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Lynne Glasner

Entries by Lynne Glasner

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

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 6:56 PM

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 3:23 PM

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.


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I'll Take Manhattan - Till Death Due Us Part

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 12:19 PM

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?

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2008 | 4:12 PM

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

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2008 | 6:19 PM

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

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 3:52 PM

"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

(4) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 2:28 PM

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

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 9:06 AM

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

(3) Comments | Posted September 30, 2008 | 8:54 AM

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

(3) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 5:14 PM

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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