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.
The long term prognosis is bad, but the arethe ever-increasing risk of nuclear war with North Korea and the evidence of climate change's devastating effects in Hurricane Harvey. Sure, there are steps we can take to mitigate each-such as remembering the consequences short term is worse.
Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days, but virtually everyone from both parties agrees that working-class voters in the Rust Belt are struggling. President Donald Trump won the support of the "forgotten men and women of our country" with promises to build a wall and renegotiate trade deals.
It was a surprise, but a pleasant one. Neither Meg Whitman nor Jeff Immelt felt quite right to lead Uber back into the world's good graces and into the public capital markets. As a shareholder, I'm economically invested in securing a new CEO who can solve the company's cultural problems and take us public.
Happy with the results of last year's Presidential election? How about Congress? Think they're getting the job done? How about your Mayor, your Governor, your state legislature, your city council? Odds are, you're dissatisfied with at least one of them (actually, odds are you're dissatisfied with all of them) and odds are you didn't vote in all of the elections that produced them.
The lead story in the Sunday edition of The New York Times depicted the efforts of a host of Republicans-especially Mike Pence-to position themselves for a possible run in 2020. Of course they are.
Based on recent news coming out of the West Wing, here is a theoretical conversation that might be happening between top White House officials. INT. HALLWAY OF THE WEST WING. WE SEE A DOOR AND HEAR VOICES BEHIND IT. VOICE 1: Again? We had Thai on Tuesday. How about Chinese?
Maybe it's just something that happens in your 40s. Or maybe people are always wondering if they're in the right job. But the more I talk to people about their career choices, the more making the right decision all boils down to three factors and how you prioritize them: time, money and interest.
I used to listen to a variety of podcasts: tech, politics, business, sports. But as the world keeps feeling worse and worse, I find myself needing diversions from reality more than ever, so now I limit myself mainly to podcasts about sports.
One needs only to step outside to encounter the ever-deepening homelessness problem in New York City. The crisis, like the crime epidemic in the early 1990s, feels out of control. But, unlike crime, homelessness is not a problem the government can solve. There are 7.5 billion humans in the world, each with a unique combination of DNA.