A member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and punching a police department clock last Saturday, the latest member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to run into trouble with the law.
The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.
Liberal Super PACs spent twice as much as conservative Super PACs in federal races in 2013, according to a Center for Responsive Politics tally of independent spending.
Candidates backed by soon to be former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were rejected by voters across the country on Tuesday.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing Kathleen Murphy, a Democrat challenger for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, even as the same candidate campaigns with Democrats with strong Second Amendment records.
Politico has named 2013 the “year of the liberal billionaire,” with wealthy left-leaning billionaires spending well over $25 million pushing progressive candidates and causes.
One year ago Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast leaving an unparalleled path of destruction in its wake. The nation’s second-costliest storm affected millions across two dozen states, and today many are still dealing with the storm’s aftermath.
Many towns in New York and New Jersey continue to show Sandy’s effects, and their recovery is far from complete. A drive through towns such as Union Beach, Sea Bright and Highlands show some homes still in disrepair, many empty lots where homes once stood, and businesses shuttered or listed for sale.
Looking for a distraction from the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate? I urge you to read Vanity Fair’s latest advertisement for “The New Establishment,” a list of “50 Titans Disrupting Media, Technology, and Culture,” the century-old magazine’s annual mash-note to the rich and powerful and self-satisfied. These disrupters innovate technologies, set the trends, define the limits of acceptable conversation in culture and politics and society, and pour money into the network of liberal foundations and Democratic campaigns around which our world is increasingly organized. They are the winners in the cognitive lottery that is the New Economy, the men and women creating and shaping, by accident and by design, the “New Feudalism” described so well by Joel Kotkin in The Daily Beast. It’s good to know their names.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office seeking communications between the office and Bloomberg’s gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Colorado voters ousted two of their Democratic state senators Tuesday night in a stinging loss for the gun-control advocates who poured more than $2 million into the state’s first-ever recall election, such as New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.