Ed Koch Commentary: Are We Witnessing A Greek Tragedy? By Edward I. Koch

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The debacle that resulted from President Obama's negotiations with the Republican leadership is extremely complicated.  Examining each vote and action by the Democrats in both Houses and assigning a significance to that vote and action would take the skills of a first-class investigative journalist with the resources and staff needed to do the interviewing of Democratic members of Congress and …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Are We Witnessing A Greek Tragedy? By Edward I. Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Issues to Contemplate By Edward I. Koch

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On my Friday night call-in radio show, I discuss the major news stories of the week.  Last week, topics for discussion were numerous.  In this commentary, I will discuss, in no particular order of priority, some of the highlights.

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Issues to Contemplate By Edward I. Koch

Ed Koch Commentary Are We Now a Paper Tiger Both in Fact and The Way the World Views Us? By Edward I. Koch

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Has our country reached the point when we, like so many great nations before us, are no longer the leading state of our time? The evidence of our decline is everywhere, but nowhere is it more apparent than in the way we are being treated by other countries.  Some of our allies, including Canada, Holland and Spain, have left or are …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary Are We Now a Paper Tiger Both in Fact and The Way the World Views Us? By Edward I. Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: When Will We Really Leave Afghanistan, and Why Not Tomorrow? By Edward I. Koch

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President Obama met with his NATO counterparts in Lisbon last week.  According to the November 21 New York Times, they agreed “to the goal of a phased transfer of security responsibility to the Afghan government by the end of 2014, but NATO officials acknowledged that allied forces would remain in Afghanistan at least in a support role well beyond that …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: When Will We Really Leave Afghanistan, and Why Not Tomorrow? By Edward I. Koch

New York Civic: Will Steiner Waver? By Henry J. Stern

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Unweighted by Experience, Cathie Black Seeks Waiver. Will Mayor's Wish Prevail? The prospect for the granting of a waiver to Cathie Black so she can serve as New York City's school chancellor may have dimmed a bit in the last two days. For one thing, the New York Times reported today, in an article by Winnie Hu, that the man who …

eHeziNew York Civic: Will Steiner Waver? By Henry J. Stern

Ed Koch Commentary: Canada Appears More Protective of Its Children Than Is the U.S. BY Edward I. Koch

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Protecting Our Children; Housing Mortgage Foreclosures;Deportation of Illegal Immigrants; and the Unincarcerated Wealthy Criminals According to The New York Times of October 14th,  Canada “has declared bisphenol A [BPA], a chemical widely used to create clear, hard plastics, as well as food can liners, to be a toxic substance.”  This followed Canada’s ban of BPA two years ago “in polycarbonate  bottles used by infants and children.” …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Canada Appears More Protective of Its Children Than Is the U.S. BY Edward I. Koch

Current Commentary: Keeping College Debt Under Control BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

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In good times, and especially in bad, college graduates tend to earn more money than their less-educated peers, and they have less trouble getting and keeping jobs. But does this mean that any college, at any price, is a sound financial investment? No, it does not.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: Keeping College Debt Under Control BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

Ed Koch Commentary: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold By Edward I. Koch

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Well, Winter Is Coming, So Let’s Get On With It. There is an old Chinese curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times." Today, we live in very interesting times.  Governments and individuals alike are faced with monumental issues. 

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold By Edward I. Koch

Current Commentary: Defending Privacy Against Border Defenders BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

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Interstates 89 and 91 intersect near White River Junction, Vt., about 90 miles away from the Canadian border. A mile or two farther south, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers occasionally set up roadblocks on I-91. I have been stopped several times in recent years as I drove between my homes in Vermont and New York. Each time, a uniformed …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Tolerance Must Be a Two-Way Street BY Edward I. Koch

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What should we do to deal with people like Pastor Terry Jones who threaten to burn the Koran? Having the President and other members of the administration publicly and privately plead with them, as was the case with Jones, is foolish and, indeed, counterproductive.  Never reward bad behavior.  When this current dingbat Jones is out of the limelight, we can …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Tolerance Must Be a Two-Way Street BY Edward I. Koch