Today’s Headlines

  • Rhubarbpie

    Re “The Taxpayers’ Chauffers…” editorial in the Times: The editorial is spot on. But it overstates its case in its discussion of Mayor Bloomberg’s travel habits.

    While the mayor deserves credit for taking the subway to work, the vast majority of his mayoral trips are by city vehicle. That may be fine, given possible security concerns, but it isn’t clear in the editorial that this is how he is traveling most of the time.

  • Hannah

    Another interesting story is “Deal Sweeteners” at http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/061127ta_talk_surowiecki, about how our propensity to make ethanol from corn is “bad economic policy, bad energy policy, and bad foreign policy.”

  • That greenway announcement was conveniently announced at the same time they announced a new huge prison for the Bronx:

    http://blogs.nydailynews.com/dailypolitics/archives/2006/11/political_rumbl.php