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What Obama's State of the Union Means For New York

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By Alan S. Chartock In politics, there is an old saying: “First you have to win.” A corollary is “Winning is everything.” Another companion idiom in American politics is “There are no co-winners.” I was speaking with someone the other day who said that in the American presidency, Democrats get the chance to be either [&hellip
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Draining the Swamp

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Political resolutions for 2012  By Alan S. Chartock If I were these people, I would make the following resolutions: Gov. Andrew Cuomo: I resolve to clean up the Democratic conference in the State Senate by backing good, progressive, honest Democratic candidates rather than collaborating with the Republicans. I vow to remember that in 2016 I [&hellip
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Attorney General Should Watch His Back

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By Alan S. Chartock What do Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer have in common? They were both attorney general and both rode that office into the governorship. What does Eric Schneiderman have in common with Cuomo and Spitzer? He, too, would like to succeed from his position as attorney general to higher political office. If [&hellip
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Charters Meet Economic Reality

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Will the state supply charters with space in tough financial time? By Alan Chartock As belts tighten in New York state government, the question of whether to continue New York"s charter schools becomes even more controversial. Those who favor charter schools argue that too often, in the state"s inner cities, children receive inferior educations. A lot [&hellip
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Wall Street Rallies Foreshadow Things to Come

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By Alan S. Chartock Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world"s richest men, recently warned about the possibility of demonstrations and riots in the United States. In fact, this country has made it known that it would not countenance interference with peaceful protests occurring in places like Libya, Egypt and Syria. We supported the demonstrators [&hellip
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The Governor’s Next Big Push

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Cuomo should get in front of the medical marijuana debate By Alan S. Chartock I’ve met an awful lot of people who say that they smoke marijuana. They laugh when I tell them that I never have. Nevertheless, a lot of people smoke or have tried it and have created an underground economy, sort of [&hellip
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What Charters and Public Schools Have in Common?

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Unions will need to analyze role, charters will need to adhere to rigorous standards By Alan S. Chartock There has been a spate of articles recently about alleged wrongdoing in specific charter schools in New York. These instances mirror the inevitable wrongdoing that we hear about in our old-style public schools. In both cases, it [&hellip
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