The Art of Criticism as Taught by JOHN SIMON

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"Everybody is a critic now!" the saying goes in this day of the Internet and iCritic and YouTube postings. True criticism is a genuine art form as valid as the art it criticizes. Everybody's critical faculty can be cultivated beyond thumbs up, thumbs down, and the often-heard "I know nothing about it, but I know what I like.!" "The Art …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

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Mr. President, your supporters along with the truly independent voters believe you are an excellent speaker, logical and forthright.  Your detractors respond that your speeches lack passion and are glib.  Your speech this Thursday could be one of the most important you have ever delivered.  The following are my suggestions for what the speech should include in order for it …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary We Have the Power. A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government By ED KOCH

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Money has taken over our political system in a way that is simply horrifying.  Special interest groups in particular corporations, unions, Wall Streeters and bankers dominate our politics.  They have devastated this country economically, yet they have gotten away with it because they choose and finance our candidates for low and high public office.  We complain but do nothing about …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary We Have the Power. A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government By ED KOCH

John Murtagh Produces Initial Press Release Regarding His 201 Ethics Reform Proposalommittee

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New York Times hyperlink is NOW CORRECTED. John Murtagh has released a February 28, 2005 press released written on Yonkers City Council stationery divulging John Murtagh's proposal for an ethics committee. It mentions Mr Murtagh's co-sponsors, Richard Martinel'i name is not listed. Read the document: Clic to read the 2005 document issued by Mr. Murtagh, entitled: MURTAGH_Press_Release Ethics_&_Oversight_Comm. Also included among …

eHeziJohn Murtagh Produces Initial Press Release Regarding His 201 Ethics Reform Proposalommittee

Eye on Theatre: Not So Grim Reaper By JOHN SIMON

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<<< Death Takes a Holiday poster.Photography and idea by Geof Kern;Creative Direction by Drew Hodges, Vinny Sainato in 1934, when the Hollywood movie Death Takes a Holiday opened, the New York Times critic, Mordaunt Hall (a playwright himself), called it “a really intelligent fantasy.” It was based on a 1928 Italian play by Alberto Casella (not known for anything else), and …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Not So Grim Reaper By JOHN SIMON

Trend Alert Piigs, Presstitutes and the Global Meltdown

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KINGSTON, NY, July 13, 2011 — “Read All About It!” You couldn’t not read all about it! The media was full of reports about how happy stock market days were here again. After a stormy start, June closed and July began with US benchmark indexes racking up their biggest weekly gains in two years on good news: the US manufacturing …

eHeziTrend Alert Piigs, Presstitutes and the Global Meltdown

Honorable Ed Koch Subject of “The New York Times Close Up” Interview on NY1

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The Honorable Ed Koch will be interviewed by Sam Roberts on "The New York Times Close Up" airing on NY1 this Saturday night, June 18, at 10pm in New York City.  The show will be rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 10am.  You can watch online at www.ny1.com.

eHeziHonorable Ed Koch Subject of “The New York Times Close Up” Interview on NY1

Ed Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

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Last year, Thomas A. Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), was originally charged with a felony under the Espionage Act, a crime subject to a penalty of 35 years.  His defense, in effect, was that he was a whistleblower.  Recently, Drake was given a plea agreement of a misdemeanor with an agreement by the prosecution that …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

EXCLUSIVE: Guaranteeing Employment for the Benefit of the Friends and Family Network By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers is saddled with the largest deficit in history. Hundreds of people are slated to lose their employment, pupils will suffer a less conducive environment within which to learn, and looming tax increases diminish our ability to function as we wonder how to we will make do. There is however respite for some. The caveat is to be recognized as part …

eHeziEXCLUSIVE: Guaranteeing Employment for the Benefit of the Friends and Family Network By HEZI ARIS

Trend Alert: Arab Spring + European Summer = World Winter of Discontent By GERALD CELENTE

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KINGSTON, NY, May 25, 2011 — The biggest news this past week was not the rape accusation scandal embroiling International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. It was not President Barack Obama’s much ballyhooed Middle East speech, nor was it the historic floods devastating the Mississippi flood plain. But these were the stories that preoccupied the US press. Whereas all were …

eHeziTrend Alert: Arab Spring + European Summer = World Winter of Discontent By GERALD CELENTE