Globalism and Inequality: The Real Threats to Our Democracy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Oren M. Levin-Waldman Governance, History, International, Law, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Radio, SocioEconomics 1 Comment

For those on the right, inequality is a nonissue because gaps between the top and the bottom only serve to incentivize those at the bottom to work harder. That is, after all, how market economies work. For those on the left, inequality only illustrates how the wealthy have stolen from the poor, for which the only real answer is punitive …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanGlobalism and Inequality: The Real Threats to Our Democracy
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

An Open Letter to My Fellow Villagers Regarding the Support of Brian Keating for Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Mary Marvin Bronxville, Campaign Trail, Fire Department News, Governance, History, Law, New York State, People, Westchester County, NY 1 Comment

BRONXVILLE, NY — December 3, 2019 — Please join me on Tuesday, December 10th, in supporting Brian Keating for a five-year seat on the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners. But five people are responsible for the financial stewardship of our fire protection tax dollars of which Bronxville property owners pay approximately 35% towards the town wide $17.4 million town tax …

Mary MarvinAn Open Letter to My Fellow Villagers Regarding the Support of Brian Keating for Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Westchester’s “News & Notes’ Ho! Ho! Ho!” Edition – December 2, 2019 Edition
By MARK JEFFERS

Mark Jeffers Bedford, NY, Charity, Community, Entertainment, History, Hobbies, Holidays, House of Worship, Music, New York State, People, Radio, Westchester County, NY Leave a Comment

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —  December 2, 2019 — Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County… Just finished the holiday decorating, our Manger scene needed work, lost a few sheep, added some straw, and one of the wise men needed a bit of Elmer’s glue, but otherwise good to go, then poured myself a …

Mark JeffersWestchester’s “News & Notes’ Ho! Ho! Ho!” Edition – December 2, 2019 Edition
By MARK JEFFERS

The Sense of Faith
By BOB WEIR

Bob Weir Religion Leave a Comment

Weir Only Human FLOWER MOUND, TX — Suppose you were born blind. You had the other 4 senses, but, have never been able to grasp the concept of sight. You’ve reached the age of adulthood and throughout your young life, those around you have tried to explain what it’s like to be able to “see” the world. Yet, the idea …

Bob WeirThe Sense of Faith
By BOB WEIR

The Regularity of Irregular Diplomacy
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Tribune Campaign Trail, Governance, History, International, Law, National, People, Political Analysis, Politics Leave a Comment

If there is a “regularity” spectrum for special presidential envoys to foreign nations, I’d guess former President Jimmy Carter sits near one end and former basketball player Dennis Rodman near the other. Rudy Giuliani can go wherever you would like to put him between the two. One thing is certain about Giuliani’s representation of President Trump’s positions on Ukraine: What …

TribuneThe Regularity of Irregular Diplomacy
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Becoming Aware of State and Local Laws Specifically Related to Underage Drinking 
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Mary Marvin Bronxville, Community, Culture, Governance, History, Law, New York State, People, Police Department News 1 Comment

BRONXVILLE, NY — November 26, 2019 — Our police chief has asked me to dedicate my column this week to awareness of state and local laws relating to underage drinking as they are not widely dispersed or understood. As example, in 2008 the Westchester County Legislature passed a “Social Host” Law.  In essence, it states that any adult who knowingly …

Mary MarvinBecoming Aware of State and Local Laws Specifically Related to Underage Drinking 
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

A Day of Premeditated Rage
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Jonathan Feldstein Governance, History, International, Israel, Middle East, People, Political Analysis, Politics, White Plains, NY Leave a Comment

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — November 26, 2019 — If you heard about the Palestinian Authority’s premeditated “Day of Rage” this week, then it was probably “successful” from the perspective of being yet another hostile activity to protest and incite against Israel’s existence, perhaps conjuring up made for TV violence in which Palestinian Arab casualties draw higher ratings as Palestinian Arabs arm …

Jonathan FeldsteinA Day of Premeditated Rage
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Rhinebeck, New York – Close to Home; Far From Expected
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

Barbara Barton Sloane Community, Dutchess County NY, History, New York State, People, Travel 2 Comments

RHINEBECK, NY — Just a mere two hours from New  York City,  there is a place that perfectly embodies the charms of small town America – steeped in history, with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains and nestled in the lush rolling hills of Duchess County in scenic Hudson Valley: Rhinebeck. It’s an All-American town that was founded in 1686 …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Rhinebeck, New York – Close to Home; Far From Expected
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

Can’t Beat Him? Impeach Him!
By BOB WEIR

Bob Weir Campaign Trail, Governance, History, Political Analysis, Politics 17 Comments

Weir On Human FLOWER MOUND, TX — November 23, 2019 — Can’t beat him? Impeach him!   In my not so humble opinion, the dilemma we face as a country is the political process in which people form loyalties to one party or another and, in many cases, display more loyalty to that party than to the country they’re supposed …

Bob WeirCan’t Beat Him? Impeach Him!
By BOB WEIR

Israel’s Hail Mary to Prevent a Third Election in One Year
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Jonathan Feldstein Campaign Trail, Governance, History, Israel, Law, Middle East, People, Political Analysis, Politics Leave a Comment

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — November 21, 2019 — Barring a slim chance to form a government by the end of the day by Benny Gantz, former general and current head of Israel’s opposition Blue and White Party, Israel could be headed for an unprecedented third national election in one year. In case you missed it, Israel held national elections in April …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hail Mary to Prevent a Third Election in One Year
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN