What we’ll get this year, as evidenced by President Trump’s 2021 proposed budget, is targeted spending to aide his re-election plus another trillion-dollar deficit. House Democrats will pursue their own spending priorities, and closer to election day, we’ll see a mad dash to push spending even higher with another omnibus continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. … [Read more...] about KOLB: What Happened To All The Fiscal Conservatives?
MEDIA • Martha Stewart’s arm was lost, but then it was found. [Gawker] • NBC, CBS, and PSB will be moderating the three presidential debates between John McCain and Barack Obama. ABC is conspicuously missing from that list. Did it get the shaft because of the poor reaction to the network’s April debate between Obama and Hillary Clinton? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Bob Pittman, who paid $2 million for a controlling stake in Daily Candy back in 2003, just cashed out by selling the e-letter to Comcast for about $125 million. That’s a $123 million return on his investment. [NYT] • Activist investor Carl Icahn hired a Reuters reporter to blog for him. [DealBook/NYT] FINANCE NYP]U.S. Treasury has hired Morgan Stanley for $95,000 to advise them on the futures of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. [NYT, DealBook/NYT]DealBook/NYT] … [Read more...] about If Martha Stewart Had Only One Arm, How Would She Garden and Decoupage?
On a spring afternoon, under a clear sky, Stryker sips a beer on the porch of her Bernal Heights home. She’s casual and frank as she talks about the rediscovery of Compton’s, which begins in the stacks of San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society. (Stryker spent a good chunk of the ’90s and beyond there, first as a volunteer and later as the first paid director.) In 1992, she’d finished up her doctorate at UC Berkeley, but couldn’t find a job. She was newly out as a trans woman and, she says, “employment discrimination is a really real thing.” So Stryker decided to read through the archive. All of it. “I have turned every page,” she says. “I can’t say I’ve read every word.” … [Read more...] about The riot that predated Stonewall, 50 years later
Those services support quality of life in the city from law enforcement to sanitation and homeless management– all of which took major multimillion dollar hits in the budget passed in June including $1 billion from the NYPD and $100 million from the Dept. of Sanitation. … [Read more...] about NYC CEOs plead with de Blasio to crack down on crime, quality of life issues