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Dining@LargeIt's in the news. If you need to catch up, here's Marion Nestle's take on Food Politics. "Food dyes have only one purpose: to sell junk foods." Speaking of Marion Nestle, she'll be speaking at the University of Maryland SMC......
Spin CycleIf Caesar Trunzo can draw election-year kudos in a press release from St. Joseph's College for funding a member item (posted last week), certainly it's okay for Rep. Peter King, ranking GOP member of the House homeland security committee, to......
Tags: Education, Disasters, Politics, Caesar Trunzo, Republican Party
The Swampby Frank James The ever compelling Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economics professor predicted two years ago much of the financial turmoil we're currently experiencing. Dr. Doom, he was called by the New York Times. But if federal......
The Swampby Frank James When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was appointed by President Bush as his third and presumably last Treasury Secretary in 2006, a lot of observers assumed Paulson was coming in to be a mere caretaker. That was......
The Swampby Frank James It's a safe bet that the legislative proposal by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. to buy up bad Wall Street assets is going to undergo some fundamental revision. Troubling to many critics is the breathtaking extraconstitutionality of......
Tags: History, Politics, Justice System, Government, Coup d'Etat
The Swampby Frank James There's been a concerted effort by some to blame the global financial meltdown on lower-income people who got into houses they couldn't afford. The argument takes different forms. The Community Reinvestment Act or CRA forced banks to......
Spin CycleAmerican Jews were far more likely to vote for Democratic Senator Barack Obama for president than are non-Jewish voters, say those who conducted a national survey, from an affiliate of the Wagner School for Public Policy at NYU called......
Tags: John McCain, Barack Obama
The Swampby Mark Silva Willliam Ayers, the Chicago education professor and former leader of the 1960s Weather Underground, has been villified in the presidential campaign underway as a "washed up terrorist'' - with Democrat Barack Obama, who has served on civic......
The Swampby Mark Silva It's almost certain that the handoff of the White House from President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama will pass more smoothly than the greeting that Bush's new crew faced in 2001. The Ws were removed......
The Swampby Frank James Don't read this if you're in a blue mood because it won't help lift your spirits. Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University's Stern Business School gives 20 reasons why consumers aren't spending. Really, it's no......
Spin CycleFoment continues in Albany over the lack of diversity (i.e. no woman, no Latino) on the 7 names sent to Gov. Paterson by the Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of CJ Judith Kaye.......
The Swampby Christi Parsons New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan is the choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the incoming administration, President-elect Barack Obama announced this morning. The role of HUD will be crucial in the...
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