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The crackdown on corruption in Albany continues: this morning, New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was arrested, along with his son, Adam, on a litany corruption charges. This comes a little more than three months after State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver was arrested, meaning that of the "three men in a room" who wield the most power in state politics, only one remains unscathed. Has anyone checked on Governor Cuomo this morning? The...
It took just a few hours following Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign announcement, on Sunday, for anti-Hillary signage to appear near her Brooklyn Heights headquarters. The posters and stickers feature illustrated close-ups of Clinton's visage, rendered in black-and-white, that bring to mind mugshots and "Wanted" posters. They're unflattering. Striped across each poster are the words "Don't say," accompanied by a one of a series of loaded adjectives that have been lobbed at Clinton throughout...
The only time I've ever come close to a 3D-television, I couldn't enjoy the experience because I was too busy trying to scrape my jaw off the floor, where it had been since I first attempted to comprehend why anyone would ever spend that much money on what's effectively a stupid fat-making box. But even putting aside my anti-TV bias, trying to figure out how the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) could possibly justify...
Have you ever thought the American political process is kind of a sham? Does it ever seem that budgetary decisions are usually based on what a wealthy minority and corporations want? Well, you're mostly right unless you're a lucky resident of one of the city council districts with participatory budgeting. As a resident of the 36th district, unfortunately I'm outta luck and will have to abide by whatever my representative feels will get him...