When it comes to national politics, New York State has always been one to lead the way. So many nationwide standards that have now become normal life began with Albany making the charge to reform. In 1984, New York was the first state to require all people to wear seat belts when riding in their vehicle. In […]Read More Albany Needs to Lead Anti-corruption Fight
The past haunts all of us. It haunts us even more when it’s on paper. A criminal record on paper will affect one’s job hunt, loan requests, college applications—oh wait. Not so fast. College applications ask perspective students dozens of questions, but only one is increasingly coming under fire. Many high schools and colleges are […]Read More Should the Past Count On College Applications?
When you go on Facebook or Twitter or just engage an actual conversation, there’s a good chance that somewhere along the line you’ll hear someone say that they’re going to “move to Canada” or just “leave the country” if Donald Trump is to win this year’s presidential election. Many have said the same about Sen. Bernie Sanders […]Read More Why I’m Not Worried for a Trump or Sanders presidency
It was 5:31 p.m. in the newsroom when I received the first news alert from the Associated Press that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died. It was 6:56 p.m. when I received another alert saying that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that President Obama should not appoint Scalia’s replacement and it should be left up […]Read More It’s a Shame We Mix Law With Politics
It was a night of excitement, intensity, surprises and expectations. Monday’s Iowa caucuses have changed the direction of the 2016 presidential campaign, and yet we have to remind ourselves that this is just the first turn out of the gate. Still, when Iowa speaks, it does so. And its effects are known throughout history. Here’s […]Read More What the Iowa Caucuses Mean For the Election and America