Ed Koch Commentary: Thoughts on Immigration from a Liberal With Sanity By ED KOCH

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Those who support amnesty for illegal aliens and want to provide them with “a path to citizenship” are engaged in a new effort to make those goals a reality before the next election.  President Obama is leading the way.  He deserves credit for keeping his word to support programs that would safeguard our borders, while making clear he intends to …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Thoughts on Immigration from a Liberal With Sanity By ED KOCH

Eye on Theatre: Curtains By John Simon

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John Kander and the late Fred Ebb are one of the great musical-comedy writing teams, counting among their frequent successes Cabaret, Woman of the Year, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, as well as the official anthem of the Big Apple, “New York, New York.”

eHeziEye on Theatre: Curtains By John Simon

Eye on Theatre: Outcry By John Simon

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The outbreak of a dread disease is a terrible thing; of an unknown one, even more so. When what came to be known as AIDS started killing homosexuals, Larry Kramer was the one who sprung to action. Not only a terrific activist, but also, it turns out, a powerful dramatist. The Normal Heart was stirring when it opened at the …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Outcry By John Simon

Sounds of Blue: Melvin Sparks-Hassan RIP “An Extremely Versatile Guitarist” By Bob Putignano

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<<< Bob Putignano Westchester Country (Mount Vernon) Recording Artist Passes Along with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad and others, one could say that Melvin Sparks was one of the originators of Soul-Funk-Jazz, and R&B music, utilizing his Grant Green like guitar style, Sparks recorded and toured on a solid bunch of soul-jazz and organ combo …

eHeziSounds of Blue: Melvin Sparks-Hassan RIP “An Extremely Versatile Guitarist” By Bob Putignano

Current Commentary: Southwest’s Lesson: Inspections May Not Be Enough By Larry M. Elkin

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Federal authorities and independent aviation experts are assuring travelers that last week’s emergency aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 812 was an isolated event, which can be addressed with newly ordered inspections of some Boeing 737s. I have serious doubts about that.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Southwest’s Lesson: Inspections May Not Be Enough By Larry M. Elkin

Ed Koch Commentary: Energy and A Needed Czar By Ed Koch

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Like many other Americans, I simply do not believe the statements our government makes to calm us down during a catastrophe. I can understand and accept — and believe others can as well — the  government not telling us all it knows.  There are a  host of reasons for keeping secrets, security of the nation being the primary one.  But, we …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Energy and A Needed Czar By Ed Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Revolution is Apparently the Order of the Day By Ed Koch

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I’m back in the office after a 16-day cruise on the "Crystal Symphony."  We sailed north from Buenos Aires, stopping in Rio de Janeiro, Devil’s Island, French Guiana, Bridgetown, Barbados, Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and departed the ship in Miami.  (We weren’t able to leave the ship at Devil’s Island due to turbulent waters.)  Preceding the …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Revolution is Apparently the Order of the Day By Ed Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Should Hearings be Held on the Alleged Radicalization of the American Muslim Community and Homegrown Terrorism? By Ed Koch

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As a result of the November election, in which Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, Congressman Peter King is the new Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.  I have no doubt that Peter King, who represents the 3rd Congressional District on Long Island, is dedicated to the security of the United States.  Indeed, believing in his special credentials, …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Should Hearings be Held on the Alleged Radicalization of the American Muslim Community and Homegrown Terrorism? By Ed Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Unfinished Business – The Great Recession By Ed Koch

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Looking back on 2010 and the Great Recession, I continue to be enraged by the lack of accountability for those who wrecked our economy and brought the U.S. to its knees.  The shocking truth is that those who did the damage are still in charge.  Many who ran Wall Street before and during the debacle are either still there making …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Unfinished Business – The Great Recession By Ed Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Resurrection By Ed Koch

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Public support for President Obama increased last week as a result of his successful negotiations with the Republicans.  He gave the Republicans what they wanted — a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and to the top one percent of taxpayers, 26.8 percent of the extended tax reductions.           

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Resurrection By Ed Koch