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While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to fight over who is responsible for management and funding of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Washington continues to be a reliable financial partner. more
When the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club held its endorsement meeting for the 2014 Democratic primary for governor, Andrew Cuomo’s principal club supporters made the shockingly false accusation that his then primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout, was an anti-Semite. (Before that meeting, the principal purveyor of this dirty lie had been Cuomo’s closest buddy in the state legislature, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is coming up soon for sentencing for taking millions of dollars in a bribery scheme.) more
In his letter to the editor, Dimitri Cavalli asks if anyone can “say with a straight face that the tax-exempt and oddly named Southern Poverty Law Center has made us a more tolerant society in 2018, and made a real contribution to reducing bigotry and extremism in the United States today?” more
In a couple months, many of us will sit around tables with families and friends, talking about the things we are thankful for. It’s a little early, but there is something I’m thankful for — that my father never tired of being a parent. more
The Democratic political establishment — both in the Bronx, and statewide — took a considerable hit last week when many of their candidates, including state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, lost bids to keep their jobs in Albany. more
I am making a strong call to our elected officials to act on this paper’s Sept. 6 article that reported on the possible closure of both Subway — which would be unfortunate — and Key Food, which would be a local disaster. more
I’m curious as to why Ms. Jennifer Scarlott has so much faith in the Southern Poverty Law Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. more
Defining our health care problems and solutions is an important exercise in democracy. It will likely set the tone for our future goals and values of our great country. It addresses the nature of leadership into the 21st century while building on our past history, government and politics. more
Our intolerable immigration law and how it is administered; toxic tax and trade practices; wrong-headed racial, religious and gender attitudes; underpaid teachers in overcrowded classrooms; as well as a mendacious medical system and a morbid misinterpretation of our Second Amendment rights, are longtime issues that plague our nation. more
Judging by the decidedly cooler temperatures of the air streaming through my bedroom window, I would have to concede that summer is coming to an end. more
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