from Breakingviews:

Viewsroom: U.S. election, European banks, Uber-Didi

August 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle over infrastructure needs, while Trump faces growing opposition from fellow billionaires. Also: the ups and downs of Europe's lenders after a stress test with no fail grade, and why Uber is ceding to Didi the ride-sharing crown in China.

from Breakingviews:

Trump Inc rapidly turning from virtue to vice

July 28, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Bloomberg’s White House hurdle is Wall Street

By Rob Cox
February 4, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Why do New York politicians hate small business?

December 17, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed a commission to figure out how to make the Empire State more business-friendly and change its reputation for high taxes. The New York state government is now running commercials on national television touting the tax breaks that businesses can get by relocating there. "Small Business Saturday" -- the annual post-Thanksgiving event encouraging folks to patronize small businesses -- was heavily promoted in nearly every media outlet.

from The Great Debate:

The election results no one’s talking about

November 12, 2013

Which is the most important result of Tuesday’s election?

A. A Republican governor won a landslide election in a blue state.

B. A Democrat was elected governor in a purple state during intense criticism of a new federal government program.

from The Great Debate:

How to build on the Bloomberg legacy

October 30, 2013

New York City is engaged in a highly contentious general election campaign for mayor. One of the fascinating turns in this race is how both candidates have chosen to distance themselves from the city’s current mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Bill de Blasio, the Democratic party candidate, has articulated a progressive agenda that might sound to some New Yorkers like 1960s liberalism. Echoing John Lindsay’s aspirational New York, de Blasio argues that the city must refocus public policy in support of the American Dream. Government continues to be important in de Blasio’s New York, but it must change its focus from supporting the wealthy to doing more for its poor and middle-class population.

from The Edgy Optimist:

A mayor is only as good as his city

October 25, 2013

The New York City mayoral race is entering its final days, and it seems all but certain that Bill de Blasio will be the new master of City Hall. That’s prompted anxiety among some in New York, best encapsulated by an ad run by Republican challenger Joseph Lhota warning that the city would revert to a 1970s crime-ridden cesspit if de Blasio is elected.

from The Great Debate:

Bill de Blasio, the Not-Bloomberg

September 11, 2013

Bill de Blasio, whose strong support in New York City’s Democratic primary for mayor may have averted any runoff, had a secret weapon -- and I speak not of his delightful Afro’d son, Dante, but of the very man he wants to succeed, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

from The Great Debate:

Building trust between police and minority communities

August 16, 2013

A federal judge ruled Monday that the stop-and-frisk policies of the New York City Police Department were unconstitutional. That same day, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Justice Department will pull back from prosecuting low-level drug offenders to avoid triggering harsh mandatory sentences.

from The Great Debate:

Why is Bloomberg keeping New Yorkers smoking?

August 13, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s aggressive nanny-state policies -- such as his crusades against trans fats and large-size sodas -- have been annoying and, at times, unconstitutional. While some of his critics have suggested sinister motives, the most charitable assessment has always been that Bloomberg is well-intentioned; it’s just that his policy solutions are misguided.