The city so nice they named it twice is opening its arms to RNC protesters—just so long as they stay out of Central Park, that is. Flanked by former mayors Koch and Dinkins (taking a break from their critically acclaimed revival of I'm Not Rappaport at Circle in the Square), Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new plan to give out buttons to "peaceful political activists," which will earn wearers discounts at the Whitney, the Museum of Sex, Applebee's and other establishments. "Unfortunately, we can't stop an anarchist from getting a button," Bloomberg admits in the only gloomy note of his happy announcement. But what about the RNC panty flashers?
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.