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Sandy: One Year Later

October 29, 2013

One year ago the Northeast got slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Today, vigils abound.  Many are still without their homes rebuilt.  It hasn’t been easy for many on Staten Island or down the shore.  Sandy was a 100-year storm — the way it hit, the size of the storm, the vulnerability of the area impacted.  I [...]

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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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Cuomo’s New NY Gun Law Missed a Spot — Cops!

January 17, 2013

Apparently, no one seemed to have noticed a glaring problem with New York’s new slew of gun control laws before they passed it this week.  The part that limits magazines to hold only seven bullets failed to exempt police, whose 9mm magazine holds 15 bullets! Technically, if this isn’t fixed by March every cop in [...]

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A Decade Since 9/11

September 11, 2011

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  It was one of those terrible “where were you?” moments those who remember Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy assassination can empathize with.  We share our stories when the opportunity arises.  We still remember those who’ve given their lives in the War on Terror, especially those whose [...]

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A Ban on Flavor in New York

March 11, 2010

Ok, this whole nanny-state thing is getting freaking absurd and downright annoying.  Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a city-wide campaign against salt, which consisted of wasting money on ad campaigns telling people that salt was unhealthy.  Stupid, yes.  An annoying use of taxpayer dollars, yes.  Now, New York State assemblyman [...]

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NJ Transit: Going Nowhere Fast

March 6, 2010

Governor Chris Christie inherited a huge mess in New Jersey when he took office about six weeks ago.  Since then he’s taken an approach which has dealt with cutting large state expenditures in order to try to deal with the state’s $2.2 billion budget deficit.  His first offensive was against the pension system (which I [...]

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“Atlas” Has an Itch

October 6, 2009

Wealthy people are leaving the tax-hell of New York, while 45% of doctors would consider quitting if Obama Care were enacted.  Scary prospects for New York’s looter class and the nation as a whole, respectfully, when those who produce, create, innovate and do the hard work at the top are abused to the point of [...]

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Calling Out Incompetence is Now Racist in New York

August 22, 2009

I could hardly believe what I was reading:  New York Governor David Paterson is blaming his current political maliase on an unnamed racist cabal of media reporters bent on destroying his career.  He lumped in Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the only other black governor, as another racially-motivated target.  Finally, he came to warn the President about [...]

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Californians Vote for Fiscal Responsibility

May 20, 2009

Californians rejected a series of ballot measures yesterday that would have significantly raised their taxes so that the state could address its severe budget deficit without any major cuts in spending.  According to the liberal SFGate, the state will now be forced to “consider deeper cuts to education, public safety and health and human services.”  [...]

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Freedom Across the Fruited Plain: A Study

March 17, 2009

Freedom!!!  We love it, we cherish it, we want to spread it!  Well, of course we do, we’re Americans and (at least on this site) conservatives too. However, as Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator points out, not all states are created equal when it comes to securing people’s freedom.  She cites a George [...]

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The Answer to NY’s Budget Woes: Tax EVERYTHING!

December 17, 2008

New York Governor David Paterson is acting exactly the way Democrats do when dealing with budget issues: cut little meaningless stuff if anything at all, and make sure you get creative in raising existing taxes or by creating brand new taxes.  You’ve probably heard the details by now, but just in case here are a few new taxes [...]

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