Politics

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Letters

Romney would have privatized Sandy relief

Hurricane Sandy, “the perfect storm,” showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the imminent arrival of Sandy ruffled our hair, our president was making arrangements for the emergency relief of those who would be the possible victims. Comments (9).
Fresh Meadows

Lancman announces run for City Council

After losing in a Democratic primary to U.S. Rep.-elect Grace Meng in June and declining to seek re-election in the state Assembly, Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) announced Monday he was shifting his focus to a run for the City Council. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Cartoon

Tip of the week

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Jackson Heights

Queens residents helped Obama win swing states

Doug Forand, of the political consulting firm Red Horse Strategies, told a New Visions Democratic Club meeting last Thursday that grassroots strategies and organizing kept President Barack Obama in office and helped many Democrats keep or maintain office on Election Day. Comments (1).
Political Action

Hurricane Sandy provided boon to Obama during election

Here in New York and other areas, the election process took a heavy toll on the results. This year, more than in the past, the concept of early voting, absentee ballots, affidavit ballots and late registration played a major role in casting ballots. Comment.
Editorial

GOP Ignored Latino Vote

The re-election of President Barack Obama should serve as a wake-up call for the Republican Party, but it won’t. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Howard Beach

Dems get shaky Senate win

Democrats suffered a blow in their attempt to secure the state Senate Tuesday when Sen.-elect Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) announced that he would be caucusing with the Republicans. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Columnist hopes civil discourse will follow election

Let us, on both sides, lay aside all arrogance. Let us not, on either side, claim that we have already discovered the truth. Let us seek it together as something which is known to neither of us. For then only may we seek it, lovingly and tranquilly, if there is no bold presumption that it is already discovered and possessed.” Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Jackson Heights

Romney alienated Latinos: Pols

After President Barack Obama received record support from the Hispanic population during his re-election last week, Queens’ Hispanic legislators said it was the Republican Party’s hard-line stance against immigration reform that lost challenger Mitt Romney the vote. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Little Neck

Israel welcomed to ranks of Queens politicians

With his victory in the election, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) secured himself a spot as one of Queens’ new lawmakers. Comment.

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