Posts Tagged ‘Editorial’

An Oscar Sweep For Our Town’s Former Staffer

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You’ll have to indulge us this week while we proudly boast about a native New Yorker who has taken Hollywood by storm with his brave story about the Iraq war and the bizarre ways men find flirting with death sometimes more exciting than flirting with women. Mark Boal, a 37-year-old journalist who graduated from Bronx [&hellip
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Don’t Cut; CUNY Is a Success Story

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An economic recession ought to be a time of prioritizing. Just as families prepare for an uncertain future by skipping vacations and safeguarding retirement and savings accounts, so too must governments give priority to areas that build towards the future. That includes New York’s governments, state and city. So it’s puzzling to consider the 2010-11 [&hellip
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Why We Need Non-Partisan Elections

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Our city, state and nation are at an historic political crossroads. Citizen resentment and cynicism about partisanship and our elected leaders is at an all-time high. In Albany, our legislators have become synonymous with dysfunction. Scandals have taken down a governor and comptroller, and a dramatic State Senate coup last summer brought government to a [&hellip
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Run, Andrew, Run—Run, Harold, Run

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Last time we checked, we live in a democracy. In fact, our country prides itself on being the progenitor and exporter of democratic ideals. But you wouldn’t suspect this based on how the national (and New York) Democratic Party has been behaving lately. Democracy, by our definition, offers citizens strong choices and vibrant debates on [&hellip
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The Right Reforms

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Say what you will about Gov. David Paterson’s political missteps, the man has some good ideas for government reform. And the Legislature needs to stop proffering straw man arguments opposing them. In his Jan. 6 State of the State speech, Paterson laid out an ambitious plan of long overdue regulations to whip Albany back into [&hellip
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The Dangers of Drilling

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The state is currently collecting public comments on a proposal that would allow a certain type of natural gas drilling upstate, where the city gets its water supply. Now is the time for all New Yorkers—and especially Mayor Michael Bloomberg—to make their voices heard so this plan gets a much more in-depth evaluation before moving [&hellip
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General Election Picks

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Mayor: Michael Bloomberg As we mentioned back in September, the key to governing the city at this critical juncture is nursing a more diverse economy back to health while maintaining and building on the gains of recent years in education, business, public safety and the vibrant culture that defines New York City. We think Mayor [&hellip
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