December 18, 2013 - So the latest diplomatic kerfuffle has nothing to do with the U.S. versus Iran or North Korea or Cuba. It's versus India. That's right, India, our great trading partner, home-base for so many U.S. corporations' customer service operations.
December 17, 2013 - New Yorkers elected a different kind of Mayor, and it appears they're going to get one. Bill de Blasio says he's opening his inauguration ceremonies to the public, and ditto for an open house Jan. 5 at Gracie Mansion, the first time "in recent memory" that's been done, says the Mayor's inauguration staff.
December 12, 2013 - So what would you do if you could control how and where you die? 70 percent of us SAY we want to die at home, but the truth is 70 percent of us die in the hospital or a nursing home. How to change that?
December 11, 2013 - Another round of frat rushes starts next month, and for every parent who wonders that maybe frat life isn't the reason they're spending or borrowing all that money for their kids' education, tonight perhaps Exhibit A in their cases made to their young student/children.
December 6, 2013 - It's been for years the most despised public agency in the Tri-State. But in the past year and especially after it recovered so quickly after Superstorm Sandy, the MTA had a kind of get-out-jail-free-card pass from the public ire. No more.
November 26, 2013 - So my pal Lee Goldberg said don't do it. It's at the height of the storm. He even called me as he was driving home, saying there was a spin-out right in front of him last night, and he came this-close to hitting the guy.
November 26, 2013 - For anyone who ever doubts that the weather forecast matters, a lot, just keep track of how you're tracking this storm that's coming in, and trying to figure out when you should start driving, or heading to the airport, or calling the airline to switch flights, or getting on a train instead of a plane.
November 25, 2013 - Talk about art imitating life. The current plot line of the cable TV drama "Homeland" involves the CIA plotting to infiltrate the highest echelons of Iran's government so that a peace can be negotiated.