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Brian Keeler

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New York's State Senate: A Story of Fallen Leadership and Vision

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 4:54 PM

A quick glance into the history books about New York State reveals how far our government in Albany has fallen.

Our state government, which once had the vision to build the Erie Canal, set aside the Adirondack Park as "forever wild," and connect our far-flung state by...

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Joe Bruno Guilty, NY Senate Rules Should Be Named Co-Conspirator

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 6:59 PM

Yesterday, Joe Bruno, former Republican Senate Majority Leader, was found guilty on two counts of essentially taking payola money from a business associate in return for favors and contracts. He was acquitted on five other felony charges and one where they just couldn't decide.

The details brought out...

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Maloney's "Speak-Before-You-Think" Problem?

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 1:13 PM

When I read that Carolyn Maloney repeated a racial slur a while ago as part of an anecdote she was using to slam Senator Gillibrand, I was a bit shocked at the phrase, but not altogether surprised that she spoke without really thinking it through. Let me say right off...

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Carolyn Maloney: Progressive?

(3) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 6:50 PM

When I read Joe Trippi or any one of several other of Carolyn Maloney's online supporters make the case for Maloney's impending challenge against our incumbent Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, by stating, that Maloney is a "true progressive," I am a bit skeptical.

Rather than accept those statements as fact, I...

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Gillibrand Hit Piece by the Times: A Classic Study

(70) Comments | Posted March 27, 2009 | 2:13 PM

If you were creating a Wikipedia entry for the term, "Hit Piece," you couldn't do much better than using today's New York Times offering about Senator Gillibrand's early work as a lawyer as a perfect example. They employed classic tactics. Simply put, they used quotes that do nothing but...

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I Ran for Office with Kirsten Gillibrand

(38) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 3:19 PM

First of all, I want to point out a presently recommended diary by Casey Morris on Daily Kos, and say that I agree with much of what she has said about our future junior Senator from New York.

But let me come at this from a bit of...

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