Unlike Tom Reynolds new ad — a minute-long mea culpa ending with the phrase “Looking back, more should have been done, and for that, I’m sorry” — Pirro is not apologizing for her mess.
Instead, she continues her seemless transformation from accused to accuser.
“It’s time for this investigation into my personal life to Read More
By now, Americans should know that when Republican Congressional leaders talk about “family values,” they mean the values of the Soprano family. Like the mobsters on HBO, the Republicans rat each other out when things get sticky—and they, too, have considerable difficulty in getting their stories straight.
Listening to the Capitol Hill gang explain how Read More
Remember moral clarity?
That was the most hotly advertised Republican virtue of the high Bush era, from the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to the dawn of the Iraq War on through to Campaign ’04. It was the near-mystical ability to mark enemies as evildoers, and to dismiss critics as appeasers, relativists and/or Read More
Remember moral clarity?
That was the most hotly advertised Republican virtue of the high Bush era, from the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to the dawn of the Iraq War on through to Campaign ’04. It was the near-mystical ability to mark enemies as evildoers, and to dismiss critics as appeasers, relativists Read More
The scandal surrounding Florida Rep. Mark Foley is reverberating pretty loudly in New York.
First, the seat of upstate Republican Rep. Tom Reynolds is likely to become more competitive as it becomes known that, as head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, Reynolds may have been aware Foley’s inappropriate emails a year ago. Read More
Rep. Tom Reynolds, a key supporter of the JFK Rail Link saga, picks on the dean of New York City’s delegation, Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel, for announcing he will step down if the Democrats don’t win the House. In a fundraising plea for fellow Republicans, Reynolds writes:
If Charlie Rangel does not want to Read More
The House of Representatives Friday authorized $1.75 billion from left-over Sept. 11 funds to go towards the JFK Rail Link, according to a statement from Gov. Pataki’s office. The amount falls short of the $2 billion that Gov. Pataki and other downtown boosters were seeking, but it does reflect progress: the Senate earlier authorized the Read More
A few years ago, supporters of a new train to J.F.K. Airport looked around for someone who would bring their case to the nation’s capital.
All they saw were Democrats.
They had to branch out, beyond Manhattan’s Congressional delegation and the state’s two Senators. They ended up finding their man in an unlikely place: that Read More
The New York State Democratic Party is taking John Sweeney, Tom Reynolds, Sue Kelly, Jim Walsh, and Randy Kuhl to task for voting for what they call a “weaker ethics bill,” in the House yesterday.
The bill was passed 217-213, to the dismay of the Washington Post editorial board, who wrote this about it Read More
So Tom Golisano has officially gone Republican, as per a statement posted today on his website.
The Rochester billionaire name-drops John McCain, Joe Bruno, and Tom Reynolds as pols who lobbied him to cross over, and insists that a new ballot line won’t mean new principles. In short, he says he’s still committed to Read More