Syracuse’s oft-quoted “Professor of Culture” Robert Thompson weighed in on MTV’s Skins controversy this morning on NPR, saying the last word we’ll ever need to hear on the subject. Thompson, whose official title is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, is notorious for his availability to Read More
State GOP Executive Director Ryan Moses, who backed Bill Weld over party-nominee John Faso, will leave his job Dec. 1 to become the director of government relations at a Syracuse-based law firm.
August 11 is the day to be in Iowa if you’re a GOP White House hopeful.
A Q poll today Read More
There are as yet no projected winners in the five most closely-watched House races in New York.
Democrats Mike Arcuri in the 24th District and Kristen Gillibrand in the 20th have jumped out to narrow early leads. Both seats have been eyed lustily by national Democrats as part of their effort to wrest the Read More
There’s been some question about whether the Green campaign has enough cash to air another ad in this, the home stretch of a race where polls have them trailing by double digits. Campaign spokesman Mark Benoit says they do, and that they will be airing this ad (which claims that Cuomo “failed to protect Read More
Compared to recent weeks of laying low, apparently for fund-raising, Jeanine Pirro’s last couple of days have made for a virtual frenzy of campaign activity. She was scheduled on Monday to meet with an editorial board, attend a woman’s luncheon appear at a mixer at the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.
Today, she’s heading Read More
The Suozzi camp released another letter to Spitzer, and once again, the subject is debates.
May 25, 2006
Dear Attorney General Spitzer:
I’m pleased that you have agreed to debate me in New York City on July 25.
Still, I have to ask: Why only one debate? And why only in New York City? Read More
The Republicans, the Times Union reports today, have a likely choice for Lieutenant Governor: former liberal Republican State Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann, who lost her Syracuse seat in a complicated three-way race a couple of years ago.
She is also, as far as I know, the only statewide candidate to have worked (if briefly) Read More
The amount of work that the state’s Service Employees International Union is doing for Andrew Cuomo continues to amaze.
Dan Rivera, a state committeeman from good old North Tonawanda, got a call yesterday around 8:30 a.m. from SEIU Local 200United in Syracuse. The man at the other end of the line was interested in Read More
strip of Third Avenue that runs between 29th and 38th streets in Manhattan is more than 1,500 miles from Club Med Cancun, but on sticky summer nights it could easily be mistaken for that spring-break frat-trap where youth is ascendant and every hour is happy hour. On almost any evening, the bars lining Read More
Our excellent Albany bureau (OK, it’s the Times’s Albany bureau, but let’s not quibble.) takes a look today at the Republican State Senate majority’s apparent decision to punish communities in Syracuse and East Harlem who committed the grave sin of electing Democratic legislators, a situation we wrote about last week.
The Times finally Read More