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Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

BY MAX BURBANK Valentine’s Day is about a week away, and it’s going to go badly for you. Sorry to be a “downer,” but I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, or at least strongly suspect, am I? The preponderance of research I pretend to have read reveals that Valentine’s Day ends up […]

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: A Peek at Next Week’s Address

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: A Peek at Next Week’s Address

BY MAX BURBANK | On January 30, Donald J. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Address — unless he doesn’t. He’s not legally required to, and it’s not like he gets what laws are, right? He loves not doing things other president have done; no Kennedy Center Honors, no White House Correspondents’ […]

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All-Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All-Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

BY MAX BURBANK | Breaking News! Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” ignites a media firestorm and turns Washington, DC on its head with the release of his scathing, tell-all indictment of a pathological Liar-in-Chief surrounded by la- la-la-la-la, etc. Well, it’s all crap. I don’t mean the book is inaccurate. It’s dead-on. I just mean A) […]

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

Resolutions for the Rage-Filled Screaming Set

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re anything like me, right about now you’re thinking, “What? How can it be almost New Year’s again? Didn’t we just have one?” If you’re really like me, you’ve also missed another meeting with your parole officer and you’re crouched down under your work desk, sipping off-brand booze out of […]

It’s Time to Enroll in an Affordable Care Act Health Plan

BY LIZ KRUEGER | It would be an understatement to say that the 2018 Affordable Care Act open enrollment period began under a dark cloud of uncertainty. With the Trump administration regularly declaring that the ACA marketplace is imploding, gutting enrollment funding, and slashing cost-sharing subsidies, it is understandable that Americans have reservations about purchasing […]

Happy Holidays From The Moral High Ground

Happy Holidays From The Moral High Ground

BY MAX BURBANK | At this festive time of year, I find myself wondering just how certain major power players square their moral values with the widely accepted standards embodied in the Christmas classics. Does Mitch McConnell figure Mr. Potter’s big mistake in “It’s a Wonderful Life” was not running for Senate and using raw […]

The Year of Living Trumpishly

The Year of Living Trumpishly

BY MAX BURBANK | Here’s a kind of interesting thought I think you’ll enjoy: In preparing to write a column on Donald Trump’s first year in office (well, since his election), I was reminded of that time back in 2004 when the History News Network surveyed 415 prominent historians asking who the worst president in […]

Constitutional Convention Will Expand Voter Participation

Constitutional Convention Will Expand Voter Participation

BY RACHEL BLOOM | When looking at the extremely low voter turnout for New York City’s recent primary election, one wouldn’t know that city residents were deciding who would run for mayor this year. It is clear that New York needs to do more to encourage voter participation and competitive elections. While the need is […]

Why Tenants Should Vote No on a Constitutional Convention

Why Tenants Should Vote No on a Constitutional Convention

BY MICHAEL MCKEE | Every 20 years, the New York State Constitution mandates a statewide vote on whether to convene a convention to consider amending it. On Nov. 7, New Yorkers will vote yes or no. This measure, on the back of the ballot, is more important than anything on the front. Tenants Political Action […]

Not the Time for a Constitutional Convention

Not the Time for a Constitutional Convention

BY NATHAN RILEY | Vote against the constitutional convention this November. The most basic reason: it is scarcely a year since Bernie Sanders showed that a resurgent left wants sweeping reforms, but babies must crawl before they can walk. The relationship among varying factions of the Democratic coalition remains strained, with many Dems still viewing Sanders […]

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