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Entries by Henry J. Stern from 05/2011

NRA's Friendly Fire

| Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

The quest for authority to deny a firearm to a potential terrorist began in the Bush administration, but such a bill was twice rejected by Congress, largely because of opposition by the NRA, one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States.

Conundrum: How Can Chronic Deficits Be Fixed?

| Posted 05.18.2011 | New York

Writing about city government is, to a large extent, writing about the mayor. The City Charter provides for a strong mayor, in direct control of the e...

Greed Rules

| Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We turn today to one of New York State's oldest oxymorons: Albany ethics. Governor Cuomo has sent an ethics package to the Senate and the Assembly, and is speaking up for it on a statewide tour.