Politics

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Obama Reborn: Change You Can Believe In

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky This is the guy I remember. Calm, not detached. Decisive, not timid. Smart, not brainy. Yes He Can. So where’s he been? It is a fair criticism of his last two years that he seemed […]

by · December 26, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
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Mayor de Blasio Urges Protests Pause To Mourn Fallen Officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio , in light of the recent killings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, have urged protesters to pause in their efforts for some time out of respect for the officers’ mourning family & friends. From the […]

by · December 23, 2014 · Local News, Police Affairs, Politics
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Hillary on the Cusp: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky There’s actually some deep thinking going on as 2016 presidential hopefuls configure their campaigns and their positions. The lesson of 2014 is there to be learned: It’s The Economy, Stupid. Some will learn the lesson. […]

by · December 15, 2014 · Domestic News, Editorials, Politics
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Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky, used with permission. The tea party and the hard right have made it easy to dismiss their side of the national debate about American liberty. It’s often hard to see through the birthers, the Obama-as-socialist […]

by · December 8, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
The Presidential Executive Order; What is it?

The Presidential Executive Order; What is it?

Can a President “write law” when it is the job of The Congress? According to Wikipedia, Executive orders are made to help agencies of the Executive Branch of Government, manage their operations. Executive orders generally deal with internal affairs of […]

by · November 24, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
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NYC LGBT Political Clubs meet to discuss agendas for 2015 and 2016

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, the leaders and members from the major New York City LGBT political clubs met jointly at the LGBT Center in Manhattan to discuss the results of the 2014 election, issues and strategies for the 2015 […]

Matt Osborn, RONXITE, casting his first vote Novenber, 2014

A Bronxite’s First Vote: Matt Osborn

On November 4, 2014 Matt Osborn, a young Bronxite, cast his first vote as a person who just turned 18 years of age. This was a great milestone for a person whose roots are in the Bronx, who takes a […]

Republican Chaos or Representative Democracy?

Republican Chaos or Representative Democracy?

Chaos abounds!  Or does it? Wow!. Aren’t u surprised New York!?. We are a Democratic City in a Republican State Majority! Almost a microcosm mirror image of America today, when looking at the National level. We are Republican and Democrat […]

by · November 10, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Map showing states that went Blue or Red in Senate races on Election Day

Election Day: Red Electeds, Blue Issues.

After pondering the results from Tuesday both here in New York State and nationwide I feel that it is a mixed bag. On Wednesday I felt down as I often do when elections do not go as I had hoped. […]

by · November 9, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
The Pelham Grand

Pelham Grand: Good Vibes

On November 6, 2014 the Community Advisory Council for the Pelham Grand met at the Pelham Grand. Agency staff, community members and residents were present and there was full and open participation by all. The community was represented by Board […]

Wait ’til Next Year: Why the Democrats Are Poised to Recover in 2016

Wait ’til Next Year: Why the Democrats Are Poised to Recover in 2016

Post By Columnist Richard Brodsky The results were brutal, but expected and not out of line with other second-term midterm elections. That being said, there are a few silver linings that bode well for Dems and progressives. Republicans Won’t Like […]

by · November 6, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Judge John Barone. Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj celebrating their victories

Incumbents Romp To Victory: Two New Assembly Members

The 2014 election is now history at least in The Bronx. All incumbent members of Congress who represent parts of The Bronx were re-elected.  Those re-elected include Congressmen Charles Rangel, Congressman Eliot Engel, Congressman Jose Serrano and Congressman Joseph Crowley. […]

by · November 5, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
Today is Election Day:  Go Vote!

Today is Election Day: Go Vote!

A friendly reminder from The Bronx Chronicle: If you haven’t already, make sure to take part in our democratic process and VOTE. If you’re not sure where you should be voting, you can enter your address here to find out: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/voters/where.shtml […]

by · November 4, 2014 · Announcements, Local News, Politics
Today is Election Day: Multiple Parties; Confused, Bothered and Bewildered?

Today is Election Day: Multiple Parties; Confused, Bothered and Bewildered?

As you vote and look at the many possible political parties and candidates for everything from Governor to local races to judgeships it can be very confusing.Very!! These are just some of the parties which are on the ballot: Democratic, Republican, […]

by · November 4, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
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Election Day is November 4: NY State Assembly

On Tuesday we will be voting for the most basic and local representative to our NYS government: our New York State Assembly Members. Each one provides direct services to his or her constituency. Each one votes in Albany for legislation […]

by · November 2, 2014 · Editorials, Politics