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Romney’s Mistaken Clinton Calculation

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

CW website pic By Clyde Williams When I started this piece I found myself writing the same story everyone else has about the emergence of President Clinton as the star of the 2012 election cycle. His incredible Democratic convention speech made the arguments on behalf of President Obama better than the candidate himself – leaving pundits speechless and [&hellip
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Board of Elections In Disarray As Election Day Approaches

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

NYC Board of Elections Commissioner “J.C.” Polanco (via Twitter) With Election Day rapidly approaching, the devastation from Hurricane Sandy could have residual consequences that may alter the outcome of local and federal elections. With many polling sites still without power and thousands of residents displaced due to flooding and damage to their homes, the New York City Board of Elections has been scrambling to [&hellip
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No Gas, Food or Electricity – But They’re Still Going to Vote

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

ManhattanBeach1-300x224 Their offices were flooded, their phones were down and the power has been out, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers in Zone A from helping their constituents. Legislators who use social media to inform their constituents of events and accomplishments posted prolific messages about their relief work, provided updates on their appeals for help from responders [&hellip
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Bipartisan support needed for elder visibility

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette-Dewingas11-150x150 Critical elder issues are missing from the mainstream Always a lot to talk about, and though I do the talking here, thankfully some of you email a response. (Response is so important!) And, much as I wish cyberspace hadn’t been invented (TV was bad enough), I worry that many in the 70-plus age group are [&hellip
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Shining a Light on ALEC

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Via City & State State Sen. Daniel Squadron and NY lawmakers seek disclosure For most of its nearly 40-year history, the conservative think tank known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had substantial influence on the shaping and introduction of legislation in New York and across the nation. And until fairly recently, the group has managed [&hellip
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How Romney-Ryan Plans Would Hurt NY Seniors

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

CW website pic By Clyde Williams We have now had two presidential debates, and the issue of healthcare has been front and center. In New York, nearly 40 percent of the entire state budget is spent on healthcare—and it’s rising every year. It’s clear that our economy won’t be competitive unless we figure out how to improve the [&hellip
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UES Prof’s Book on Obama’s Language of Inclusion

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Layout 1 Like many members of the engaged electorate, Upper East Side resident Ian Reifowitz has been listening closely to what President Barack Obama has been saying since he launched his run for office in 2007. But while others listen for content, Reifowitz has been analyzing the specific language choices the president has made, and he’s just [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

REPUBLICAN RIVAL FOR KELLNER Michael Zumbluskas, an independent with ties to the Reform Party, is running on the Republican ticket for the newly redrawn 76th (currently the 65th) Assembly district on the Upper East Side. Zumbluskas previously challenged incumbent Assembly Member Micah Kellner in 2010 and is making another run at him this year. He [&hellip
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Sam Parker on What We Talk About When We Talk About Labor

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Members of two prominent labor unions found themselves without contracts recently, the agreements with their respective employers expired and negotiations for new ones stalemated over arguments about the concessions the workers would have to make. One group, the Chicago Teachers Union, was on strike in an attempt to mitigate the impact standardized testing would have [&hellip
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