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Lynne Glasner
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Lynne Glasner is a freelance editor and writer based in New York City. She has always had an interest in politics and social issues, and her work in the field of education confirmed her belief that education is both the solution and the problem. As both textbook author and blogger, her goal is not just to communicate and inform, but also to encourage consideration of alternative ways to view ideas.

As a generalist, she enjoys writing about varied subjects. She recently completed ghost writing a book about capital punishment (Jan. 09 pub. date) and has also written for HuffingtonPost, OpEdNews, Commondreams, RHRealityCheck and other web sites. Her editing experience has included subjects from big media to children's health, among other topics. She concedes that not all of the books she has been consigned to edit would have been on her reading list, but she always learned a lot in the process.

Blog Entries by Lynne Glasner

Take the Loco out of Local New York Politics: Local Issues That Matter

Posted October 29, 2010 | 19:56:38 (EST)

The din of electioneering is hard to avoid, and the in-your-face campaigns are steaming ahead toward the finish line. The media loves races that have at least one colorful, often contentious, contender. The attention has been on the colorful quotes and campaign woes of New York's Carl Paladino and the...

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Trial and Error: Houston, We've Got a Problem

Posted September 9, 2009 | 16:23:00 (EST)

In the latest example of a justice system gone awry, new evidence indicates that a Texas man who was convicted of arson and murder and executed in 2004 was likely innocent of the crime. In an odd juxtaposition of facts, Texas leads the nation in executions and exonerations.

While...

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I'll Take Manhattan - Till Death Due Us Part

Posted August 12, 2009 | 13:19:05 (EST)

In New York City, capital punishment has not often been a campaign issue. But this is New York, not Texas, and in the run for the new Manhattan district attorney, each of the candidates is quick to claim a strong anti-death penalty record.

Currently three candidates are competing for the...

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Lame Duck Prosecution: Are Nuclear Pardons in the Works?

Posted December 9, 2008 | 17:12:54 (EST)

President Bush has been curiously absent from the business of the presidency, yet his underlings state unequivocally that he will continue to exert his rights and duties as president until 11:59 a.m. on January 20. Could it be that Bush is busy writing, or should I say, rewriting his (and...

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Resetting the Table

Posted December 7, 2008 | 19:19:48 (EST)

The leftovers are gone now and we're on to the toned down holiday shopping. Many are rethinking their spending. In the spirit of thanks, I've noted several holiday parties that are requesting donations to various charities or even food banks in place of gifts of cheer. It may be a...

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Obama Takes the Reins

Posted November 5, 2008 | 16:52:16 (EST)

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule."

--Gerald Ford, 1974

When Obama took to the victory dais, that's the quote that came to mind, though it's not at all...

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Joe Is A Distraction, Not A Plumber

Posted October 17, 2008 | 15:28:07 (EST)

Turns out that Joe the Plumber is McCain's October surprise -- the new Willie Horton, and perhaps the game changer McCain has been lusting for. At Wednesday evening's debate, McCain not so discretely planted the seeds, telling the "story" of Joe and then mentioning his name 25 times in less...

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McCain And Goldwater Growing More And More Similar

Posted October 8, 2008 | 10:06:22 (EST)

It's beginning to look like McCain is going to follow the footsteps of his mentor, Senator Barry Goldwater, the only other presidential candidate from Arizona. In 1964, Goldwater lost in the biggest landslide in US electoral history, carrying only his home state and five others. His opponent, President Lyndon B....

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Obama, McCain Calls For National Service Reflect Divergent Experience

Posted September 30, 2008 | 09:54:26 (EST)


Candidates McCain and Obama have both served their country through service, but the differences in how they served define them. At the crux of McCain's military record is the senator's belief in a "cause greater than oneself." At the heart of Obama's record of community service is a...

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ServiceNation Brings Out McCain, Obama and New York Youth

Posted September 15, 2008 | 18:14:17 (EST)

The newly branded S-Generation was officially launched at the ServiceNation summit, an event that included both presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama as well as a long list of luminaries from both the public and private sectors. The event was specifically constructed to be nonpartisan and great efforts were...

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