Opinion

Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

It appears that Pope Francis is close to coming to an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. The Communist government recognizes only bishops within its borders who are designated by the government, but underground churches in […]

by · February 21, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View

Opinion: Teaching Black History in Our Schools

In the Gotham Gazette on Monday, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton III (D-Brooklyn) wrote an op-ed explaining why he is sponsoring legislation to mandate the teaching if Black History in NYC schools. We excerpt his opinion piece below: The Southern Poverty […]

by · February 20, 2018 · News, Opinion, Race and Culture
Vernuccio’s View: Should National Security be a Bargaining Chip?

Vernuccio’s View: Should National Security be a Bargaining Chip?

US national security and the provision of an adequate defense budget for America’s diminished armed forces (since 1991, the naval forces dropped from 546 ships to 285; the Army fell from 76 brigades to 45; and the Air Force lost […]

by · February 14, 2018 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
WYSK: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK

WYSK: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: IT IS NOT FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO AND IT IS NOT FAIR FOR DOÑA JUANA AND DON PEPE HERE IN NEW YORK By Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. You should know that the majority of Democrats in […]

Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

Cuomo’s Illegal ‘I Love NY’ Signs Flout Federal Law

ILLEGAL SIGNS DEFY LOGIC, DEFY LAWS, DEFY TAXPAYERS By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) The governor’s illegal, unnecessary, and now-infamous highway road signs are no longer merely a point of controversy. They are now costing New York millions […]

by · February 11, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

The utter confusion and ill-preparedness that was evident in the aftermath of Hawaii’s mistaken alert about an incoming North Korean missile highlighted the irresponsible and dangerous abandonment of civil defense preparedness throughout the nation. Americans who grew up during the […]

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OPINION: Charter School Day of Action

By Petra Milteer Last Tuesday, I traveled to Albany with dozens of my fellow public charter school parents. After hearing motivational words from elected officials including the Bronx’s own Assembly Member Victor Pichardo, we took to the halls of the […]

by · February 4, 2018 · Education News, Op Ed, Opinion
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Press Clips: State of the Union and other musings

Press Clips By Robert Press State of the Union Address If you are a Republican or a Bernie Sanders Democrat who voted for Donald Trump, you loved it. If you are a Democrat or number in the majority of people […]

by · February 1, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Opinion, Press Clips
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Vernuccio’s View: Oceans Under Seige

The hyperbolic  claims of some environmental extremists causes many challenges facing the planet to receive less credence than they deserve. One of the most significant of these is the pollution of the oceans. The Oceanic Society reports that “Plastic pollution is one […]

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Vernuccio’s View: America Under Threat: A New Assessment

The Department of Defense has just released its new National Defense Strategy. In essence, it formally announces that the cold war is back in full swing, with a disturbing difference: this time, U.S. enemies extend far beyond just Moscow. To add to […]

OPINION: ‘SAFE Act’ Deadline Causing Concerns Across State

OPINION: ‘SAFE Act’ Deadline Causing Concerns Across State

SAFE ACT DEADLINE CAUSING CONCERNS ACROSS NY By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) When the SAFE Act was passed in 2013, few expected its implementation to go smoothly. The secretive and offensive process by which the bill was […]

by · January 22, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that […]

by · January 16, 2018 · Immigration Issues, News, Opinion
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Vernuccio’s View: Cutting Aid to Pakistan Long Overdue

President Donald Trump’s decision to cut aid to Pakistan was long overdue. Legitimate questions had been raised in the past concerning U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan. The Islamabad government has continued to turn a blind eye towards terrorist activities within […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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New York needs to get its fiscal house in order

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) This week, Gov. Cuomo devoted a great deal of his State of the State address explaining how the newly-passed federal tax reform bill will hurt New York. If you look […]

by · January 7, 2018 · Opinion
Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

The Trump Administration is levying sanctions on Russia for violating a nuclear arms pact. It’s a response the Obama Administration failed to make. The White House move is part of its attitude of realism in dealing with international threats. Todd […]