Posts Tagged ‘Alan S. Chartock’

The Hardest Working Profession Unscrupulous Pols are Scapegoating Teachers

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Education, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

New York State’s teachers are under assault. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right—these are some of the most important people in our lives. There will always be unscrupulous politicians who try to scapegoat our teachers and it is really an abomination that this stuff goes on. It’s incomprehensible to me that people think our [&hellip
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Capitol Connection: Poison Pill with a Sugar Coating

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

When Republicans in the New York State Assembly want to get noticed, they have to do something outrageous—someone once said that if they were to ride naked, on fire, on an elephant through the halls of the Legislature, they might get three seconds on TV. Let’s face it: there are three guys who call the [&hellip
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What Obama's State of the Union Means For New York

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town, West Side Spirit

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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