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Christie 2016 and “Bridgegate”
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Christie 2016 and “Bridgegate”

January 14, 2014 By John Zogby I am not making a prediction, merely suggesting how I see things. Anything can happen and there is a long way to go between now and 2016. Blah, blah, blah. Governor Chris Christie is seriously damaged by “Bridgegate”. Senator Howard Baker famously asked about President Richard Nixon at the…

1,000 Celebrate Brewer’s Ascent to Manhattan BP
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1,000 Celebrate Brewer’s Ascent to Manhattan BP

January 14, 2014 By Steven Wishnia Speaking at the Hammerstein Ballroom Jan. 12, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer reminded her audience that it was the anniversary of the Haitian earthquake of 2010, and that as New Yorkers, they were fortunate they’d be going back to a home that had heat and running water—“and if it…

The Gates Saga: One Sore Loser
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The Gates Saga: One Sore Loser

January 13, 2014 By John Zogby Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was the one guy who was beyond reproach. A Republican with a distinguished record of serving Republican administrations who triumphed over partisanship to serve with honor a sitting Democratic President. That was the elevator speech about him before this week. Mr. Gates has decided…

State of the State Recap
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State of the State Recap

January 10, 2014 Schuyler Center News Blast Excerpts Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State Address on January 8, 2014. This address coincided with the 50th Anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. Despite growing income inequality and poverty in New York, the Governor failed to take advantage of this connection to…

Is Capiltalism The Best We Can Do?
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Is Capiltalism The Best We Can Do?

January 6, 2014 By Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., Ed.D. President, Association of Benefit Administrators, Inc. The United States is one of the richest and most powerful nations in the world. Yet, nobody who works 40 hours per week should be in poverty. But what can you expect from a country where the typical American household…

Was Obama’s Year So Bad After All?
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Was Obama’s Year So Bad After All?

December 31, 2013 By John Zogby As President Obama vacations in Hawaii for a couple of weeks, the end of year reviews are coming in from the Washington Press Corps. And the reviews are not kind. I recommend that we look at Mr. Obama’s year not from the standpoint of expectations or historical comparisons but,…

Quality Medical Care in Brooklyn is Essential
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Quality Medical Care in Brooklyn is Essential

December 24, 2013 By Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio “Time and time again, 175,000 Brooklynites have faced the prospect of losing Interfaith Medical Center. And because this community has stood together, months later the doors remain open and people continue to get the medical care they need. We are grateful to Governor Cuomo for this…

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