Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Day In The Life

Women in the workforce with small children at home have extraordinary demands on their time (no matter how helpful their husbands). This fact becomes especially public when the woman in question is a United States Senator. All Senators travel between

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Posted in Articles, Kirsten Gillibrand, Mark Alderman, Washington, D.C.

The Age Of Reagan

Listening to the State of the Union address two weeks ago, I was struck by the wisdom of my friend Brian’s recent rant about political dialogue in this country. According to Brian, the dominant political figure in the United States

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Posted in Articles, Mark Alderman, State of the Union, Washington, D.C.

Howard Schweitzer Speaks at Capital Roundtable Masterclass on Dodd-Frank

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Principal Howard Schweitzer was a panelist at Capital Roundtable’s Masterclass, “Private Equity Investing in Regional & Community Banks — How Investors Can Thrive From the Surge in Consolidations.”  Howard spoke on

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Posted in CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank, Howard Schweitzer, Washington, D.C.

Clinton versus Obama

As the 112th Congress gets down to business and the new arithmetic of the Republican House becomes a fact, President Obama is receiving advice from the pundit class that he should emulate the 1995 “move to the middle” strategy of

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Posted in Mark Alderman, President Clinton, President Obama, Washington, D.C.

What to Watch: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks Mayor Bloomberg, Wal-Mart on CityWide

On this month’s episode of CityWide with Ken Fisher, Ken will be joined by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.  This will be de Blasio’s second appearance on the program. Before becoming Public Advocate, de Blasio represented District 39 on the

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Posted in Bill de Blasio, CityWide, Kenneth Fisher, New York, new york politics, Public Advocate

The Pragmatist

Recently, I was discussing the Obama Administration with an old friend. He comes at the question from the progressive side of politics and he was frustrated with the President’s 2010 performance. I recited the usual litany of accomplishments (healthcare; financial reform; DADT;

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Posted in President Obama, Washington, D.C.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Last Tuesday’s state of the union was remarkable, not because of what it was, but rather because of what it wasn’t. It wasn’t filled with a laundry list of promises — soon to go unfulfilled. The President didn’t proclaim until

Posted in Washington, D.C.

“Rebirth” Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

Shortly after September 11th, 2001, filmmaker Jim Whitaker began working on a project that would serve as a living testament to honor 9/11 victims and hereos.  His documentary, “Rebirth,” focuses on the lives of those deeply affected by the tragedy. Five individuals, each

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Posted in Justin Wineburgh, New York, Project Rebirth, Rebirth, Stuart Shorenstein
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