If I told you during the campaign that Governor Andrew Cuomo would have major, unprecedented first-year accomplishments, and then would set the bar high in year two, wouldn't you ask what was in my coffee?
Cuomo has struck another bargain with legislators. Why isn't he running negotiations in the Mideast? Take a close look at the agreement on pension reform and redistricting, and you'll see why big political compromises are so hard to get done these days.
The New York governor has racked up an impressive victory streak in Albany -- a place where governing effectively is very difficult. Can he keep it up?