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Alan Chartock is the president and chief executive officer of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, a position he has held since 1981. He was professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz and was a professor emeritus of communications at the State University of New York; and executive publisher and project director for the Legislative Gazette, a weekly newspaper staffed by college intern reporters covering New York state government.

Articles by Alan Chartock

Alan Chartock: Get-even politics

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 - The last thing Andrew Cuomo wants is to be like Donald Trump. He needs to talk straight and only lie when he needs to.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 - It seems to me that life should be a bank. People who keep putting good works in the bank over and over again should get something back.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 2 Nov 2019 - Leigh clearly thinks that every citizen should have a voice. I believe that is her motivation — to give a voice to the town’s citizens — and not be seen as an agitator on the board. She should be supported.

Alan Chartock: Hurtful language, exclusionary quotas

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 - Andrew Cuomo got early lessons about the insidious anti-Italian prejudice that existed when his father Mario, a brilliant graduating law student, could not get a job interview with a prominent law firm in New York.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 26 Oct 2019 - Now we have a better understanding about what racing does to horses. It’s a bad idea.

Alan Chartock: The professor grades the politicians

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 - Today I am bringing myself out of professorial retirement (I am otherwise employed now) to see if I still have my tutorial chops. I will attempt to give accurate grades to our politicians.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 - It turns out I have a serious allergic response to bees or wasps or whatever it was that got me. In any case, once again, the whole event proves the benefits of having a great hospital nearby.

Alan Chartock: And in other news….

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 - This governor really cares about making a splash. The splash is so important that he doesn’t seem to care that he is mixing it up with someone who he thinks has been unfair to him.

I Publius: Remembering Michael Ballon

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 - Michael Ballon would come out in his white chef’s outfit and we would gossip about things. Make no mistake about it: he had definite opinions and sometimes we would disagree.

Alan Chartock: Feuding Democrats

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 - Sometimes Andrew Cuomo doesn’t forget old hurts. Among the things he wants to get done this year is a new law that disallows the votes for a candidate on a third party line.

Alan Chartock: Cuomo on the warpath

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 - I have been speaking with him a lot lately on the radio and I’m here to tell you the guy gets angry when he is challenged. Nothing gets by him.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 - The fact is that the people of Massachusetts, and specifically of Great Barrington, voted in statewide referendum to allow this operation. We don’t necessarily learn about the downsides until the moment of truth is upon us.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 - We are so lucky to have Fairview and its wonderful emergency room, but we will have to figure out how to do more for our local hospital.

Alan Chartock: Updating the PITA file

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 - On another subject, Andrew Cuomo is being mentioned in at least one unsubstantiated article as a possible chief of staff if Joe Biden is elected to the presidency.

Alan Chartock: When will Cuomo run for president?

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 - Of course, based on the trouble that his assistants, now in jail, got into, Andrew will have to choose very, very carefully because running for governor and president are two very different propositions.

Alan Chartock: New York Legislature for sale

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 - As for the legislators who have suggested that they are progressive and willing to do the right thing, we all know that the last thing they want is to make the system that has worked for THEM any fairer.