Operations and Virtual Court Proceedings Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Westchester County District Attorney ANTHONY A. SCARPINO, Jr.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 6, 2020 —“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge every government system but we are finding ways to rise to those challenges in our continuing efforts to keep Westchester safe. The criminal justice system was not designed for an atmosphere in which people, including defendants, judges, witnesses, victims, court officers, juries and the public, are not …

TribuneOperations and Virtual Court Proceedings Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Westchester County District Attorney ANTHONY A. SCARPINO, Jr.

Selling Treasuries, Buying Charmin
By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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This is going to be the first economic cycle in history when people sold gold and Treasuries to buy toilet paper,” I wrote to a colleague the other day over our firm’s instant messaging system. “Haha yeah it’s weird times,” replied my colleague – who had just shared his relief at having procured “32 mega-rolls of Charmin.” Of course my …

TribuneSelling Treasuries, Buying Charmin
By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

COMMENTARY: Confronting the Questions and Challenges of a New Reality
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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ALBANY, NY — March 17, 2020 — There is no template for leadership in a time of plague. What we want from leaders may not be what is needed. Assurance, protection and cheerfulness are what we supply to children in a crisis. Truth and warning would serve us better. Nor is there a model for how to behave in our …

Richard BrodskyCOMMENTARY: Confronting the Questions and Challenges of a New Reality
By RICHARD BRODSKY

Op-Ed Addressing President Donald Trump: The Nation Needs Comprehensive Federal Action to Combat Coronavirus Now
By NYS Governor ANDREW M. CUOMO

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Dear Mr. President, The coronavirus pandemic is now upon us, and data from other countries shows us clearly where we are headed. Every country affected by this crisis has handled it on a national basis. The United States has not. State and local governments alone simply do not have the capacity or resources to do what is necessary, and we …

TribuneOp-Ed Addressing President Donald Trump: The Nation Needs Comprehensive Federal Action to Combat Coronavirus Now
By NYS Governor ANDREW M. CUOMO

Death of the Daily Press Briefing

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How the White House is Closing the Door on the Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 11, 2020 —One year since the last official White House press briefing, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published on March 11 an analysis of the Trump administration’s attempts to strategically restrict press access to the White House. Prior to ending the daily televised press briefing altogether, …

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Sometimes You Have to be Profane to be Profound. Not.
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE and HANK MILLER

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — March 6, 2020 — “I don’t need no fake-ass legislators who are allowing fear-mongering to try and go after our people,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-The Bronx). He was allegedly referring to Senate Democrats who are looking to fix the nine–week old (as of this writing) criminal justice reform law. In a deep blue state and …

TribuneSometimes You Have to be Profane to be Profound. Not.
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE and HANK MILLER

The Loser’s Limp of Liberal Policies
By BOB WEIR

Bob Weir Campaign Trail, Community, Governance, History, Law, National, Op-Ed, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Texas 11 Comments

FLOWER MOUND, TX — March 5, 2020 — When we think about the various political philosophies that govern us in some sort of rotational order it’s important to understand what these philosophies represent. If you consider yourself a conservative, you probably believe more in self-governance than submission to a hierarchical group of bureaucrats telling you how to live your life, from …

Bob WeirThe Loser’s Limp of Liberal Policies
By BOB WEIR

Governor’s Misplaced Priorities in Plain Sight as Budget Talks Continue
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I-Canandaigua) ALBANY, NY — February 28,  2020 — There are a lot of big-picture issues with our state budget process that are getting a fair amount of attention, and they should. How did the administration mismanage the Medicaid program so badly that it’s running billions of dollars in the red? How can the governor …

TribuneGovernor’s Misplaced Priorities in Plain Sight as Budget Talks Continue
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

Vote Blue No Matter Who Except You Know Who
By CLAY JONES

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YONKERS, NY — February 24, 2020 — ### Clay Jones is a self-syndicated political cartoonist whose work is distributed to newspapers and news sites across the United States and around the world. He also draws a weekly cartoon for CNN Opinion’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Clay was represented by Creators Syndicate (2000-13) until he left to start his own syndicate. His …

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By CLAY JONES

2020 Will Be a Test of America’s Integrity
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — February 24, 2020 — As I write this column Bernie Sanders has just won the Nevada caucuses by a wide margin, making him the frontrunner for the Democrat nomination for President. Although there’s still a long way to go before the party picks a nominee at the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the week of July 13th, …

Bob Weir2020 Will Be a Test of America’s Integrity
By BOB WEIR