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Entries by Dan Collins from 12/2011

Political Corruption in New York: Low Comedy and High Cost

| Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

If you look at the recent political corruption cases in New York City, you'll see certain patterns. One is consulting. Another is health care. If you want to know why the state is drowning in Medicaid bills, this is a good hint.

Donald Trump Sinks to Another New Low With Newt Gingrich

Posted 12.05.2011 | Huffington Post

I didn't think New York's contribution to the Republican primaries could get any more embarrassing. But it did. Hasn't the GOP noticed that Donald Trump is popular because he's strange and unpredictable, not because he has an interesting vision of the nation's future?

Donald Trump Hits Another New Low With Newt Gingrich Meeting

| Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

I didn't think New York's contribution to the Republican primaries could get any more embarrassing. But it did. Hasn't the GOP noticed that Trump is popular because he's strange and unpredictable, not because he has an interesting vision of the nation's future?

New York Grabs Limelight in GOP Presidential Battle

| Posted 12.15.2011 | New York

You can't say the Big Apple isn't playing a part in the Republican presidential primaries. Several roles, in fact. One of them is New York's dubious distinction of being home to Donald Trump.

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

| Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

New York's Love Affair With Andrew Cuomo

| Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

Congratulations on a big year, Gov. Cuomo. Best of luck for 2012. And from those of us in New York City - let's see a little more love.