Since government won’t fix its ethical problems, the task is now on us After his office had successfully prosecuted the two most powerful figures in the New York state Legislature just 13 days apart, then-U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara came to Albany in February 2016 to give several speeches attacking the climate of corruption in […]Read More It’s Now Up to the People to Fight Corruption in New York
Understaffing problem isn’t going away, so neither should effort to fix it Timing has an incredible ability to tell us things that we need to be told. On Oct. 12, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler was asked at a news conference if the number of officers employed by the Syracuse City Police was an adequate […]Read More Syracuse Police Officer Shortage Has No Simple Solution
‘Runaway Trumpism’ threatens to hijack the Republican establishment in coming elections Donald Trump didn’t start a revolution. His election was merely the result of one. And now, the revolution that helped Trump gain the nation’s highest office is the same one he can’t stop. We got our first proof of that on Sept. 27. That […]Read More Are We On the Verge of a Second Tea Party Wave?
Adult homes in New York are closing at an alarming rate Another business closing in central New York might not be all that surprising to any of us. What might be surprising however — and even more frightening — is that some of those businesses are adult homes that care for lower-income senior citizens. According […]Read More Assisted Living Facilities Need Assistance From the State
Comptroller’s report shows state is victim to federal spending inequality Dr. Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote, “in this world, nothing can be said for certain, except death and taxes.” Well, we live in New York, so we’ve come to accept at least the latter — however reluctant we may be. But if taxes are going […]Read More Washington Is Fleecing New York Taxpayers
Trump’s use of social media as bully pit disqualifies him from using it Last weekend, like many times before, President Donald Trump was tweeting. After a whole week of seemingly relentless Twitter attacks on NFL players who refused to stand for the National Anthem at various football games, the president was criticized for not using […]Read More Take Away the President’s Damn Twitter
Congress should pass legislation that eases prosecution of corrupt politicians If you can’t get the New York State Legislature to act, you go to Congress. That’s where the crusade against corruption in Albany is heading now. It’s hardly the place known for getting things done, but now that the former two most powerful figures in […]Read More Close the Loophole That Set Silver and Skelos Free