TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.
Reading the news, one could be forgiven for believing the false notion that there is too little money in the state of New York.
What's happening to my neighborhood Bronx park is just a tiny part of the catastrophe that's in the works when it comes to the public places where working-class people relax, play and enjoy nature.
Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.
Full disclosure: I LOVE books. I love the way they look stacked on shelves and scattered on my bedside table.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.
Last week President Obama signed a military spending bill that begins to turn our nation in a new, better direction. But there is a long way to go.