The DNC should stop focusing on the presidency It wasn’t at all surprising that President Obama’s former labor secretary Tom Perez was elected new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He represents the centralist faction of the party and had the support of the establishment behind him. It also wasn’t surprising that Perez focused a […]Read More Democrats Need to Rebuild From the Ground Up
History judges our leaders by their accomplishments, not how much they win by Let me ask you this. When you hear the name Richard Nixon, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I bet most, if not all people, would instantly associate that U.S. president with words and expressions like “Watergate,” “cover-up,” “scandal,” […]Read More Crowd Sizes And Election Margins Aren’t What We Remember About Presidents
We are amid a clash of eras. And when that happens, tensions run hot My freshman year of college, I took a class entitled “American History to 1865.” Two years later, I took the successor course, “American History: 1865 to Present.” On the first day of the latter, my professor asked us if we […]Read More We’re a Divided Country Because We’ve Reached Another Pivot In Our History
Trump is more keen on blaming others than taking responsibility There are many things that make a great leader great. They must be intelligent, strong and communicative. But perhaps most of all, they must understand they are responsible for the actions and decisions not only of themselves, but of all of those they lead. A good […]Read More So Much For ‘The Buck Stops Here’
With Obama’s term over and the Democratic Party effectively leaderless, New York’s governor is climbing through the ranks In 1984, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gave a scathing rebuttal of Ronald Reagan at the Democratic National Convention, a speech that electrified the crowd and turned him into a political superstar. There were many Democrats, including […]Read More Will Cuomo Run For President In 2020?
Why did the president do so well in this region of New York? And can he deliver? While Donald Trump didn’t win his home state’s electoral votes in November, he decisively won the upstate region, carrying all but nine counties north of Westchester. As the Trump administration gets underway, many upstate residents are hoping the […]Read More The State of Upstate New York as Trump Country