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Entries by Ed Koch from 01/2012

Interesting Court Decisions

| Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

I agree with the Justice Department that South Carolina's proposed picture ID requirement as a precondition to voting is not necessary. I just don't believe that fraud at the polls is a significant problem.

The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation's Oil Reserves

| Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

For whatever reasons, Congress was able to resist the pressures of the farm lobby to extend the ethanol subsidy. Now it's time for Congress to show the same intelligence and courage and end subsidies for a host of industries.

The Flatter Tax

| Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

The Mufti of Jerusalem Calls For the Murder of Jews

| Posted 01.26.2012 | New York

Will there be a Times editorial denouncing the mufti's conduct? I haven't seen any denunciatory releases from the J Street crowd in D.C. which constantly berates Israel for not being more forthcoming with concessions to the Palestinians.