With NY Still Trailing On Taxes, Biz Groups See More Work Needed From the Morning Memo: The Tax Foundation once again ranked New York among the states with the worst tax climate in the nation — something that doesn’t surprise … Continue reading →
On Sunday, Americans Will Be Free The nationwide average for paying off your total tax bill comes April 23. (and in NY which is among the 3 worst states in the Country, you are still economically enslaved until May 11th!) … Continue reading →
h 18, 2017 NYDN: Another Press Release Law by a NYC Democrat Add Assemblywoman Deborah Glick to the list of NY lawmakers with dumb ideas. Ms. Glick wasted the time of the bill drafting office to propose mandatory voting enforced … Continue reading →
To: “Red” New York County Executives, Administrators, and County Legislators; Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Senator Cathy Young; Assemblyman Andy Goodell; Governor Cuomo; Congressman Tom Reed From: Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots Date: January 16, 2017 Re: Operation Push Back: … Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Proud (914) 438-5325 FROM: New York State Republican Committee 315 State St, Albany , NY 12210 – (518) 462-2601 – nygop.org COX: CUOMO, DE BLASIO POLITICAL MANEUVERS PUTTING NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK Destruction of IDNYC … Continue reading →
Alexander’s Column Gratitude and Thanksgiving "I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good … Continue reading →
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the name of Islamic Terrorism on the United States that left nearly 3,000 people dead! US Remembers Victims 15 Years After 9/11 Attacks On 9/11, 102 Minutes That Changed America … Continue reading →
Cuomo Administration Claims SAFE Act Would Have Stopped Orlando Attack, Quickly Proven Wrong Cuomo administration officials have been bragging that NY’s SAFE Act, would have prevented the terrorist attack in Orlando. New reports indicate otherwise. menrec – Rusty — June … Continue reading →
Yikes! Gov. Cuomo just socked New York businesses yet again By Megan McArdle April 9, 2016 | 5:01am Andrew Cuomo Photo: AP New York state has always been a very expensive place to do business. Soon, it’ll be more expensive … Continue reading →
Minimum Wage Reality Check Releases New Ad Unshackle Upstate By: Greg Biryla Posted: Mar 14 2016 Last week, the Minimum Wage Reality Check coalition released a new 30-second ad, which can be viewed here. It details the negative impacts that … Continue reading →
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, said Tuesday that amid changes to the federal tax code, “we need to explore” changing the state tax structure to move away from using a state income tax on employees and implementing a payroll tax on employers. “To just do nothing and have the federal government just continue to pick
Assemblyman Charles Barron, D-Brooklyn, interrupted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget address on Tuesday, yelling at the governor regarding the Campaign for Fiscal Equity school funding issue, among other issues. Our friends over at “New York NOW” have the video: Here is the full exchange (2-cameras) of Assemblyman Charles Barron interupting Governor Cuom […]
State Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, who last week was accused by a former staff member of forcibly kissing her, reiterated on Tuesday that he believes he will be vindicated following a Joint Commission on Public Ethics investigation into the matter. Klein confirmed that JCOPE indeed is looking into the matter, after he
Can the Senate Republican Majority support about $1 billion in revenue raising actions in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal? “No,” Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Long Island, told reporters Tuesday afternoon after exiting Cuomo’s executive budget address. Cuomo’s $168.2 billion includes additional taxes and fees. Among them is an “Internet Fairness Conf […]
How is your local school district faring in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget? The chart below from the state Division of Budget has the details on funding for the 2018-19 school year compared to the 2017-18 school year. All of this is preliminary and subject to negotiations: FY 18-19 Budget School Aid Runs by
For those who want to go deeper than newspaper reports can go, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s full executive budget briefing book is below. Budget legislation is here. Enjoy: 2018-19 Executive Budget Briefing Book by Matthew Hamilton on Scribd
Vice President Pence will visit Israel next week. The White House says he will visit the Western Wall, the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem, and the Knesset. I've got another suggestion: Let Mr. Pence add to his itinerary a stop at one of Israel's immigrant absorption centers.Such a stop might provide some fresh and useful perspective on the Americ […]
No sooner had Hawaii sent out its false alert of a ballistic missile threat inbound for the 50th state than a special unit at the New York Times sprang into action. It's unclear whether that scramble began before or after Hawaii sent out word that the alert was in error (we've heard speculation on both sides). The assignment, though, was clear: Get […]
Flabbergasted was my reaction when I read about Haiti, El Salvador, and African lands being described with crude language by the President of the United States. Could that be true? The story that I first read in the Washington Post was also carried by the New York Post and the social networks, which gave it wide coverage.Not denying what the President report […]
Having encountered Michael Wolff and having had an acidulous public exchange with him, I attest that he is an utterly odious man. He can't write properly, has no professional integrity, and is a sociophobic mud-slinger and myth-maker. His entry into the continuing Trump controversy in its twilight proclaims that we have reached the era of the swiftly ev […]
It's February 2021, just a few weeks into the Oprah Winfrey Administration, and, far from healing America's divides, it turns out that President Winfrey has only deepened them.Hundreds of thousands of Americans who had voted to re-elect President Trump take to the streets in mass protests in dozens of American cities, wearing white "Keep Ameri […]
There were two big money-and-politics stories in the first week of the new year: The Dow Jones soared 577 points and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think.Mr. Bannon's peculiar notions of populism were essentially anti-growth. He believed higher taxes, ultra-protectionism, and a cheap do […]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule, watching the snow come down like the rest of us. President Donald Trump this morning receives his daily intelligence briefing. He will then head to the U.S. Capitol where he will attend, along with Vice President Mike Pence, a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former…
President Donald Trump’s “overall health is excellent,” and his cognitive health is normal, according to presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson. The president registered a body mass index that could be considered slightly under the classification of obesity. Jackson said that while he “had no intention” of giving Trump a cognitive exam, the president speci […]
According to a New York Post article published Tuesday afternoon, some Democrats are pushing Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to replace Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul as the governor’s running mate this year. Citing a source, the article claims House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi personally appealed to Hochul to run for New York’s 27th Congression […]
At the end of his budget presentation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched his best impersonation of Obi-wan Kenobi attempting to trick some stormtroopers. “Don’t lose the forest for the trees because the main issue in the budget is not the budget,” Cuomo told lawmakers on Tuesday. “The main issue in the budget is the SALT deductions.”…
Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein on Tuesday said he supports strengthening sexual harassment and misconduct policies in state government as he faces an allegation that he forcibly kissed a former staffer in 2015. Klein has denied the allegation made by the former staffer, Eric Vladimer, that he kissed her outside of a bar nearly…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took on his most challenging budget year since 2011, proposing a $168.1 billion spending plan that closes a $4.4 billion shortfall and caps spending at less than a 2 percent increase. The budget increases spending for education by 3 percent — a $769 million hike. Foundation aid is propose to increase by…
The top aide and advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday pre-emptively took aim at New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams in a radio interview, questioning his commitment to bedrock liberal issues, as he considers a run for lieutenant governor. “I read that he is against marriage equality and that he is against a woman’s…
The public affairs firm Mercury has hired former Cuomo policy advisor Alexandra Greene and ex-Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen. Yepesen, a Democrat, will be a senior vice president after serving two terms as mayor of Saratoga Springs. Greene will be a vice president at Mercury after working four years in the Cuomo administration. “Mayor Yespen…
Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes will report more than $100,000 in cash on hand in his bid to take on Republican Sen. Marty Golden this fall. Gounardes, a Democrat who is undertaking his second campaign for the state Senate, has raised $114,349 from 636 individual donors and has $104,273 in the bank. He announced his campaign…
From the Morning Memo: Happy budget day. Well, it may not be the happiest of budget days this year for Albany as Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to unveil a 2018-19 spending plan that has to contend with a $4.5 billion spending gap. Assuming Cuomo caps spending at 2 percent increase, the deficit shrinks to…
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to fight back against Washington Republicans on Tuesday with a $168 billion state budget proposal that lays out spending on schools and mass transit while also confronting greater uncertainty in federal funding. Cuomo said he'll urge lawmakers to consider restructuring the state tax system to soften t […]
A Rochester neurosurgeon says he’s seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 25 th district. On Saturday, Dr. Jim Maxwell said that, “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know Congress is broken, but it just might take one to fix it.” Maxwell, a lifelong Monroe County resident, has served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Rochester General Hospital since […]
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar word to describe African nations were ugly, disgusting and repulsive. After a public event Friday morning on Long Island, the Democrat said the vulgarity the Republican president used Thursday during a private meeting with lawmakers on immigration shows Trump […]
The City and Monroe County is recognizing a local group for its work to educate the community about human trafficking in the Rochester area. Officials this week read a proclamation honoring the group, the Rochester regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, or RRCAHT. Chair Celia McIntosh says the group formed five years ago in response to the increase in […]
The Town of Greece has settled sexual harassment and misconduct claims against the town’s former Receiver of Taxes, Rick Antelli. According to a statement from the town, officials say they got credible complaints from multiple female town employees that Antelli had engaged in sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment. The statement says that t […]
Governor Cuomo is directing state officials to offer assistance to the 16,000 Salvadorans who now live in New York State under a federal policy giving them temporary residency after a 2001 earthquake. The Trump administration has decided to end Temporary Protected Status in 2019 to some 200,000 migrants nationwide. Saint's Place in Rochester helps refug […]
Ten months after arriving in the U.S., a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo is working to build a life that will allow him to work in medicine and support the family he hopes will soon join him.
Now in the 14th year of a four-year term, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been something of a riddle. His modest, gentlemanly demeanor was a welcome contrast to that of his thuggish predecessor, Yasser Arafat. Yet the difference in style never led to any diplomatic breakthroughs with Israel. Indeed, there has been scant progress, despite...
The world fell on Donald Trump’s head — yet again — when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get immigrants from Norway rather than “shithole” countries in the Third World. The media has treated Trump’s remarks, made in a heated exchange with senators over a proposed immigration deal,...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a meeting in Vancouver Tuesday of foreign ministers to strategize allied diplomacy with North Korea. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was in Vancouver too, but mostly “to support our diplomats to ensure they negotiate from a position of strength,” according to Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. Maybe it should’ve been. […]
Last week the Trump administration announced it’ll allow states to impose a “community engagement” requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health-insurance program for lower-income people. So far, 10 states intend to do it, though not welfare-haven New York. To get Medicaid, adults in these states will have to work or look for a...
New York’s highest court last week reversed three lower-court rulings that had reinstated bad-apple teachers fired by the city Department of Education. Consider it one small step toward ending a huge injustice. For good measure, the Court of Appeals awarded legal costs to the DOE and slapped the Manhattan appellate jurists for “judicial overreach in...
For once, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has proved a model of efficiency by killing two birds with one ad: It just proved the lunacy of its “no political ads” policy and put the lie to Gov. Cuomo’s claim that he doesn’t control the agency. As The Post’s Danielle Furfaro and Carl Campanile reported, city subways...
Good news: Gov. Cuomo’s $168 billion budget, which he rolled out Tuesday, appears balanced. Bad news: It raises some taxes and resorts to risky budget tricks. Worse news: It shows the gov living in a fantasy land — refusing to take any blame for New York’s already-heavy tax burden or to address that sickness head...
Congressman: The Question Democrats Fear Most According to Rep. Tom McClintock, that question is the same one Ronald Reagan posed in 1980 and again in 1984: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” And, he says at the Washington Examiner, tax reform will again make it a potent political weapon for Republicans....
In a desperate move to “thwart” the federal tax overhaul, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to make sweeping changes to the state tax code as he unveiled his new $168 billion budget plan. The governor’s proposal would shift the state from collecting an income tax paid by individuals to a payroll tax paid by...
Though many of President Trump’s boasts of achievements far surpassing his predecessors haven’t been exactly true, it looks as if he may be about to do something no one believed possible: prove James Carville was wrong when he said the only issue voters really care about was “the economy, stupid.” In the 26 years since...
I’m pretty sure he meant “jamokes.” Stephen Bannon, former political strategist to President Trump, said many colorful things last year to author Michael Wolff. Among the most widely quoted is Bannon’s speculation that Trump’s son introduced his father to the Russian visitors he hosted at Trump Tower in June 2016. “The chance that Don Jr....
Looks like the Albany-to-prison pipeline is still going strong: On Tuesday, the feds charged Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D-B’klyn) with fraud, conspiracy, witness tampering and obstruction. Prosecutors say the shenanigans began before Harris took office in 2015. From 2012 to 2014, they charge, she bilked FEMA out of $25,000 by falsely claiming Hurricane San […]
Per top judicial names: Mueller scratching around has zip to do with “collusion,” which is no federal crime except in securities transactions. He’s into hacked DNC e-mails, which fell onto WikiLeaks fingers, then got plucked by the Trump campaign. Potential problems only if, conspiring to obtain or release them, Trumpers knew those were illegal. Seeking... […]
What was interesting in this article was the charge by the firefighter's union that the city's attorneys are concealing legal billing by slow walking the submission of bills and not answering FOILs in a timely manner. The union attorney charged the cost of Terry O'Neill is really about $800K and not the half million usually cited by medi […]
Sales tax revenues climbed in the fourth quarter of 2017, perhaps a sign of consumer sentiment. That means more money for Jefferson County, the City of Watertown, 22 Towns and 14 villages who all share in the local take. Property tax relief should be the immediate goal, although it seems officials are talking in terms of how to spend the money […]
A change in the statewide ticket is possible, reports say...LG Kathy Hochul may be asked to challenge Rep. Chris Collins in western NY and the job of running mate would go to Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. That hits two identity politics buttons. Western NY seems to be where Mr. Cuomo looks to for running mates after his first race in 2010 when […]
Governor Cuomo's spending plan for New York doesn't seem to cut anything and includes over a billion dollars in taxes and fees. This comes at a time when the state's high taxes have been in focus over the SALT issue. Spending is up two percent, the same figure it has been the past eight years. The school aid component is up three […]
So we are going to have a commission to study the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana.... Wait, hasn't that been done ? This is just political cover for what is happening in surrounding states and out west. When it comes to legalizing, rationalizations must be offered in the state with the highest number of pot arrests. […]
More time in court for the City and its smoke eaters who are battling over the issue of minimum manning....The union wants it decided before an arbitrator which is a process that favors the status quo. The two sides were on the Tenth Floor today.http://www.wwnytv.com/story/37278722/watertown-firefighters-union-await-decision-on-arbitration
After discussing the President's health with other old guys at Pete's, the conclusion was that all doctors tell you to lose weight and come back in six or three months. CNN deployed its doctor at the presser today to raise red herrings and continue to float the media narrative the President is nuts...The truth is he is not...He's just […]
It was at times comical as the media queried White House Physician Dr. Ronny Jackson about the President's health. They so wanted him to be deemed crazy.... Dr. Jackson prescribed losing ten to fifteen pounds and shaping up the diet a bit. He said his cardiac health was fine and that he was sharp and articulate. The press wanted to bran […]
As Prosecutors Look the Other Way Mayoral Candidate Albanese Files the First of Many Lawsuits Against de Blasio Suit: de Blasio should pay lawyer bills over corruption probes, not taxpayers (NYP) The suit, electronically filed on Sunday, alleges that de Blasio and his “underlings” engaged in “criminal and/or unethical behavior…outside the scope of public em […]
Crowley Treasurer Probed for Court Appointment Violation Joe Crowley’s treasurer being probed in possible pay violation (NYP) Scott Kaufman, who has served as Crowley’s campaign treasurer for 17 years, earned more than $75,000 from state court appointments in 2013 and continued to get jobs the next year despite a rule that says a person earning that much […]
The Albany Big Business Giveaway of Tax Payer Money to Big Bussinesses to Contribute to Pols NY's Big Breaks for Business: What our investigationfound (lOWhUD) ALBANY — New York spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year to get new jobs and retain existing ones as a way to combat being one of the most expensive places to live in the nation.... The Co […]
A top Pentagon official set about describing the various ways in which ISIS terrorist vermin would die at the hands of the American military. It is a spectacular description, sure to send a shiver down their spines.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended President Donald Trump’s Thursday comments about immigrants coming to America from “shithole” countries, and said the media’s visceral outrage over the story was preposterous.
Several recent anti-business measures of note followed a similar path: a liberally-minded west coast jurisdiction (usually San Francisco or Seattle) passes the legislation at the local level, and it is then passed statewide, before eventually making its way to the New York City Council and our state Legislature. We saw this most recently with the […]
The below letter to the editor was submitted to the Albany Times Union last week. New York’s so-called “scaffold law” may be the most misunderstood, or at least most mischaracterized, section of New York State statute. And based on your September 24 editorial, “An attack on worker safety,” the Times Union editorial board has never read […]
Part eight of an ongoing series based on our recent PPI report: Bridging the STEM skills gap: Employer/educator collaboration in New York To a troubling extent, the origins of the skills gap can be traced to failures in the U.S. education system. Seemingly immune to the technological advances that have transformed almost every other aspect […]
Part seven of an ongoing series based on our recent PPI report: Bridging the STEM skills gap: Employer/educator collaboration in New York New York’s manufacturing sector has seen tough times, but with technological changes and the rise of advanced manufacturing, the sector is rebounding and jobs are coming back. “We often talk about, ‘can we […]
Part six of an ongoing series based on our recent PPI report: Bridging the STEM skills gap: Employer/educator collaboration in New York Over the years, when asked what skills they have had difficulty finding in job candidates, New York employers consistently point to the professional skills that are required in all kinds of workplaces. In […]
Part five of an ongoing series based on our recent PPI report: Bridging the STEM skills gap: Employer/educator collaboration in New York Across the state, New York employers responding to a recent Public Policy Institute survey reported difficulty filling STEM positions, and they project that these workforce shortages will persist over the coming decade. The […]
On January 4, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business and the Senate Administrative Regulations Review Commission are holding a public hearing in Albany on the state Department of Labor’s proposed rulemaking relating to employee scheduling. Unshackle Upstate joined with the Business Council of New York State, the state chap […]
Last Wednesday, Governor Cuomo delivered his 2018 State of the State Address, which kicks off the state’s 2018 legislative session. [Read the Governor’s press release, the booklet that accompanied his speech and the 23 proposals he announced prior to the speech.] Read Unshackle Upstate’s response here. The Governor outlined a wide-ranging 2018 agenda that i […]
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R- Suffolk County) detailed his conference’s priorities for 2018, the Blueprint for a Stronger New York. They include balancing this year’s budget with no new taxes; making the real property tax cap permanent; reducing energy taxes; enacting a comprehensive regulatory reform package; and reducing taxes on sma […]
Three state legislators from Western New York are calling on Gov. Cuomo to extend the Jan. 31 SAFE Act deadline for renewing pistol permits that are more than five years old. After that date, they will be invalid. State Senator Robert Ortt (R – North Tonawanda), Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R-Niagara Falls) and Assemblyman Michael Norris […]
Unshackle Upstate is part of a coalition of business groups on that is calling on New York State to reform its prevailing wage law in 2018. New York’s law requires government public works contractors to pay their employees a union-like wage, increasing the costs of projects in New York anywhere from 13% in the Albany […]
Wilson, Molinaro Will Not Run for Governor in 2018 Citing family obligations, businessman Harry Wilson announced this week that he will not run for New York governor in 2018. Some Republicans leaders considered Wilson, who served on President Obama’s task force that helped save the auto industry, to have the best chance of any GOP […]
Automation is threading through every level of the city’s economy, from warehouses and food courts to trading floors and operating rooms. But in recent years, a booming economy has hushed... To view the full story, click the title link.
To the editor: Your brief article “New York trails other states on reproductive rights laws in 2017” neglects to tell the complete story of the state Legislature's shocking, repeated... To view the full story, click the title link.
“No F trains at this station” has become an all-too- familiar refrain for weekend straphangers traveling to and from Brooklyn and Queens. While that messaging is perfectly direct,... To view the full story, click the title link.
The work of traffic engineer Bruce Schaller has indisputably demonstrated how the proliferation of Uber vehicles—and to a lesser extent Lyft’s—is a major cause of the congestion... To view the full story, click the title link.
To the editor: The article “How CNY Group grew big in NYC” (Nov. 13) claims that to “become more competitive, the company parted ways with the Building Contractors... To view the full story, click the title link.
The Trump budget is just telling the truth—and you can’t handle the truth! Trump's budget begins to tell the hard truths to the American people. It's a "taxpayer first" plan, which is what any sustainable budget needs to be. More harsh truths are needed, but this is a good start. Jake Novak | @jakejakeny Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | 12:04 PM […]
When the Going Gets Tough at the MTA, Andrew Cuomo Disappears For two decades, New York's transit system was on the rebound. Then came Pataki and Cuomo. By Ben Fried May 19, 2017 It’s not hard to recall the times when Andrew Cuomo wanted to be seen as the boss of the MTA.
Robert McCarthy: Questions for Cuomo are met with silence By Robert J. McCarthy Published Thu, May 18, 2017 Steve Pigeon was back in court a few days ago, facing a judge for the third time in the last 10 months. This time the former Erie County Democratic chairman appeared in U.S. District Court to answer more questions about his controversial fundraisin […]
State insurers to seek rate hike for 2018 ObamaCare policies By Carl Campanile May 15, 2017 | 1:43am | Updated New York’s health insurers will request double-digit rate increases for ObamaCare policies for 2018 while debate rages in Washington on overhauling the law, analysts told The Post.
NYDAILYNEWS.COM by KENNETH LOVETT ALBANY — State Republican Chairman Ed Cox blasted state Democrats for featuring a top national Democrat who has made controversial statements about Israel as headliner at an upcoming fund-raiser. The Daily News reported Monday that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who was recently named deputy chairman of the Democratic Natio […]
SYRACUSE.COM BY MARK WEINERhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPqTP6j9qm8 (Watch Video) WASHINGTON -- Marine Corps 1st Lt. Trey Cleary received one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday when his mother texted him, "Do you have time to talk with POTUS?" Seconds later, U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney was talking with her son at Camp Lejeune, N.C., who […]
President Obama, never one to let the law of the land get in his way, made it perfectly clear that he is determined to close Guantanamo Bay. As we noted earlier, even his AG Loretta Lynch, does not agree that he can close Guantanamo. He even goes as far as to lie about GITMO in order to try and persuade others that he is doing the right thing.
The outrageous NYC Council proposal to allow non-citizens the right to vote is not the only looming non-citizens voting facing Americans. National Review reports how the Obama Administration, under the direction of AG Loretta Lynch, is helping groups like the League of Woman Voters and NAACP, fight efforts to prevent illegal citizens from voting. Breaking […]
On his way out of office, President Obama is determined to keep his campaign promise to close Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Speaker Ryan's reaction: “Congress has left no room for confusion,” the speaker said.
Chairman Long to appear on Inside City Hall on NY1 tonight at 7:00 PM (repeated at 10:pm). Check your local listings for channel listings.Some Charter Schools are affiliated with the UFT - The United Federation of Teachers (one in ten) and these are the schools that are having problems, but Mayor de Blasio does not want you to know that fact. Apparently, M […]
Links are updated every hour. The Resurgent In Irma’s Crosshairs6 September 2017, 1:51 pmI’m a Florida native, born at Macdill Air Force Base when my dad was stationed there, raised in the Sunshine State since hisRead More...... Trump is Just…Read more →
This is a guest post by Richard Lowery, Jr. Below is a brief quiz regarding some issues that are of serious concern for our country. People who are much more intelligent than a hayseed like me, such as university professors,…Read more →
To all of you fathers out there, I hope you have a great Father’s Day. Especially you, Dad! Enjoy the day and enjoy your families. Life happens so fast, cherish every moment. Sorry I haven’t been blogging lately. I started…Read more →
The following is a guest post by Dr. Robert Owens, and Happy Easter! *** My Witness When I was young I was not a nice fellow. Snakes would cross the street when I sauntered down the sidewalk. My all consuming…Read more →
Happy Saturday! I have not had very much time at all to think about the blog lately, my apologies. But rather than leave it here languishing away I thought the least I could do is try to bring back the…Read more →
Guest post by Richard Lowery, Jr. Barstool Eruptions as Public Policy I confess that I am not a constitutional law professor nor have I ever played one on TV so my ability to comment on the legal reasoning behind the…Read more →