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On Feb. 26, New York City held its first election since the Campaign Finance Board changed its rules to empower more New Yorkers to take big-dollar donations and special-interest money out of elections. more
My wife and I grew up in the same South Bronx neighborhood and watched in horror as it became enveloped by crime, decay, destruction and despair. Both my wife’s home and my home no longer exist. more
Sen. Chuck Schumer was incorrect concerning the status of Federal Transit Administration funding to the MTA during the federal shutdown. more
As a result of last September’s Democratic primaries, grassroots campaigns across New York State disposed of six very entrenched Democratic state senators and replaced then with progressive politicians intent on passing forward-looking legislation which had foundered in the Republican-controlled state senate for many years. more
“As democracy is perfected, the office (of the President) represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” more
In his executive budget, Gov. Cuomo proposed lowering the annual spending threshold for registration as a lobbyist from $5,000 to $500. This is outrageous. more
I remember the bombing of The Riverdale Press as if it were yesterday. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t feel like 30 years ago, but it is. more
One of the great strengths of our community is the fact that we have many people who give countless hours as volunteers for the betterment of the community. more
The 30th anniversary of the firebombing of The Riverdale Press prompted an invitation from the editor for me to submit an editorial on the importance of a free press — an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. more
We are in a time when the print media is in a life-or-death struggle for survival, and the press is under unprecedented attacks from a president who apparently doesn’t believe in one of our most cherished rights, the freedom of the press. more
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