Democrats and Republicans naturally disagree on all kinds of national policy items. That much is certain. But what we saw through both parties’ conventions this past week is that they also vastly disagree on the status of the United States and where it’s going. Donald Trump declared that we are in a crisis and painted a […]Read More Two Parties, Two Visions, One Country
Fifteen months after declaring a run for president, Bernie Sanders enters the Democratic National Convention with 22 state contest victories and 45 percent of the pledged delegates in his pocket. Despite his impressive run and enormous following, Hillary Clinton will be crowned the standard bearer of the party to take on Donald Trump. But in […]Read More Bernie Sanders May Have Been a Missed Opportunity
Donald Trump has an obvious reputation for making extreme and often hyperboled statements throughout his campaign. But one of his overlooked and more fascinating ones has been his repeated claim that he can carry his home state of New York in the general election. While the Empire State and its rich 29 electoral votes are […]Read More Can Trump Win New York in November?
Some New Yorkers are shaking their heads when they hear the commercials that say “all around New York, the economy is growing.” Probably because they air in between news segments of the latest business to leave their hometown or that the latest unemployment rate for their county is still above 5 percent. They don’t necessarily […]Read More Cuomo’s Job Programs Leave Much to Be Desired
The deadly confrontations between white police officers and members of the black community that we’ve heard so much about over the last few years entered a new frontier last week with the killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, followed by the slaying of five police officers […]Read More Fighting Police-related Deaths Should Be Joint Effort
After more than a year, Hillary Clinton has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing regarding her emails and email server while serving as secretary of state. She is without a doubt very delighted that she can put this troublesome ordeal behind her and move forward with her campaign. If only it were that easy. As […]Read More Honesty Remains Clinton’s Biggest Obstacle