Ed Koch Commentary: The Flatter Tax By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  I don’t believe class conflict is harmful to our country, as long as it is limited to elections.  It is also helpful if the charges made by both sides in this conflict are factually correct.  The Republicans are the party of the wealthy.  Its membership, however, is made up primarily of people who do not fit that description and …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: The Flatter Tax By EDWARD I. KOCH

Current Commentary: New York Times Tilts News On Taxes, Again By LARRY M. ELKIN

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When you read a liberal-leaning paper like The New York Times, you have to expect the opinion pieces to tilt a bit to the left. So I was not surprised recently when a Times writer referred to the treatment of a well-established form of executive compensation as an “obscure” provision “buried in the tax code” that “will deprive the federal …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: New York Times Tilts News On Taxes, Again By LARRY M. ELKIN

Ed Koch Commentary: Interesting Court Decisions By EDWARD IRVING KOCH

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A really interesting decision of a federal appeals court in Atlanta, Georgia, was reported in the Times of December 28, 2011.  An employee at a Tyson chicken plant sued the company alleging racial discrimination and seeking damages for the act of a plant manager who “called adult black men working there ‘boy’” The Appeals Court, in a 2-to-1 decision, initially overturned …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Stop the Great Bank Heist By ED KOCH

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A New York Times editorial of November 9, 2011 sounded the alarm concerning what I would refer to as the Great Bank Heist.  The robbery, however, is not of the banks, but by them, with the Obama administration, I regret to say, helping them, in effect, to rob the public.  Banks and the government are intent on reducing the liability …

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Current Commentary: Corzine Gets Into Another Wreck By LARRY M. ELKIN

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Europe’s debt crisis is being blamed for MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s bankruptcy filing yesterday, but the real culprit is hubris – specifically, Jon Corzine’s hubris. Bad things tend to happen in the vicinity of Corzine, a former New Jersey governor who became MF Global’s chief executive in March 2010. He sharply increased the company’s exposure to risk with a big …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Corzine Gets Into Another Wreck By LARRY M. ELKIN

Eye on Theatre: Betty Buckley Triumphant By JOHN SIMON

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Cover of Betty Buckley Appearing at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Regency, one of our best night clubs, is Betty Buckley, one of our best chanteuses. You would only be able to catch her this week, which may be impossible, but make a mental note to catch her the next time she appears, there or anywhere else. Of course, “chanteuse” does …

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Ed Koch: Commentary What If? By ED KOCH

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Last Saturday, The New York Times published an extensive article by Richard Perez-Pena headlined “Koch and N.Y.U. Clash Over Terrorism Report.”  The article stated, “The report, focusing on three high-profile cases, accuses law enforcement agencies of luring young Muslim men into violent plots and makes broad assertions that the government stigmatizes Muslims.  The charge is nothing new; defendants in many …

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Ed Koch Commentary: If This Be Class Warfare, So Be It By ED KOCH

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On October 8th, The New York Times ran an article on the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.  The report described a battle near the border of Pakistan.  “Soon insurgents near the border were firing on four Afghan American out posts simultaneously – a coordinated barrage and assault that included dozens of 107 millimeter rockets, and at one post, …

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Ed Koch Commentary The Obama Administration Should Not Be Impeded By the City and State From Implementing Its Program to Deport Criminal Illegal and Legal Aliens By ED KOCH

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Saturday morning, while lying in bed reading The New York Times of October 1, I read an article that caused me great concern.  The article began, “In a significant reversal, the Bloomberg administration said Friday that it would support a City Council bill that would hamper federal authorities’ ability to detain, and eventually deport, foreign-born inmates on Rikers Island who …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary The Obama Administration Should Not Be Impeded By the City and State From Implementing Its Program to Deport Criminal Illegal and Legal Aliens By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel By ED KOCH

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I attended the gathering of United Nations delegates at the New York Public Library held by President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama.  The New York Public Library is one of the most spectacular public buildings in New York City.  Many of its ornate rooms, rivaling in their own American way, the dazzling gold-finished galleries at Versailles, the residence of Louis …

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