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At the end of the more than two-week federal government shutdown in 2013, the U.S. Treasury cut checks on the average of $3,000 each to more than 850,000 government employees. That was nothing more than back wages and other lost expenses due to them — which alone cost the government $2.5 billion. more
There is so much excitement surrounding the first term of new state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi that if her inauguration last weekend had been opened to the general public, organizers might have had to abandon Lehman College and instead find out if Yankee Stadium was available. more
Take a moment to open Google, and search “worst election laws in the country.” The state that comes up over and over again isn’t Georgia or Florida, which disenfranchised thousands of voters this past cycle. It’s not Ohio, where “the purge” is more than just a movie. It’s not even North Dakota, which instituted one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. more
Sept. 25, 1690 was a special day in this country — it was the day the newspaper was born. more
Even for the few of us who regularly attend Community Board 8 meetings, many may not be aware of a monthly meeting of all the committee chairs and officers known as the executive committee. more
On a Friday afternoon, anyone on the Bronx Community Board 8 mailing list received a revised agenda for the upcoming full board meeting the following Tuesday: There would be an election for a new chair to the environment and sanitation committee. more
When we talk about this great country, the United States of America, we sometimes hear our centuries-old form of government referred to as a “great experiment.” more
Let’s be clear: Passion is absolutely no excuse for rudeness. more
The man authorities believe mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to political leaders and supporters who tend to paint themselves blue is reportedly a rabid fan of both the president and vice president, and seems to listen very closely to what Donald Trump has to say. more
Bernard Baruch — the New York City philanthropist to whom Baruch College in Manhattan is named for — once advised all of us to “vote for the man who promises least” because “he will be the least disappointing.” more
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