Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Can a Mayor Take the White House?

Quick: When is the last time a sitting mayor was nominated for president by a major party?

If you said DeWitt Clinton in 1812, you nailed it. The New York City mayor lost to incumbent James Madison, becoming the first and last politician to vie for the White House directly from City Hall. Fellow New York City mayor John Lindsay tried in 1972, but bowed out early in the primaries. In 2008, another NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani, had a similarly early exit (though his run was several years after he’d lef…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Problem With Urban Philanthropy

Take a stroll through iconic public spaces like New York’s High Line and Central Park or Chicago’s Millennium Park. They are stunning. They are also enormously expensive, enormously well-gifted, and seldom surrounded by lower-income neighborhoods. They are “signature” parks that the super-rich love to support. We are entering a new golden age of parks philanthropy. Tulsa just received a $350 million gift to create its own signature park—the biggest gift to a city public park in history. When Wal…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Stop One-Party Rule in Big Cities

One-party rule is hurting America’s big cities. But not everyone thinks it’s a problem. Bruce Katz of the Brookings Insititution, for example, has called for a national Metropolitan Party that advocates for urban interests. In truth, the country already has a Metropolitan Party, and it’s called the Democratic Party. Cities overwhelmingly went for Hillary in 2016. And since the election, national politics is moving even more toward a big-city alignment against the policies of President Donald Tru…