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Term Limits

Tuesday's Two-Sided Ballot

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

If Question 1 is approved by the voters, efforts are likely to be made by good government forces to advance the effective date of the two-term limit to 2013.

Bloomberg Now Backs Two-Term Limit In His Third Term As Mayor

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the city's term limits law extended so he could run for a third term, but now he says he s...

A Historic Year for State Con-Cons

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J.H. Snider

Even if a constitutional convention makes only a slight improvement in the quality of state democracy, the payback can dwarf the cost.

What If the Midterm Elections Were Next Year?

Ralph Seliger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Seliger

I wish to advance a two-fold proposal for electoral reform: amending the U.S. Constitution to change the terms of office for president and members of the House of Representatives.

The End of Term Limits Means the Decline of Democracy in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

The 18th Amendment will fundamentally transform Sri Lanka's political system; Its effect will be to remove vital checks on Executive power and further undermine Sri Lanka's democracy.

New Yorkers Beat Up On Bloomberg In Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two new polls spell bad news for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A Marist-New York Daily News poll shows that 49% of New Yorkers believe Bloomberg has "fail...

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The Charter Revision Commission voted last night to postpone by 11 years the effective date when a two-term limit would take effect, even if the voters approve it in referendum this fall.

Changing the NYC City Charter. Again?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Why are we again debating a NYC Charter Commission in August? First, a stupid state law permits a mayor to keep impaneling them. Second, Bloomberg had to do a mulligan on term limits because of his shameful 2008 end run around two voter referenda.

Elected Officials -- May I Have Your Attention, Please!

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I am a carpenter, a small-business owner, and a taxpayer. That being the case, I am your boss. As your boss, I expect more for the money you are receiving.

A Great Progressive Candidate For Congress - Dr. David Gill In His Own Words

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

In my last post (which you can read by clicking on this LINK) I wrote about and supported Dr. David Gill for Congress in the 15th Congressional Distri...

Kagan's Nomination Shows Life Tenure is a Recipe for Partisanship

Alain L. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alain L. Sanders

Long gone are the days when Presidents would on occasion nominate candidates of the other party, and Senate confirmation could be largely free of ideological trench warfare.

Keep The Filet-O-Fish And Give Us Back Our Government

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

The exact time of death is uncertain, but sometime between Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in 1863 and today, "government of the people, by the people, a...

Why Term Limits Don't Work

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

Like much of America, I'm down on professional politicians. I'm tired of people getting in office to line their pockets, suck up to lobbyists and constantly run for re-election.

Top Two Reasons To Reject The Top Two Primary

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Here are the top two reasons to reject Prop 14, also called the "Top Two" Primary. First, Prop 14 will stifle political competition and debate. Second, Prop 14 will deprive voters of a full range of candidate choices.

Bloomberg Shouldn't Run For Fourth Term: Poll | By Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hey Mayor Bloomberg: Don't push your luck. That's the message from New Yorkers in a new poll who say they still like Mike, but not enough to give h...

The Cancer of Incumbency

Tommy Sowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tommy Sowers

A cancer of incumbency infects our nation. It has all but killed the citizen legislation our Founders envisioned. At the root of this disease sits our current Congress, the longest serving in history.

Steve Bing Gives Big To Change Term-Limits Law

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

An effort to alter California's term-limits law got a new financial backer last week -- multimillionaire Steve Bing. ...

Five Popular Delusions Castrating America

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

The following is purely bi-partisan in its vitriol, but the crystallizing moment occurred on Tuesday when a former nude model with a truck beat a bori...

El Diario Back Thompson For Mayor, Likens Bloomberg To Hugo Chavez | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has spent years trying to perfect his Spanish. He bucked Republican allies to endorse immigration reform. And he has create...

More People Voted For Term Limits Than For Bloomberg | CLYDE HABERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a standard set by one prominent New Yorker, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's re-election ought to be dismissed as inconsequential. That stand...

Bloomberg Donates $65M to Needy Campaign Consultants

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Bloomberg is on pace to spend $118 million on this year's race and over a quarter of a billion dollars in declared campaign expenditures on his three runs for office.

Bloomberg: 3rd Term A 'Special Opportunity'

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is striking a humble tone on the first day of his third term. Bloomberg said Friday he underst...

Thompson: Bloomberg "Betrayed" Public With Term Limit Challenge

NBC New York | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger William Thompson went head-to-head Tuesday in a debate where each candidate touted his record in...

Back to the Future With Mike Bloomberg

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

He says he will deliver us a city "safer, stronger, greener and healthier -- and better than ever." Who can argue with that? As for the details, polls indicate he'll have four years to nail those down.

Weiner: I Could Have Beaten Bloomberg | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rep. Anthony D. Weiner wants to clear up a few things. No, he is not kicking himself for staying out of the mayor's race. Yes, he thinks he coul...