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Flatiron Hot! News | February 24, 2017

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Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Standing Rock Triumph: The Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Make History

December 7, 2016 |

By Eric Shapiro

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatened the water supply and burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux in South Dakota. This decision on … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Populism vs. Identity Politics is a False Choice; Dems Need Both to Win

November 30, 2016 |

With identity politics currently in some disrepute, economic populism is ascendant in the Democratic Party. The conventional wisdom goes that Donald Trump’s upset Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton derived in part from his strong right-wing populist appeal to white … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Unqualified Praise of Castro Undermines the Credibility of the Progressive Left

November 27, 2016 |

The unqualified praise of Fidel Castro from some on the left risks undermining our moral authority (not to mention ideological consistency) at the worst possible moment. Fidel Castro, a repressive totalitarian dictator, habitually violated basic liberal and democratic principles to stay in … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: 5 Reasons GOP is to Blame for Donald Trump

November 23, 2016 |

In the final days of the presidential campaign, pundits and politicians alike went out of their way to distinguish Trump from the Republican presidential nominees of elections past. Trump, the reasoning went, was an overt bigot who shattered age-old political … Read More

23 Days of Holiday Cheer Arrive in Flatiron with Unveiling of Flatiron Skyline Display!

November 22, 2016 |

Reported by Tod Shapiro for the Flatiron Hot! News

It’s that holiday time of year again, and for Flatiron District denizens as well as patrons of NYC Seminar and Conference Center that means the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership’s “23 Days … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: To Stop Trump, Dems’ Left and Center-Left Must Work Together

November 21, 2016 |

By Eric Shapiro

Neoliberalism has been a disaster for America and the world in many respects. Over time, progressives can and should replace it with a more populist, egalitarian ideology and program of policies that prioritize the interests of Main … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Never is Now – Jewish Resistance Against Trump is a Moral Imperative

November 17, 2016 |

I am both an atheist and a Jew. Although making this seemingly contradictory statement risks drawing criticism from both atheists and Jews, I feel obligated say it when someone asks me about my faith. Seeing Jewish Resistance trend on Twitter … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Examining Millennials’ Complicity in Trump’s Election

November 16, 2016 |

The biggest story of the 2016 election, perhaps even bigger than the humbling of the Clinton dynasty and Trump’s meteoric rise to power, was the failure of the Obama coalition to mobilize and defeat the candidate who stands in opposition … Read More