Can Republicans Score a Comeback in the Northeast?

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Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)Before the 2016 election, left-leaning pundits often discussed the so-called “Blue Wall,” a collection of states totaling over 230 electoral votes which had voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 1988.Read Full Article » Source

Democrats are set to leave immigrants in the lurch again

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The House may soon vote on Democrats’ $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation bill, with provisions to shield undocumented immigrants living in the US from deportation and relieve long visa backlogs. But like many of the immigration proposals from the last few decades, these new, critical immigration fixes appear unlikely to actually become law. So why is…

When Confidence in Our Institutions Collapses

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Sometimes, stories that appear unrelated share common foundations and have cumulative effects, far more serious than any one does individually. Highlighting these common features tells us something profound about our society and its troubles. That’s the case with four stories over the past few days. The first two involve police. One concerns a New York…

Letter to the Editor: Vote Out Claudia Tenney

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April 5, 1987.  A day that will live in infamy if you live in the Mohawk Valley.  On that date, the Schoharie Creek Bridge on the Thruway collapsed killing 10 people after a spring...

The Voting Rights Fight Isn’t Only About Black Voters

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Keith Magee, on the 56th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, writes that perhaps many Latinx, Asians, Native Americans and Whites hear the name John Lewis -- a Black icon -- and think that this is only a fight about Black American voters. If that's the case, they are sadly mistaken.Read Full Article »…

Patience with the unvaccinated is out, vaccine mandates are in

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On Friday, a number of companies threw up their hands and declared that they were going to require vaccination for employees. As The New York Times reported, the list of companies slapping down a mandate included some big names. Names like Walmart and Disney. Those are two names that could be especially fun for certain…

Help Brindisi Decide to Impeach

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It appears as though many Republicans in the 22nd Congressional District have been calling on Representative Brindisi to vote against Impeachment of President Trump. A phone calling campaign was begun by Forward Mohawk Valley...

John E. Creedon P.B.A Endorses Michael Gentile for Utica Council Person At-Large

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Utica: Michael Gentile has received the endorsement of the John E. Creedon Police Benevolent Association which represents the fine men and women of the Utica Police Department, in his bid to win a seat...

Biden proposes strengthening Buy American rules to boost US manufacturing

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Samuel Corum/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. President walks across the South Lawn to the White House on July 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. The President is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) CNN —   President Joe Biden on Wednesday…

Unshackle Upstate Delivers a Simple Message to Albany: No New Taxes

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Statement attributable to Greg Biryla, Unshackle Upstate executive director   Note: Today, Unshackle Upstate submitted written testimony to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Taxes. That testimony can be viewed here. “New York’s high tax burden continues to...