Four State Department officials are resigning following the release of a critical report detailing how the State Department made key mistakes that led to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.... read more
As soon as you hit the stairwell you can smell it.
The air in Gleason's boxing gym isn't so much pungent, as it is heavy. Heavy with sweat, heavy with breath, and heavy with years of people beating the crap out of each other.
I'm sorry, that was less poetic than I'd hoped it would be. read more
Can it be? Will this be it for The Cycle's website? Be still my heart, say it will not be so! Ok, just to clarify, with all the talk of the world ending tonight, even though we don't buy into any predictions from the Mayan calendar. But, just in case we are proven wrong, we thought it best to arm you with some solid tunes to add onto... read more
Does Nov. 6 feel like a lifetime ago to you? Or is it just me? You remember Nov. 6. That was the day that President Obama won 332 electoral votes, besting Mitt Romney in every swing state except North Carolina on a message of raising taxes on people making more than $250,000 per year and protecting Social Security and Medicare from the... read more
This past Wednesday I was given an incredible opportunity to meet the legendary photographer Howard Schatz. As a photographer myself the honor was all mine to meet Schatz and his partner Beverly Ornstein at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, the site of many photographs from his newly release book At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional... read more
Today, the rivalry between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has taken over Washington. Yesterday, Speaker Boehner held a 48 second press conference where he announced he would hold a vote today in the House on his “Plan B” bill that would lock tax rates on households earning less than $1 million a year. President Obama announced... read more
The most intensely gluttonous part of the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a quantity of baked, sugary goods deviating from what God intended by an order of magnitude. I would say that I’m as guilty as the next person, but that would be a lie: I’m worse. I’m the type of dude that licks the spoon, scrapes the bowl, and shovels down... read more
That tax deal that was supposedly taking shape earlier this week no longer seems so inevitable. But there’s still time before the end of the year, and if there does end up being a deal, we at least know roughly what it will look like now–and there are two ways of looking at it. read more
Three more children and teacher Victoria Soto were laid to rest in Connecticut on Wednesday, as President Obama named Vice President Biden to spearhead the White House’s response to the Sandy Hook tragedy. "I will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," said President... read more
Today we touched on three of the issues connected to the Newtown tragedy...guns, a culture of violence and mental health. But despite those efforts to take a comprehensive look at the problem, the national policy conversation inevitably reverts to one single issue: gun control. And that conversation is always the same: the left pushes, the... read more