Browsing: democratic party

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BETWEEN THE LINES: I truly intended to steer clear of politics for this column. However, when I read about the secession effort set in motion this week in states that, by and large, voted for Mitt Romney, and then quickly spread in a few days, it induced me to stick my two cents into the…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The presidential campaign stretched out for 18 months, yet it seemed longer — a lot longer. I’ve had my fill of annoying attack ads. At least we won’t have to see those fact-skewing, derogatory commercials — until local campaigns emerge less than a year from now. I’m also fed up with constant robocalls.…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: For habitual readers of this column, it should come as no revelation as to who my preference is in Tuesday’s presidential election. Over the last three or four months, there’s nothing former Governor Mitt Romney or Rep. Paul Ryan did to convince me to change my mind. (I’d still rather be blue than…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: When Mitt Romney became the Republican’s designated presidential nominee following his victories in the spring primaries, the party’s conservative wing seemed as lukewarm about the former governor as they were four years ago for maverick Senator John McCain. In a calculated move to counterbalance his moderate credentials, and emulating what McCain did four…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Numerous artists and performers have been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. None of them, however, or any performer for that matter, has ever had the distinction of having an extensive exhibit at the National Constitution Center (NCC). After almost three years at the Rock and Roll…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: A show of hands, how many of you think our state legislators deserve a pay raise? Not too many hands. Now, if they were to get a raise, how many think that a 26 percent hike, the amount that has been reported, is too much, even though they haven’t had an increase since…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: After watching portions of the Republican and Democratic conventions, here are some observations: Now I can sleep soundly, knowing the incumbents, their opponents and their respective spouses are ensconced in lovey-dovey relationships. Not a vital issue, but we certainly don’t need another candidate like John Edwards.

Events
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Sure, it’s a little last minute, but the Southern Brooklyn Democrats, a new reform Democratic club aiming to reinvigorate progressive politics in Southern Brooklyn, has just told us that they’ve scored congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries as a speaker at tonight’s meeting. The group meets at 8:00 p.m. at 1706 Sheepshead Bay Road between Voorhies Avenue and…

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The Southern Brooklyn Democrats, a new reform Democratic club aiming to reinvigorate progressive politics in Southern Brooklyn, will meet at 7:00 p.m., May 21 at 1706 Sheepshead Bay Road between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway. The meeting is on the second floor, above Arbuz. Among the items on their agenda will be constitution ratification, interim…

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Join the Brooklyn Young Democrats at Wheeler’s Restaurant, January 18 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., as they welcome in 2012 with special guests, appetizers, and drink specials. Admission is $10 for Student Membership, $20 for Regular Membership and $25 for Non-member. Wheeler’s is located at 1707 Sheepshead Bay Road between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway, near the…

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