Friday, Nov. 21, 2014


Tabone-Smith trial to proceed as planned

A White Plains federal court judge ruled Thursday that former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone’s trial would resume with co-defendant state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis ) despite his attorney requesting an adjournment because of her pregnancy, prosecutors said. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014


Tabone’s lawyers seek adjournment in corruption trial

Too many lawyers in the courtroom may spoil the federal court date for two Queens political figures fighting corruption charges. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014


Time to shake up the political system

Now that the drama of the campaigns and the post-election analysis is finally sinking in, it seems our country — and our state — are at a crucial crossroads, a “tipping point” perhaps. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014


Give Americans a tax break for voting

In Australia, failure to provide a valid reason for not voting in an election results in a $20 fine. The percentage of people who vote in the United States in a general election is abysmally low. (Missing Voters — Times Ledger Nov. 7-13). It is even less in a primary, which in a district that is dominated by one party, the candidate who is ultimately elected may well have been so with a percentage in the teens. Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014


Avella stays with IDC

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has pledged to stay with his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference despite recent hints the breakaway group might rejoin the GOP, which regained control of the Senate. Comment.

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