Politics Alone Can’t Re-establish Stability In Today’s World
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — August 19, 2019 — It is highly unlikely that the August doldrums of 2019 are markedly different than those of past years. We expect some kind of summer break from the tension and conflict that are now our regular portion. And memories of past summers seem to focus on iced tea and midday naps. But things …

eHeziPolitics Alone Can’t Re-establish Stability In Today’s World
By RICHARD BRODSKY

In Queens DA Contest, A Strong Signal for Democrats
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — August 13, 2019 — The easy part is the election result. Establishment Queens Borough President Melinda Katz eked out a victory over insurgent Tiffany Caban in the Democratic primary and will be the next district attorney of Queens. The hard part is figuring out what it means. Something profound is in the wind. It is ideological. …

eHeziIn Queens DA Contest, A Strong Signal for Democrats
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In Montana, A Lesson for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — August 5, 2019 — Summering in Montana has intrinsic worth: Scenery, family, climate and a break from the routine we create for ourselves. It is also an opportunity to see the world through a different set of eyes. Those eyes in Montana are cast firmly on the 2020 presidential election, to precisely the same extent as …

eHeziIn Montana, A Lesson for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
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A Thousand Small Steps Toward A More Perfect Union
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — July 29, 2019 — It’s difficult to measure legislative success. And what exactly do the 213 men and women elected to the Legislature do with their time? We read about the daily political conflicts, the big issues, and the peccadilloes, They actually obscure the daily reality of serving in the Senate and Assembly. Legislators spend most …

eHeziA Thousand Small Steps Toward A More Perfect Union
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For 2020 Campaign, The Nader Analogy Has Its Limits
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — July 22, 2019 — Ralph Nader is one smart guy who’s done a lot of good. It turns out the world is full of smart guys who have done a lot of good. Beware the downside. In Nader’s case it was a presidential campaign that elected George W. Bush. Nader’s critique of the Democrats and their candidate …

eHeziFor 2020 Campaign, The Nader Analogy Has Its Limits
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Progressives Chafe at Cuomo’s Authoritarian Streak
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — July 15, 2019 — “I am the Left.” So sayeth Andrew Cuomo. Is he? It’s a bold statement that invites scrutiny, if only because it echoes the king of France, Louis XIV, who has been forever remembered for saying, “I am the State.” That didn’t turn out well for anyone. As to Cuomo’s left-wing credentials, some …

eHeziProgressives Chafe at Cuomo’s Authoritarian Streak
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Rent Law Reforms Reflect New York’s New Normal
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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Richard Brodsky Commentary NEW YORK, NY — June 17, 2019 — The leaders of the real estate industry are in shock over the newly enacted rent law reform. “I’m in shock. Many of us in our industry are in shock,” sayeth mogul James Wacht. If there’s one thing he and his colleagues shouldn’t be suffering from, it’s shock. It takes …

eHeziRent Law Reforms Reflect New York’s New Normal
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Amid Electoral Reforms, Let’s Hang On To ‘Fusion Voting’
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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Expect voting reforms. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic majorities of the Assembly and Senate all want to do something about early voting, mail voting, automatic registration and more. Strangely, New York is something of a laggard when compared with other states in the effort to make it easier to vote. Something good is likely to happen. But. There’s growing …

eHeziAmid Electoral Reforms, Let’s Hang On To ‘Fusion Voting’
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Signs of Hope for a New York Republican Political Renewal
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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Watching the New York Republican Party dissolve into irrelevance is a mixed pleasure. For decades it has embraced a hard-right social and economic agenda that is generally anathema to New York voters. They haven’t elected a statewide candidate in 16 years, they’ve dwindled down to less than a third of the Assembly, they’ve just lost major county executive slots in the …

eHeziSigns of Hope for a New York Republican Political Renewal
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Cuomo Wins! / Loses! By Hon. RICHARD BRODSKY

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Conventional political wisdom has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo winning the Democratic Primary and the November General Election handily. The same wisdom has him badly damaged in New York and nationally. What gives? The objective measures of political success show Cuomo on a roll. He’s raised over $35 million. His opponents are starving. His poll numbers are good. Most voters …

eHeziCuomo Wins! / Loses! By Hon. RICHARD BRODSKY