Warren’s Campaigning on the Issues; It’s the Right Approach
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — December 1, 2019 — The dominant ideas of the 2020 presidential race are emerging, especially in the Democratic primary contest. Unexpectedly, the intellectualism of Elizabeth Warren has come to define the politics of the campaign, much to her credit. Candidates, pundits, and voters are caught up in the debates about her proposals. Good or bad, right or …

Richard BrodskyWarren’s Campaigning on the Issues; It’s the Right Approach
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As American as Baseball, Mom and Corporate Welfare
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — November 27, 2019 — I’m not a big fan of the billion-dollar bailouts that we hand out to rich and powerful corporations like candy. They’re bad economics. They don’t work. They don’t enrich anyone but the corporations. But I do support moving swiftly and smartly to assure the survival of the four minor-league teams that just …

Richard BrodskyAs American as Baseball, Mom and Corporate Welfare
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In the End, Bloomberg’s Just Another Self-serving Billionaire
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — November 18, 2019 — It is sometimes necessary to rank our billionaires. Mike Bloomberg is considerably richer, smarter and nicer than Leon Cooperman. Cooperman’s dyspeptic outbursts at Elizabeth Warren and her billionaire’s tax illuminated how out of touch and smug are some of our 1 percenters. He will continue to be the poster child for what’s …

Richard BrodskyIn the End, Bloomberg’s Just Another Self-serving Billionaire
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Bellyaching Billionaires Fan Flames Of Left-Wing Populism
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — November 11, 2019 — It is instructive and appalling to listen to the whining of billionaires as their power and greed are challenged by Elizabeth Warren. They are adding daily to a long history of tone-deaf and politically inept responses to real economic populism. We’re headed back in time to when the super rich were politically …

Richard BrodskyBellyaching Billionaires Fan Flames Of Left-Wing Populism
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On Political Ads, Twitter and Facebook Both Have It Wrong 
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — November 4, 2019 — I have bad news. This column, for all its shortcomings, may soon be your only source of political advocacy and persuasion. Centuries of robust political debate, the heart of American democracy, are about to be killed off by a couple of mega corporations who now run our lives. The two bad boys …

Richard BrodskyOn Political Ads, Twitter and Facebook Both Have It Wrong 
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Elizabeth Warren Gets It: It’s The Economy, Comrade 
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — October 22, 2019 — One casualty of the erosion of the language of politics are the fulsome attacks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a “socialist.” It first came from Wall Street billionaires and their minions predicting “President Warren declares ‘socialism now, socialism tomorrow, socialism forever.’” A Republican Congressman calls her a “national socialist,” hinting at a …

Richard BrodskyElizabeth Warren Gets It: It’s The Economy, Comrade 
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Impeachment’s Political Questions Aren’t Easy To Answer
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — October 17, 2019 — The legal track on impeachment is colliding with the political track. The legal track is relatively straightforward. An investigation is underway to determine facts. The White House may or may not cooperate but there are witnesses being heard and documents being reviewed. At the same time a discussion is underway as to …

Richard BrodskyImpeachment’s Political Questions Aren’t Easy To Answer
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Trump a Threat to Preservation of American Democracy
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — October 7, 2019 — “Shoot them in the legs.” “Spy.” “Treason.” “Enemy.” “Chosen One.” “Civil War.” The litany of bizarre and inflammatory statements from President Donald Trump gets worse and worse. Whether they are intentional tactics, or emotional outbursts, they are profoundly troubling. Are they impeachable? Are they high crimes and misdemeanors? Here’s where lawyers reach …

Richard BrodskyTrump a Threat to Preservation of American Democracy
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In Impeachment Inquiry A Fair And Open Process Is Key
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — October 2, 2019 — Two initial and saddening observations emerge from the frenzy surrounding the whistleblower revelations. Many of the people calling for President Donald Trump’s removal want him out of office for reasons having nothing to do with the gravity of the specific allegations. Many of the people dismissing the complaint and the impeachment inquiry …

Richard BrodskyIn Impeachment Inquiry A Fair And Open Process Is Key
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It’s Cuomo vs. the Senecas, with the Thruway as Hostage
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — September 3, 2019 — No governor of recent vintage has been successful in navigating the law and politics of Native American nations. That’s less a criticism than an acknowledgement of reality. The combination of competitive sovereignty, federal law and big money have left us with serial crises and bad policies. For example, New York’s rush to build …

Richard BrodskyIt’s Cuomo vs. the Senecas, with the Thruway as Hostage
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