Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter reflects on his lessons in leadership from two terms in office, provides a window into the policymaking process, gives his thoughts on the current political landscape, and explains why he believes that this is a better time than any other to study public policy.
During the first debate of the 2017 election, Mayor de Blasio said his ambitious plan for developing 400,000 affordable housing units would solve the crisis. Unfortunately, solving the problem is far more complicated than adding more affordable housing.
Student movements can bring immigration issues into the national conversation.
With 2.3 million people in American prisons today, it’s time to normalize the criminal record.
New Year, same Andrew Cuomo. In an effort to – once again – upstage NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Cuomo moves the fight into the streets.
Whether you are feeling the Bern, or the burn, New Yorkers cannot escape bureaucrats with a passion for taxation.
Bernie Sanders isn’t just running against Hillary Clinton. He’s also running against Barack Obama – and he’s losing.
We must acknowledge educational equity as the civil rights issue of our time. Our own moral shortcoming renders us craven in the face of interest group politics.
On the surface, the marijuana legalization movement appears to be a winning scenario for industry advocates, private business, and state officials. However, one stakeholder has been noticeably excluded from the larger public discourse: the non-violent drug offender.
According to a 2012 report, obesity is, “the leading cause of preventable death—second only to tobacco” in New York City. The vast majority of city dwellers (3.5 million people—or 58% of adults) are overweight or obese, pushing obesity and obesity-related conditions to “epidemic” proportions. Creating a healthier New York is clearly a public health priority, so why have efforts to address this devastating—and preventable—cause of death been so unsuccessful?