New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, marking his 100th day in office, embraced the legislature’s funding of statewide universal pre-kindergarten as his own victory and promised more programs to redress inequality between rich and poor.
Kour Pour, the 26-year-old whose detailed paintings depict Persian rugs, drew such a frenzy for his first solo exhibition that his works sold out before the opening last month at New York’s Untitled Gallery.
A rent-reduction request by Manhattan’s St. Mark’s Bookshop, a favorite of writers Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, was rejected by landlord Cooper Union, said Bob Contant, co-owner of the East Village store.
In a speech aimed equally at Wall Street and Main Street, President Barack Obama urged the financial industry to drop the “furious effort” to fight his regulation plan, saying a failure to impose tougher rules on the market will put the U.S. economic system at risk.
My late father taught me that what defines a principle is the willingness to adhere to it even when that adherence hurts. Maybe that’s why the newfound appreciation of the Electoral College among many of my friends on the left has struck me as a weirdly compelling spectacle.
The works of Edmund Burke, an 18th- century British politician and political writer, are no longer as widely read as they should be. Here’s hoping a fine new biography by Jesse Norman, an academic philosopher and a Conservative member of the U.K. Parliament, will help put that right.
President Barack Obama will take aim at “risky decisions” made on Wall Street in a speech today in New York intended to build momentum for legislation to overhaul U.S. financial regulations, his spokesman said.