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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, Thursday, May 1

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Leadership Series Thursday, May 1 Doors Open 12:15pm | Program 12:30pm ADVANCE RSVP REQUIRED Email ivyr@thecommongood.net to RSVP As the largest city in the United States, New York faces serious threats on a daily basis.  Join us Thursday, May 1 to speak with the man charged with protecting our city, New York Police […]

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William Bratton For Collaborative Law Enforcement

Prospective TCG speaker, New York police commissioner William Bratton announced his plans to improve collaborative efforts between the department’s operations and those of Los Angeles and New Jersey, in addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to advance the effectiveness of the NYPD. NEWSMAX / Judith Miller reports: “In his maiden speech as New York’s […]

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The Problem with John Kerry’s Mideast Diplomacy

Political pundit Peter Beinart publishes in HAARETZ his critique of John Kerry’s shift in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations towards slowing independence for Palestine. HAARETZ / Peter Beinart: “As John Kerry’s bid to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace approaches its moment of truth, you can sense the desperation among liberal Zionists. “Kerry’s mission is the last train to a […]

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The Civil Rights Act with Todd Purdum, Wednesday, April 2

Todd Purdum Democracy Series Wednesday, April 2 Doors Open 12:15pm | Program 12:30pm On the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, acclaimed Vanity Fair and Politico journalist Todd Purdum releases what Doris Kearns Goodwin calls a “brilliantly rendered and emotionally powerful” account of one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in the 20th Century.  Please join The Common […]

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The Common Good Economic Forum, November 7, 2014

“ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOBS AND AMERICAN PROSPERITY” Economy Series Friday, November 7, 2014 Half Day Forum  7:30am-2pm Friday, November 7 we are excited to host The Common Good Forum on ”Economic Growth, Jobs, and American Prosperity”.  The Common Good Forum: This dynamic half-day program will feature top economists, electeds, and thought leaders on the American and global economy. To sign up early or for […]

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Are the People of Detroit Getting a Fair Shake?

TCG Member and financial expert Joseph Fichera published a piece in Bloomberg News on questioning the debt settlement for the city of Detroit.  Are the people of Detroit getting a fair shake? Excerpt: BLOOMBERG NEWS / Joseph Fichera:  ”The judge overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy has rejected a $165 million settlement between the city and the banks […]

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Unemployment The Number 1 Problem For Americans, Gallup Poll Says

The Huffington Post  | by  Braden Goyette:   Unemployment has retaken its place in Americans’ minds as the country’s biggest problem, according to a new Gallup poll published Monday. 23 percent now consider unemployment the greatest challenge facing the nation, while only 16 percent said the same in January. More people named joblessness as the nation’s top […]

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Jeffrey Sachs on Investing in Kids – Pre-K Expansion in NYC

Leading expert on economics and speaker for TCG’s Thought Leader Series, Jeffrey Sachs, shared a piece on why Prekindergarten expansion could be Mayor Bill de Blasio’s win. According to Sachs, although education seems an easy route for bipartisan support, the funding needed to expand pre-K state-wide would require Albany to grant New York City the […]

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