatories of Democracy Department: States outlaw Upton Sinclair.
It seems I can get posts here after all. Anyway, my series examining the extent to which New York City has recovered from the 1970s continues over at Saying the Unsaid in New York. I'll repost here once the new Room Eight, with attachment capabilities, is operating.
People involved in public affairs tend to see every major event as proof that their previously held theories are correct.
For instance, after the indictment of Malcolm Smith, Mayor Bloomberg said that partisan elections were a reason for the alleged crimes.
Only couple of days ago I said “But, lately NYC politics appears headed largely to discussions better handled by a crime reporter.”
As Bob Dylan once noted, birds aren’t really free from the chains of their skyway, and I certainly am not free of mine.
An important change in City elections kicks in this year and very few people seem to know about it.
Because of changes in the City Charter, that override the State Election law in local elections, the signature requirements to get on the ballot have been lowered drastically.
The sick leave bill is win/win for everyone.
I have also been posting elsewhere while the old Room Eight has been in a coma. I expect to continue doing so during this temporary resurrection, as the new Room Eight is expected to have its spreadsheet attachment function restored. More recently, I've been posting a series on the extent to which New York City has recovered from the 1970s. The latest installment was posted this morning. You can read it and download the spreadsheet to see the charts here.
Now that Room 8 seems to be functioning, I'm joining Gatemouth in coming back.
Some of you may remember that in 2007, I postulated a theory of the two electorates - a small group of well informed voters and a massive group that could care less about politics. And I suggested that cable TV & the web were largely responsible for this
This week's Economist has a story that, whicle focusing on cable news, makes many of the same points.
Here it is -
As you may have noticed, Room 8 is back.