Trillion-dollar companies going shopping for billion-dollar subsidies should be publicly shamed.
By Derek Thompson (The Atlantic, Feb. 14, 2019) Amazon said on Thursday that it will cancel its plans to add a second corporate headquarters in New York City. The company had pledged to build a campus in Queens’ Long Island City in exchange for $3 billion in subsidies. In a statement, Amazon blamed local politicians for […]
By Kathleen Elkins (CNBC Make It) Al Castillo, 33, drives full-time for Uber, Lyft and Juno in New York City. He typically works six days a week, Monday through Saturday, for nine to 11 hours a day. And, as I saw when I spent a day shadowing him, he rarely takes breaks. After all, the […]
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By FALAW You hop onto your motorcycle for a leisurely drive to the beach, and you crash. You hop into your car to go shopping for groceries, and you crash. You are injured due to a defective product you assumed was safe since you thought the manufacturer was reputable. You dived into a pool before […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received about 5,500 job applications for her office — a record, according to experts.
By Jeff Stein (The Washington Post) One is the daughter of an immigrant from Nigeria who wanted to understand the causes of her mom’s plight, starting a search that would lead her to Spelman, Oxford, Harvard, Georgetown, the State Department and, eventually, the halls of Congress. The other was raised by a single mother in […]
With a conservative future of the Court secure, why wouldn’t he call it a day after twenty-eight years?
By Jeffrey Toobin (The New Yorker) …Clarence Thomas [is] seventy years old and the longest-tenured Associate Justice on the Court. With fifty-three Republicans now in the Senate (and no filibusters allowed on Supreme Court nominations), President Trump would have a free hand in choosing a dream candidate for his conservative base if Thomas were to retire this year. […]
No matter where he spends the rest of his career, Kevin Durant is determined to set himself up for success for the rest of his life.
By Ramona Shelburne (ESPN) Life as a two-time NBA Finals MVP and budding entrepreneur can be a little like taking a speedboat down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — sensory and experiential overload around every turn. “My platform is hoops,” Durant says. “Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it […]
By Revcom.us The “Combatting BDS Act” is part of the very first bill moving through the United States Senate in 2019. It should be called the “Targeting Exposure of and Enabling Genocidal Crimes by Israel Act.” It aims to silence and criminalize—in the form of official blacklists—exposure of and opposition to genocidal crimes being committed right […]
The rapper talks fame, family, and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset.
By Vanessa Grigoriadis (Harper Bazaar) When Cardi B visits her favorite nail salon in the Bronx, she enters through a raggedy hallway covered with a rug emblazoned with the image of a $100 bill. The salon, which overlooks a bustling avenue of pizza shops, sports-gear superstores, and boutiques with weaves in 70 colors, is a […]
With many species of birds, reptiles and fish depending on insects as their main food source, it's likely that these species may also be wiped out as a result.
By Matt McGrath (BBC) A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world. The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles. But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely […]
About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty
By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]