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Redefining Disability Challenge - Question 13

Each Wednesday, I post my response to a question from the Redefining Disability Challenge. This is my response to the thirteenth question in the Challenge. I am not looking ahead to future questions, so I may inadvertently address some topics which will come up later. 1,298 more words


Ex-Speaker Silver Goes Before Judge, Asks To Have Criminal Charges Tossed

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asked a judge on Thursday to toss out criminal charges against him, saying a federal prosecutor stretched the law too far to try to make a case. 425 more words


Sen. Flanagan

It’s hard to stand out in a crowd.  It’s hard to be noticed. In order to do that, you really have to be good – not just a little bit better than the people around you, but a lot better. 475 more words

New York State Senate

A New World in the Assembly

For 20 years, Sheldon Silver ran the Assembly in a way that was competent, but also aloof and autocratic. He was firmly in charge. Everything had to come through him. 469 more words

Andrew Cuomo

Halcyon Days

Everybody has moments of mania.

Take us. It would be easy for us to get worked up about the following passage in a WSJ article today. 757 more words

Andrew Cuomo

SHOCKER: Democrats in New York reject Ethics Reform Measures

Hat Tip Bullets First. 

Surprise DemocRats in Albany vote to keep corruption intact in the state of New York.


So anyone who has read Bullets First with any regularity knows how I feel about the Empire State, it’s corrupt bottom feeding politicians and it’s rules for thee not for thee mentality of the intelligentsia therein. 408 more words

Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget Negotiations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State budget negotiations have traditionally included three men in a room. It expanded to four in recent years, as the leader of the Senate independent Democratic conference has been included. 113 more words