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"Now is the Time to Deliver"

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 11:27 AM

Last night in his address to Congress, President Obama made a clear and convincing case for reforming our broken healthcare system. He laid out a plan that would protect those who have insurance and provide tax credits for those who don't. And he pledged to cut spending and raise...

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Felder Falls Short: NYC Needs a Public Advocate

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 12:12 PM


For less than $3 million a year, New Yorkers get a tremendous bang for their buck, and then some, from the Office of the Public Advocate. Here's a sampling of the many things that have happened as a result of the work of the Public Advocate's office:

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Bloomberg And Quinn Cripple The City Watchdog

(4) Comments | Posted June 23, 2009 | 3:33 PM

Last October, as the City Council prepared to ignore the will of the people and pass legislation that would allow Mayor Bloomberg to seek a third term, I argued that a public referendum is the only appropriate way to change term limits. I stood in direct opposition to...

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Governor Jindal, Governor Sanford... Mayor Bloomberg?

(32) Comments | Posted March 9, 2009 | 12:43 PM

President Obama's stimulus package is expected to bring billions of dollars into New York City at a time when we desperately need it. Included in this package is a provision that will suspend the limit on how long able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS) can receive food stamps through September 30,...

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