Those who take care of our most vulnerable need and deserve a living wage We all knew the approval of a gradual rise to a $15 minimum wage in New York state would be a double-edged sword. And now one industry is certainly feeling the sharp pains. A shortage of home health care service workers […]Read More Home Health Care Workers Need to Be Cared For Too
Media overuse notifications on new developments It was in the fall of 2012 when I purchased my first smartphone. Perhaps what I was most excited about, as a college student journalist, was the ability to receive breaking news alerts on my phone from all the major news outlets. I could find out about major developments […]Read More BREAKING: Many News Alerts Aren’t Newsworthy
It’s time for New York’s watershed moment when it comes to water infrastructure Remember when everyone was talking nonstop about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan? Remember when presidential candidates campaigned there a year ago during the primaries, outraged that its residents were being poisoned by lead-tainted water? Remember when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders […]Read More Flint, Michigan Was Not an Isolated Incident
The current administration has similarities to the rise of “Old Hickory” 200 years ago It isn’t abnormal for American presidents to compare themselves and their agendas to that of those who held the office before them, or at the very least, consider one of them as their role model for how to run the office. […]Read More Is Donald Trump the New Andrew Jackson?
Years of government gridlock has made us Millennials care less about pure ideology When I registered to vote at age 18, I immediately registered as an independent. I didn’t have to think twice about it. Intensely following political news for four years prior to that hadn’t changed my mind one bit. Neither has it since. And […]Read More The More Partisan We Are, the Less We Become
Federal prosecutor has done a lot of good for the nation and for New York It’s not best to change horses midstream. If you’re going to run in the Kentucky Derby, you don’t leave your prized stallion in the stable. Only when the well runs dry do we know the value of water. Any one […]Read More We Need Attorneys Like Preet Bharara
Eight years ago, no one saw it coming. Why does no one see it now? When we saw large crowds flooding town hall meetings with Republican members of Congress a few weeks ago, it appeared that although it’s 2017, America wants to party like it’s 2009. That was the year when we saw the same […]Read More Yes, the Democrats’ Tea Party Is In the Making
Central New York’s congressman should be there for his constituents when they ask him to be Usually when elections are over, political interest quiets down a little. That is not the case this year, as several Republican members of Congress found out when they returned to their home districts last week to both large […]Read More Rep. Katko, You Can’t Fight Town Hall