Hillary Could Be Romney Dragonslayer

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alan There are some interesting clues to insider politics. Clinton has announced that she is not interested in serving another term. She says she will not campaign for the president. Her husband, Bill, says he wishes his wife would run for the top job. The woman who replaced Clinton in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, says she [&hellip
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A Bumpy Ride on the Road of Betty White

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing(as) As usual, several burning concerns need your attention and action, so as Bette Davis warned in All about Eve: “It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” The May 17 New York Times City Room blog post “A Target Older Than the Jokes at Her Roast” dismissed anyone “easily offended” by Friar’s Club roast jokes. The [&hellip
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Celebrity Summer Guide

Written by NY Press on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Rachel Roy and Shauna Mei Celebrate Dr. Deepak Chopra's Law of Attraction Mp3 Playbutton All interviews by Angela Barbuti Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Store What’s your favorite thing about New York in the summer? The colorful flowers along Park Avenue and in Central Park and the happy vibe when seeing New Yorkers in bright candy colors on the street. What’s your favorite summertime activity? Going to the [&hellip
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A Trashy Political Idea

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OPED-Tom Allon By Tom Allon Some of the worst policy ideas in history have been borne out of political payback by elected leaders. We now are experiencing one of these on New York City’s East Side, where a long-forgotten political feud is rearing its ugly head and endangering the health and well-being of a ticked-off community. Trash [&hellip
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Andrew Cuomo’s Life Worthy of a Novel: From the Post to Vanity Fair, writers are rushing to tell the story of our governor

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chartock By Alan S. Chartock Everybody knows you can’t run for president without writing a book. As my mom used to say, “They’re all doing it now.” Many of the new political books are about Andrew Cuomo. In fact, Cuomo himself is writing a book, and a New York Post columnist and a writer for Vanity [&hellip
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Is Too Much Truth Uncouth?: Defending dishonesty

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne By Jeanne Martinet The headlines have been full of the story of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels hitting Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper in the back with the baseball a couple Sundays ago, afterward admitting publicly that he had done it on purpose. Most commentators seem to agree that the real transgression was not the “drilling” but [&hellip
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My Marriage and My President: New York’s same-sex weddings get belated presidential blessing

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chrismoor By Christopher Moore For all his chatter of hope and change, and for all the good he’s done for gay and lesbian people by allowing them to serve openly in the military, Obama was still a major disappointment on marriage. He talked about how he was “evolving” on the issue, prompting some activists to put [&hellip
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Run, Hillary, Run: A funny thing happened on the way to Cuomo’s 2016 presidential bid

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chartock By Alan S. Shartock Meanwhile, something else is going on. An interesting group of people is encouraging the immensely popular Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president, despite her having said she’s done with politics. There is her successor as United States senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, for example. I know Gillibrand, and I can tell you [&hellip
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