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Gabe Pressman

Entries by Gabe Pressman

Senate Rascals Need Turning Out, But it Won't Be Easy

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 1:11 PM

There's a time-honored battle cry in politics: turn the rascals out!

In history, these words usually applied to the politicians the reformers wanted to oust. But that isn't always the easiest thing to do.

The never-ending maneuvers of both parties in the epic Battle of Albany make...

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Bloomberg's Dilemma: Soaring Pension Costs Amid Economic Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2009 | 10:54 AM

Mayor Bloomberg recognizes the problem. He calls New York City's pension system ''out of control.'' But the question is: which Bloomberg should we believe, the man who preaches fiscal restraint or the guy who gives away the store to the unions.

The Mayor blames the unions...

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The Wrong Way to Measure Education

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2009 | 9:00 PM

City Hall trumpets that test scores show New York City's 1.1 million school children are making vast strides in learning. But there are serious doubts that this is what's really happening.

It hasn't been widely publicized, but a new study of the school system by a group of scholars,...

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