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Leave it to the DA: No reason to hand Garner case to feds

Last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton took Police Commissioner William Bratton to task for suggesting that race was not a factor in the Eric Garner incident.

Yet one has to ask if race is a factor in Sharpton and others’ attempts to remove this case from its rightful jurisdiction. Because I can’t find any other justification for taking it out of the hands of Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan.

Taxpayers shouldn’t be an ATM for political campaigns

There’s an old adage, “You don’t put out a fire by dumping gasoline on it.”

Unfortunately, for many in state government, this adage has fallen on deaf ears. Campaign finance advocates are eager to tell you that New York’s elections are “broken, corroded and polluted.”

NYC industry to gov: A little help here?

New York City’s manufacturing base is hurting as much if not more than upstate’s

Staten Island GOP Assemblyman Borelli is most conservative among New York City state lawmakers

Assemblyman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) is the most conservative state lawmaker in New York City, according to the state Conservative Party, getting an 84 percent rating on votes important to the party.

To predict what will happen in Obama’s 2nd term, look at his 1st (Commentary)

During President Obama’s second term our economic problems will intensify. The president’s focus will be on wealth redistribution and entitlement increases to attain “social justice”. He will pay little heed to economic growth or deficit reduction. Obama’s conviction is that the tide of history runs in one direction — toward more government and social liberalism.