• Veena Malik Nude Cover Photo and the Story behind ISI Tattoo

    December 07 2011 9:31 AM

    Forgotten in all the fuss about the alleged nude photographs of Pakistani actress and model, Veena Malik, on the cover of FHM India’s December issue, is one rather important mark - the tattoo on her body - the one that reads ISI; ISI is the acronym for Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan's intelligence agency.

  • BCS Championship Game Creates More Interest In a Playoff System

    December 05 2011 10:48 AM

    The BCS National Championship game is set with a rematch of Alabama and LSU, but that doesn't mean the upcoming bowl game in New Orleans is without controversy.

  • A New Yorker's Opinion: How Occupy Wall Street Won and Grover Norquist Lost

    December 03 2011 10:59 AM

    Occupy Wall Street is the sharp tip of the spear, the Seal Team 6, that has driven the first hole in the unbroken line of Grover Norquist's famed anti-tax, pro-elite movement--and its so-called pledge. OWS has already done its work, already changed the public debate.

  • New York Empire: NYPD Continues Trend of Racial Discrimination

    December 02 2011 12:18 PM

    Complaints of racial profiling against the NYPD are no new phenomenon, but evidence of a systemic trend of police officers targeting minorities in recent years should trouble New Yorkers of all stripes.

  • Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) is the Stock That Just Won't Die

    December 02 2011 11:35 AM

    It seemed like it was only yesterday (perhaps because it actually was only three days ago, on Tuesday), when the shares of the banking giant teetered precariously above the $5 mark, a few cents off the dreaded "4 handle." Many were predicting a catastrophic sell-off. Fast-forward to today and Bank of America is trading at $5.74 per share, a jump of 13.66 percent in slightly over 60 hours.

  • A New Yorker's Opinion: Employment, L Trains and Infrastructure, a Lament

    December 02 2011 11:27 AM

    Unemployment is down, but so is the financial position of job-finders. The New York City L train is shut too many weekends for piecemeal repairs, while desperately needed infrastructure needs go unmet. It's hurting small Williamsburg shops--and speaks to the proper role of government.

  • Why Hazing Can Lead to Positive Change

    December 02 2011 10:32 AM

    Despite very public instances of the negative consequences of hazing, there are benefits to the method.

  • Jim Boeheim's Cavalier Attitude Should Doom Him

    November 30 2011 10:02 AM

    It's abundantly clear that Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim still doesn't fully comprehend the magnitude of the Bernie Fine scandal.