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Close the Loophole That Set Silver and Skelos Free

Congress should pass legislation that eases prosecution of corrupt politicians

If you can’t get the New York State Legislature to act, you go to Congress. That’s where the crusade against corruption in Albany is heading now. 809 more words

NYC Politics: Richard David is a Winner! - By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Richard David is a Winner! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

He did it his way. He believed that in the end the support of the community would push him over the limit and onto victory. 105 more words


Term Limits: Impact on the Characteristics of NYC Representatives

As noted in the prior post in this series, New York City is a double-blind test of the effect on term limits on democracy. Since 1993 the city has represented by term-limited members of the New York City Council, and by unlimited members of the New York State Legislature. 5,197 more words

New York State Legislature Corruption, Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver

Senate Stipend Scandal Another Reason Why We Don’t Like Albany

Lawmakers should not be getting paid for jobs they don’t have

Last year, the New York Legislature made quite the effort to get a pay raise of 47 percent — from an annual $79,500 to $116,900 — which would’ve been their first raise since 1999. 814 more words

Donald Trump Jr. for Governor of New York?

Over the summer, I speculated that Eric Trump was considering running for Senate in 2018 against Kirsten Gillibrand. While this might still happen, another Trump is receiving the attention about potentially running for office in 2018, and it’s not Ivanka. 283 more words


Anticipating Clinton Victory, Andrew Cuomo Booked 200 DC Hotel Rooms for Inauguration

It is now an open secret that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was confident that it would prevail in November’s election over Donald Trump. In the weeks since the election, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the entire Democratic apparatus thought so as well. 244 more words


Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Vincent Viola, Secretary of the Army

The son of a truck driver from Brooklyn, Vincent Viola started the electronic-trading firm Virtu Financial in 2008. He took the company public in April 2015, touting its can’t-lose business model and the fact that it turned a profit on 1,484 of its first 1,485 days in operation. 484 more words