Day: July 4, 2009

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Writing for the Future of Freedom Foundation, Sheldon Richman toes the same line of false options that the anti-Universal Health Care crowd always cite.  He says of Obama’s public health plan, “ He wants a ‘public option.’ That’s a euphemism for a government-run health-insurance program that is to provide a competitive alternative to private, for-profit […]readmore

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Commerce & Community

Senate Standoff It’s a mistake to think of the stalemate in the New York State senate as the product of mere incompetence, as if the 62 members were simply unable to create a governing quorum. This is a bona fide power struggle in which the first side that blinks will lose. From January 7 until […]readmore

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Brooklyn High Achievers Accept Awards

Councilwoman Letitia James said, “I am a proud mama today”, as she stood in anticipation of the commencement of the 2009 graduating class of Medgar Evers Preparatory High School June 26th.  Two young scholars, Dane Russell and Jeffrey Williams, stood out in their class for their high academic achievement  being named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of […]readmore

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Sun Sets and Rises on Mayoral Control

After 7 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s control of the NYC Public School System came to an unexpected end on June 30, 2009. Political chaos in the NYS Senate prevented a timely vote that would have extended or amended the state law that authorized Mayoral control of NYC public schools. On July 1, 2009, management of […]readmore