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Worst Are Those Who Have Eyes That Work & Cannot See

You should know that election time is right around the corner, and soon enough, you will find volunteers knocking on your doors to collect signatures, and asking for your cooperation to help their candidates qualify to appear on the ballot.
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Gone With The Wind

You should know that since the New York State Democratic Convention has come to an end, the expectations and aspirations of New York's minority community are gone with the wind....
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The War On Women At The New York Times

You should know that for the past few years, the so-called "War on Women" expression has been used whenever possible as the vanguard of the liberal cause. ...
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What Real Campaign Reform Should Be

You should know that soon I will be organizing a press conference together with many religious and Hispanic ministers to start a movement in which our minority community should be educated in regards to campaign finance reform. Leaders of both parties, Democrat and Republican, will be invited to join us. ...
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Transparency In New York State's Government

You should know that it has come to my attention that Senate YouTube clips are no longer easily available to be viewed by my constituents and other residents of New York State, and I would like to question the legality of this change....
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A Victory For The Conservatives Of America

You should know that on Monday May 5, 2014, the Unites States Supreme Court of America ruled in favor of a case established by a small town called Greece in upstate New York. This case was known as “The Case of the Town of Greece v. Galloway,” and it was in regards to prayers offered at public legislative meetings....
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A Real Travesty Of Justice

You should know that the people of Bronx, especially those residing in the area of South Bronx which is covered by the 41st Police Precinct, will soon see their crime statistics going up costing their property and car insurance premiums to also go up....
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It Is Wrong. It Is Evil. It Will Not Work.

You should know that according to some news reports, there is a movement afoot in Albany to break up the IDC-Republican Senate Coalition, which serves as the existing alliance that controls the New York State Senate. ...
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The Rebirth Of Bronx

You should know that on Monday, April 28th, the New York State Senate – in a Resolution introduced by Senator Jeff Klein – recognized and honored the County of Bronx for the second year in a row. Under the coordination of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Senator Jeff Klein, the Bronx has become a hot topic in Albany....
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God Hates Ugly - What About COLA?

The New York State 2014-2015 Budget is due on April 1st, and one more year will go by when the most dedicated, hard working people in the State will once again be ignored....
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Senator Ruben Diaz To Celebrate The First “Abrazo Bangladesh In New York”

New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with New York State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, will celebrate the First “Abrazo Bangladesh in New York.”...
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Time To Bring Sen. Jeff Klein & The IDC Back

You should know there is an old saying that you should be careful what you wish for because you might just get it....
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There's No Place Like Home

You should know that on March 3, 2014, New York Daily News columnist Greg B. Smith wrote a column titled:...
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All for One And One For All

You should know that on March 4, 2014, Albany experienced one of its best moments....
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Senator Pushes State Mandated Parent Class

Bronx Senator Ruben Diaz is sponsoring a bill that would mandate parents take state certified classes or else their child won't move on to the 7th grade. ...
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Let Students Come To Albany

You should know that Albany is the place where New Yorkers come to let our government know how strongly people feel about any number of issues. Groups come to Albany to lobby on behalf of senior citizens, the DREAM ACT, Earth Day, organized labor, tenants, the gay agenda, Catholic values, libraries, farmers, nurses, etc....
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Bronx Congressman Proposes Law Mandating ‘Kill Switches’ In Smartphones

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is putting pressure on mobile phone companies to install kill switches in devices in an effort to put an end to what he calls an “epidemic of violent smartphone thefts.”...
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The Punishment Does Not Fix The Crime

You should know that I am no fan of Governor Andrew Cuomo. For many years, he and I have publicly disagreed on a number of serious issues, including abortion, traditional marriage, funding for senior citizens and less fortunate New Yorkers, and the urgency of the DREAM Act....
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I Told You So

As you know, the latest hot potato in our political world here in Albany is the leap of faith just taken by Democratic Senator Tony Avella from Queens, New York to abandon the every-day weakening Democratic Conference and jump to the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) led by Senator Jeffrey Klein from Bronx. ...
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Protecting Playgrounds From Gun Violence

Two Bronx Democrats are looking to increase the penalty for shooting a child up to 10-years-old after a toddler in Bronx was shot in the arm while with his family in a park late last summer....
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BP Diaz Unveils His Office's New Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade.
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.
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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.
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The New York In China Center Leads The US "New Majority Alliance" Delegation To China

With the support of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, the New York in China Center has been invited by the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce to lead the US "New Majority Alliance" delegation in visits to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai from September 8th to 17th.
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Bronx Council Candidate Corners Beauty Salon Vote

Juana Blanco, owner of the Continental Beauty Salon in Fordham Heights, is not interested in politics. She lets pretty much anyone post signs on the salon window, including the campaign poster for councilman hopeful Randy Abreu.

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Raymond J. Keating

Raymond J. Keating is the editor and publisher of the Keating Reports, which operates the Long Island Sentinel. He is a writer, commentator and economist, who wrote a column for Newsday for more than a decade, and is now a columnist with Long Island Business News and Dolan Media Company. The views expressed by Keating are strictly his own.