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State Lawmakers Spar Over Right-To-Die Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two New York state Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse. 515 more words


Disgraced Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez Dead At 74

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Disgraced former New York state Assemblyman Vito Lopez has died.

Lopez’s lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, said Lopez died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. 218 more words


Tyrant Mugabe's American buddies

Yesterday, we looked at hedge funder Daniel Och‘s  “intimate, mutually profitable, and utterly unconscionable transactions with some of the most brutal tyrants of our time” – among them Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe. 523 more words


Some perspective

Like everyone, we’re trying to get a handle on the moment. And here’s our group musing…

There was nothing magic about Wednesday as the official end of the legislative session. 371 more words

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New York State Assembly passes anti-BDS bill #BDSFail

June 18, 2015

The New York State Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday rejecting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, becoming the latest state government to condemn the anti-Israel movement.   80 more words

Israel & Middle East

Continued Pier 40 failure.

Today, June 16, 2015, we learned that Deborah Glick, Linda Rosenthal and others in the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed legislation allowing dogs to eat at outdoor restaurant seating. 81 more words

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The New Assembly

We received a call yesterday afternoon.  “You guys ought to check out the Assembly feed. There’s a great debate underway.”

We connected online with the expectation that we might be seeing the new post-Silver Assembly – more open and dynamic. 390 more words