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.
On Thursday night, The New York Times published a piece entitled " Democrats, Seeking to Disavow Weinstein, Plan to Give His Donations to Charity," which explained that politicians like Pat Leahy, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Martin Heinrich are now distancing themselves from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment became public.
The more I fail -- and the more I succeed -- the more my definition of success evolves. In the past eighteen months, I've had plenty of failures: the SuperPAC I launched to try to find a better Mayor for New York City fell flat, the tv pilot I wrote has completely stalled, and one of the subsidiaries of our holding company is effectively defunct.
Dear pro-gun lawmakers (most Republicans and some Democrats): Are you f*cking kidding me? We spend all our time fighting dumb tech regulations proposed by people like you, who are bought and paid for by entrenched interests who don't want competition.
It's not about you, and it never really is. Donald Trump learned this last night when Republican voters in Alabama chose Roy Moore over Trump's preferred candidate, Luther Strange, in a special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Trump's immigration ban and attack on NFL players who kneel down for their beliefs wasn't enough.
Donald Trump was right about one thing: Washington, D.C., and the inside-the-Beltway culture certainly is a swamp. The interests of the connected, the powerful and the highly ideological are so prevalent, so pervasive, that there's really no escape. But while "draining the swamp" may be a great slogan, there's no sign that anything is actually changing.
According to the U.S. Census, New York City's population totaled of the city's leaders for the next four years, 95 out of every 100 New Yorkers didn't vote. That's a problem, and it isn't specific to New York City. It holds true 8,537,673 as of July 2017.
Bradley Tusk is the founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures , a venture capital firm that works with and invests in high-growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. In this opinion piece, Tusk discusses what he feels is the hypocrisy in recent statements from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on bitcoin.
Okay, it's just Vermont. I mean, it's the state that gave us Bernie Sanders. Of course they don't like football. Ben and Jerry probably prefer playing hackeysack. But maybe that's the point - and why football may become America's next cultural lightning rod. Last Thursday's Wall St.
On Wednesday, the unthinkable happened. Congress managed to act in a sensible, bipartisan way that put the future of consumers, business, and government ahead of the special interest politics and considerations that normally dictate their every move.