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.
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.