In 1977, my parents moved us from Brooklyn to Long Island. It was a good time to leave the city: Son of Sam roamed free, the blackouts that summer led to riots, and while the Bronx was officially burning, Brooklyn wasn't exactly Shangri-La either.
Dear Jim, When a letter begins with "We're longtime Knicks fan and season ticket holders," you can probably predict where the rest is heading and deposit it in the circular file. Not this time. This is not a letter of complaint nor frustration.
As we celebrate our independence, it's a day of mixed emotions for anyone who truly loves this country. We're probably the greatest nation and most successful experiment in the history of the world. But we now struggle to govern ourselves, define ourselves and take basic steps to ensure our future.
Political what-ifs are about as useful as a three-dollar bill, but they're interesting to think about nonetheless. If Hinckley's bullet had gone an inch or two to the left, would communism still have fallen just a few years later? If RFK had survived his assassination attempt, would that have meant no Watergate?
Everything looked good in spring training. Two star pitchers. Three more talented hurlers back from injuries. Cespedes gunning for MVP. The bullpen coming together. We'd made the playoffs the last two years, even made it to the World Series in one of them.
The board made its move. Travis is out. The job openings at Uber now include CEO, among the many other c-suite openings. Power, in all walks of life, shifts constantly based on a host of tangible and intangible factors, so a change in leadership at Uber after eight years of operation and after eight months of public turmoil probably isn't that shocking.
Silicon Valley often has a hard time reading political tea leaves. The logic that drives tech and venture capital tends to be the diametric opposite of what drives decisions in Washington, and neither side seems capable of understanding how the other thinks.
Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images The reset has finally come. Uber's board unanimously accepted the recommendations in a report by former Attorney General Eric Holder following an investigation into the company's culture. Longtime CEO Travis Kalanick may take a leave of absence to deal with a personal tragedy.
There are some immutable laws of nature, like gravity or the rotation of the earth. Or that weird smell in Terminal C at LaGuardia. But how nations organize themselves is not one of them. Empires rise, and empires fall. Sometimes civil wars cleave nations in two. Sometimes multiple nations join together.
It'd been twelve hours, but I was still seething. This happens in our line of work so it won't be the first time or the last, but we'd been misled by a potential client, deliberately used for free work and connections, and then jilted at the aisle. "They're sleazy and weak.
Here's how the conversation used to go between the owner of a professional sports team to the Mayor and Governor: Owner: Look guys, I need you to step up. Our stadium is twenty years old. It doesn't have the amenities our fans want. It's outdated. Antiquated. Makes our city look bad.
You're Mike Pence. You're a career politician, which means you've wanted to be President for as long as you can remember. You were picked-unexpectedly-to be Donald Trump's running mate, but he treated you poorly during the campaign (even randomly wandering offstage during the announcement of your selection).
Let's fast forward from the concept of impeachment to its reality. An indictment is a legal process. But while impeachment proceedings may look like a trial, as with everything else in Congress, it's a political process-which means Republicans will face a variety of tough choices. (1).
Because I'm: (a) introspective; (b) analytical; (c) for some reason love quizzes and stupid online tests; and (d) very neurotic, I tend to assess where my life stands far too often (which makes Yom Kippur even more boring because I've already done all the self-examination you're supposed to do to help fill the time and forget how hungry you are).
After the House narrowly approved legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats loudly proclaimed that dozens of Republican lawmakers will lose their seats in the 2018 elections as a result. While I, personally, hope the Senate completely rewrites the bill (or fails to pass anything at all), claims of the House GOP's impending doom may be exaggerated.
A few years ago, my kids introduced me to a video game called Subway Surfers. The object is pretty simple: you're a graffiti artist in the subway system, a police officer is chasing you, and you have to avoid him by jumping on top of and over trains, over or under barriers, and dodge a variety of other obstacles.
Engineers, programmers, and a bevy of talented people are drawn to diverse, dynamic cities like Austin, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. That helps turn those those cities into tech hubs as startups beget other startups and the ecosystem (venture capital, legal, marketing, etc...) fills in around it.
Anyone interested in politics and not living under a rock (or without WiFi) knows that the first seminal tell-all, insider account of the 2016 presidential elections is now available for download or purchase. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign is a blow-by-blow account of the failed Clinton campaign, chronicling every misstep, bad decision, and fatal flaw that ultimately led to the election of Donald Trump.
For those of you who no longer shop at Ikea, today is 4/20, a very special day in the world of cannabis. On 4/20, we celebrate the existence, product, development and culture of marijuana. It's kind of a counter-cultural holiday, like Devil's Night in Detroit, but with less fire and looting.
Phil Jackson fancies himself a flower child of the 60s. The nickname (The Zen Master), the meditation retreats, the house in Woodstock, and the history of LSD use all help craft the impression that Phil is about peace, love, evolution and understanding.