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Flatiron Hot! News | April 27, 2017

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Flatiron/Chelsea Yoga Studio Contributes to World Peace: Stand on Your Head!

March 4, 2017 |

Reported by Tod Shapiro for Flatiron Hot! News

As Flatiron and Chelsea denizens know, our neighborhood is home to all kinds of businesses and operations – tech, digital media, restaurants, you name it – and they all use the most … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: The Truth About Donald Trump

February 17, 2017 |

By Max Shapiro

Well, our dear leader Donald Trump has been in office for under a month now, but I think we’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’re in for these next four years—assuming he isn’t thrown out … Read More

Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Chance for a Better Penn Station at Last?

January 23, 2017 |

Reported by Tod Shapiro for the Flatiron Hot! News

As a Community Board 5 member, I had a chance to attend a special seminar and panel discussion last Thursday sponsored by CB5 and the Regional Planning Association that discussed some … Read More

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

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