The anger from the left is justifiable. When Ezra Levin, co-founder of the left-wing Tea Party-esque group Indivisible, told the New York Times that Schumer's job is to stand up for progressive values, he was partially right. Schumer's job isn't to do Ezra Levin's bidding.
Oprah Winfrey gave a genuinely moving speech at the Golden Globe awards about the #MeToo movement. Now pundits are floating her name as a possible presidential candidate in 2020, and CNN reported that she is "actively thinking" about running. Is Oprah the right candidate to take on Donald Trump? Probably not.
If we were playing New York-style free association and I said Andrew Cuomo, virtually any New Yorker would reply "political." Cuomo's critics see that as proof positive of everything they don't like about him-that he is overly ambitious, self-promotional, and lacking in core beliefs.
Bradley Tusk is the founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures, which works with a variety of startups in regulated industries and has holdings in Coinbase and Ripple. Everyone saw this coming. The New York Times reports that both the Russian and Venezuelan governments are trying to evade U.S.
If 2017 proved anything, it's that politics is unpredictable. The more mediums there are for people to bloviate, the more competing opinions you get. The grand cacophony of the whole thing tends to result in the firm sense that chaos reigns. With that said, I'm a sucker for predictions, and if you're reading this, odds are you are too.
In a Twitter-driven, never ending breaking news cycle, it's hard not to feel like the world is coming to an end. And depending on the latest news from the 38 th parallel, maybe it is. But all the chaos, anger and dismay we've seen and felt over the past 12 months revealed how strong our system is and that we can things for the better.
The news and business sections of virtually every newspaper and every website are filled with lists of winners and losers from the federal tax bill now making its way to the White House for the President's signature. But those lists are just looking at the obvious: corporations receiving major tax cuts or homeowners in high tax states losing major deductions.
If Sarah Huckabee Sanders were the press secretary for any other President and rattled off a list of the year's accomplishments-tax cuts, containing ISIS, stock market gains, lower unemployment rates, appointing a competent Supreme Court Justice-regardless whether you agreed with her take on any of these specific issues, you'd still grant that they got some stuff done.
It was a low bar, but we cleared it. If you're an insane pedophile, you don't get to represent the people of Alabama in the U.S. Senate. Not in this country. The Democrats ran a good race and they're right to feel proud about it.
I have no particular desire to see former Gov. Rod Blagojevich released early from his 14-year prison sentence. And despite claims about bias by U.S. District Judge James Zagel, as someone who testified in both of Blagojevich's corruption trials I found Zagel to be consistently fair, objective and reasonable.
One of the advantages of owning your own business is you can hire whomever you want. Often, that lets you cut through normal bureaucracy and irrational behavior to find the right people and build a really good team. But having that kind of autonomy also means it's easy to talk yourself into things and make mistakes.
Climate change advocates write eloquent op-eds in prestigious newspapers almost every day. They publish books based on mountains of data and compelling arguments. They produce award-winning documentaries. And they hold conferences-a lot of conferences. While awareness and acceptance of global warming has certainly skyrocketed, scientists wouldn't ceaselessly issue dire warnings if we were adequately solving the problem.
Some people will move to states with low income taxes like Texas or Florida (giving those states more representation in Congress). Some people will spend less money, hurting local businesses and reducing sales tax revenue. Towns and cities with high property taxes will quickly face another round of property tax revolts, driving down local revenue collection for schools and other services.
As an employer, I no longer think it matters all that much where our employees went to college. It's a misleading indicator. Sure, when someone goes to a top school, there's a signaling effect that they're smart. If you're curing cancer, every IQ point probably matters. We're not curing cancer.
While many foreign leaders believe President Donald Trump is easy to manipulate, instead of just flattering him with beautiful chocolate cakes and parades of tanks in return for better trade deals, what if they're looking at the big picture?
The Act reflects where our country's economy is going and that's why leading companies like Handy, Instacart, Glamsquad, Saucey, DoorDash and Postmates have all publicly thrown their support behind it. Together, these companies connect thousands of Americans to new work opportunities every day. Why does this really matter?
I don't like being told what to think, and I never have. So when I left the Democratic Party and became an independent a few years ago, it was a long time coming. Being told that I could only consider myself sufficiently progressive and evolved if I passed a purity test based primarily on the self-interest of the people arbitrating my moral fitness didn't work for me.
My dad is more liberal than I am, so his opposition to tax reform wasn't a surprise. "When I was in the garment business, the decisions I made around hiring and manufacturing had nothing to do with my tax rate," he argued.
You've got to hand it to the NFL. They may send their employees into situations every single day that cause brain damage - and then lie shamelessly about it. They may have blackballed Colin Kaepernick from the league. But a brand new offensive lineman named Trump created an unexpected hole in the line and the league brilliantly ran right through it.
NFL ratings are down again. Last season, they blamed declining ratings on Trump and the election. They've already blamed Hurricane Irma for the low ratings this season. In anticipation of a continued ratings slump, we put together a list of ready-made excuses for the league - this way they don't have to acknowledge that their product causes brain damage, turning off more and more viewers.