There are a lot of things going on in the local government and political community that are worth reporting on and analyzing but for at least this week I’m going to offer up for your consideration comments about how some politicians are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
When Donald (“I alone can fix it”) Trump told us recently that he takes no responsibility at all, he wasn’t telling us something new, but at least we now have it on tape. He has fought and belittled people who by training and education are qualified to lead and instead has surrounded himself with bootlickers who have checked their brains and morals at the door for the glory of working in the Trump White House. Continue reading
Welcome to the unofficial end of summer! The time when campaigns begin to ramp up activities and a sense of urgency starts to develop.
Here are some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets for the beginning of September: Continue reading
Donald Trump last week once again told the world that he is willing to break the law. Evil doers around the world smirked. Republicans throughout the United States mostly observed the latest instance of Trump’s above-the-law attitude in silence.
As Paul Simon sang, “Fools” said I, “You do not know Silence like a cancer grows…” Continue reading
The year 2019 really seems like a strange one in local politics. The state Election Law changes, which shifted the political calendar, seem to make everything a bit off kilter.
A June primary schedule is not new in New York. Such was the case for many years until the early 1970’s, when Albany changed things to set up a September primary. That, of course, means that practically no one involved in local politics today has any history about the rhythm of what an early summer primary means. Continue reading
You are looking at the future of journalism. Okay, I’m exaggerating – a lot. This humble blog is just a humble blog.
But take a few minutes to consider how you, personally, gather information you need or want about the region, the country and the world. More and more, we all have created or are creating our own individual versions of “the news.” Continue reading
I would like to thank all the subscribers and readers of Politics and Other Stuff for another great year. Your continued interest in the blog is much appreciated.
We certainly live in interesting times, and 2017 has been an incredibly eventful year. 2018 may prove to be even more challenging.
I have worked hard to deliver on my original intent for the blog: to stimulate thought and discussion on public issues and to provide useful information to the readers. I know that my Democratic leanings are something that occasionally bothers my Republican and other conservative oriented viewers, but they have nonetheless remained subscribers. Subscriptions have continued to grow. Thank you!
The blog will be on a break next week and will return after the New Year. For those who haven’t read it before, or who may want to read it again, here’s a link to a heart-warming Christmas story written by Steve Banko.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!