Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

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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8MS: What RACHEL KHONA Learned from Pam Anderson

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

I’ve always found Pamela Anderson a creature of strange fascination. No, it’s not because I am a lesbian or because I have a large plastic boob fetish, much as my childhood Barbie collection might dictate otherwise. It’s not even because she was married to Tommy Lee, on whom I have an undying crush despite his [&hellip
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On Topic: Youth-Targeted Tobacco Marketing Must Stop

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

How cigarette companies are marketing to children in downtown neighborhoods I took my first puff of a cigarette at 8 years old. I wanted to be cool and macho and fit in with the neighborhood kids. Access to cigarettes was easy; I looked no further than my local corner market. In those days, the cigarettes [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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On Topic: For Roe v. Wade Supporters, Silence is No Longer a Choice

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

03_OnTopic.Carolyn.Maloney.as_ Last Sunday, we marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that guarantees a woman’s right to choose. Reproductive freedom is at greater risk now than at any time since Roe was handed down in 1973, and family planning is under attack. Women can no longer afford to be silent. [&hellip
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On Topic: The American President Show On Topic: The American President Show

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

It’s close! It’s so close! Romney’s ahead! No, Gingrich is ahead! Oh, here comes Santorum! But can any of them beat Obama? It’s so exciting, I can’t stand it. The sporting style of American mainstream media coverage of political “races” may be fun for some people. But it’s also irresponsibly dumb because of the difference [&hellip
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NYScenes From a Midnight Runner

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Uncategorized

nyscenes Last night’s music: Chromatics 2010 CD, “In The City.” New York City’s blocks are a series of thumb prints in my mind. I like running at night, the streets are quiet, which makes it easier to settle into thoughts, though often they wade to the basest memories. Or always. Stupidity. Shame. Sex. Oy. Veigh. When [&hellip
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Waking Up with Charlie Rose—and Some Questions

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

A new addition reminds us that our town is still king of the morning show By Christopher Moore Over many years, Charlie Rose spent a tremendous number of hours in my bedroom. Before discovering the life-altering advantages of the DVR, I often ended my day with Rose on public TV. So his move two weeks ago [&hellip
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Citiquette: The After-After Party

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

The two-for-one philosophy of hosting By Jeanne Martinet As most savvy New York hosts know, when you throw a large cocktail party, you can expect approximately 60 percent of the invitees to attend. Of the 40 percent who don’t come, most have a scheduling conflict or illness and are truly sorry to be missing the affair.  [&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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