The Draft? Again?

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Though multiple Congressional resolutions have failed to bring back the draft, and though most military strategists agree that a volunteer military is better for troop morale (they actually want to be there), that doesn’t seem to stop some elected officials from trotting out the old "there will be a draft any day now" argument when [&hellip
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Revisiting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

This morning, Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan of Massachusetts once again introduced a bill calling on the military to eliminate its policy of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" when it comes to gay and lesbian service members. In this time of war, Meehan says the government cannot afford to tell anyone they cannot fight for their country. [&hellip
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Chamlin Out

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Susan Chamlin, an aide to State Senator Liz Krueger, has announced that she will not run for Manhattan’s 65th Assembly District seat, a position made vacant by the selection of Assemblyman Pete Grannis as DEC Commissioner by Governor Eliot Spitzer (providing he gets State Senate approval). The move clears the way for Micah Kellner, an [&hellip
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This Nation’s Immigration Legislation

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Politics, Posts

The federal government is warning immigrants about organizations that purport to offer legal assistance in obtaining a fake visa. The warning, which appears on the United States Citizen and Immigration website, stipulates that despite the fact that Congress is currently deciding on immigration legislation, there does not exist a temporary worker program for illegal aliens [&hellip
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National Taxpayers Union: NY Congressional Delegation Is Too Taxing

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has just issued its survey of the previous session of Congress outlining just which legislators they’ve found to be the most friendly to their anti-tax position. The highest scoring Congressman in the state is Staten Island/Brooklyn Rep. Vito Fossella (pictured), who picked up a B+ from the group. No one [&hellip
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Republicans And Democrats Prefer The Company Of Different Nations, Especially Israel

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

A new Gallup Poll, based on data collected early in February, finds that when it comes to which countries they like and dislike partisanship plays a significant role in forming Americans opinions. The most interesting gap showed in the survey is over Israel. While in the past Democrats were the party most would have identified [&hellip
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Republicans Set To Pounce

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

In honor of the Democratic presidential forum in Carson City, Nevada, the Republican National Committee is distributing research books on each of those candidates, hoping to offer the media and other interested parties a look at just what the problems, from a Republican perspective, might be for each candidate. RNC press officer Lisa Miller, in [&hellip
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Joel Rivera Wants To Hear From You

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

A flyer is circulating throughout The Bronx announcing a series of public forums, sponsored by a conglomeration of borough non-profits known as the North Bronx Thinktank, where City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera will "discuss the issues of the day" in advance of a run for higher office in 2009. Given the wholly Bronx nature [&hellip
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