September 24, 2012 Public health considerations alone are not enough to justify banning the sale of large containers of soda. Commentator Alva Noë argues that the question at hand is one of the values we hold, not healthcare costs.
September 16, 2012 The new ban on the sale of soft drinks in large containers in New York City is arbitrary and insulting, argues commentator and philosopher Alva Noë. He says that "just because something is bad, that doesn't mean you should ban it."
July 24, 2012 At a public hearing today, the opponents to New York Mayor Bloomberg's proposed big soda ban are saying the government is too involved in personal health decisions. But the mayor is determined, and the ban is likely to be approved by the board of health in September.
July 20, 2012 The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.
June 1, 2012 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban nearly all sales of big, sugary drinks. What else should be put on his target list? Serious and not-so-serious suggestions are welcome.
May 31, 2012 Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on the sale of supersized sugary fountain drinks in his city made the mayor, at least for some, the epitome of Big Government excess, a place many critics, particularly conservatives, typically reserve for the Obama.
May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
October 7, 2011 A federal judge issued a landmark ruling this week imposing a monitor on New York City's fire department over its discriminatory hiring practices. He castigated Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his aides for failing to stop the violations.
September 8, 2011 And while the "credible" threat is being taken seriously, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to go about their business and continue to "refuse to be intimidated." The information involves a possible plot aimed at New York and Washington, D.C.
August 31, 2011 When the New York City mayor switched to Spanish during his Hurricane Irene-related news conferences, many found his efforts rather amusing. And they've flocked to Twitter to have some fun at his expense. Bloomberg, or @ElBloombito, is OK with that.
August 27, 2011 Though Hurricane Irene has weakened somewhat, the mayor noted, that hasn't lessened the danger to the nation's most populous city. "The great danger to us is from the [potential] storm surge," Bloomberg said.
August 26, 2011 The mayor issues a mandatory evacuation order as Irene bears down on the East Coast. An estimated 250,000 people are affected.
February 28, 2011 Both sides in the fight between unions and policymakers need to compromise, Bloomberg said. Public officials must acknowledge unions play an important role while unions must allow contract changes that reflect new realities.
January 31, 2011 In an undercover operation, they purchased handguns and ammunition magazines like those used in the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson — even though the sales, investigators say, likely violated federal law.