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 is 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.
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Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 - The Democratic penchant for forming circular firing squads is well-known and it is showing not only in the House of Representatives, but in the New York State legislature.
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 - It seems absurd that we will have to use our collective might to lobby the legislature and the governor to give us the right to die. I have seen polls on the issue where support for an individual’s right to die with dignity is overwhelming.
Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 - Now it is four years later and Bernie is 77. Some people might hold that against him, objecting to the fact that, after two terms, he would be in his mid-80s. That means that his vice presidential pick is going to be very important, what with the statistics leaning against Bernie.
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 - The newly empowered Democrats in the state Senate miscalculated and as a result, Amazon pulled out of the deal of the century.
Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 - Many believed, and maybe the governor did, too, that the Senate Democrats would forever be beholden to Cuomo for having delivered them from the political bondage that they had to endure for so long.
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 - Glick is the chair of the Committee on Higher Education in the Assembly and she seems a little ticked off about a tuition assistance program that she believes doesn’t live up to its promises.
Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019 - So, when you consider all of what has happened in the few short weeks since the Democrats took power, you have a real revolution.
Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019 - Even if the weather doesn’t live up to the advance hype, it is still possible for the politicians to be held responsible. I mean, someone has to take the blame, right?
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 - So if a judge declares that the so-called commission exceeded its authority to set limits on outside income and the commission didn’t have the right to take their lulus away, will Boss Heastie and his counterparts in the Senate have to give their newly elevated salaries back?
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 - Andrew Cuomo is in his third term as governor. He is sort of boxed in. He can run for a fourth term, he can run for president OR he can run for vice president, but, like in the case of the senior prom, you’ve got to be asked.
Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019 - To attempt an impeachment now will just create a firestorm among the Trump true believers that will last for decades.
Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019 - Obviously, beginning in 1960, the Supreme Court thought that freedom of the press was so important that, while someone might be hurt by the ruling, it was nonetheless worth it.