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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Blair Horner: The Affordable Care Act's Second Enrollment Period Begins


Last week, the nation’s uninsured began their enrollment in the second year of the health reform law.  The end of the first year offers the nation a good opportunity to review the impact of the law, without all of the reports of mistakes, the campaigns of deception and outright lies.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:53 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Blair Horner: 2014 Election Voter Turnout – Another Bad Day For New York

This past Election Day, all three statewide incumbents were easily re-elected, the Assembly’s Democratic majority got bigger, but consistent with the overall Republican political tsunami seen across the nation, the Republicans took back control of the state Senate and picked up some New York Congressional seats.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Blair Horner: The Growing Dangers Of Climate Change


As the brutal election season wraps up, the nation – and the world – received another dire warning of the growing dangers of global warming.  While the issue has been almost non-existent in the nation’s political debates, there is no doubt that it is the most important issue facing the world.

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Commentary & Opinion
4:15 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Blair Horner: A Voters Guide For Election Day 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day. On this year’s ballot, in addition to the candidates who are running for office, New Yorkers have the opportunity to vote on two proposed changes to the New York State Constitution and a bond act.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Blair Horner: The Nation's Tattered Public Health Infrastructure


The first cases of Ebola in the United States have raised legitimate concerns about the nation’s ability to protect the public’s health.  And while the virus is incredibly toxic, the threat posed to Americans is – as yet – quite small.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Blair Horner: The Debate Over Climate Change Takes The World's Center Stage


As the world’s leaders prepared to hold a summit on climate change at the United Nations last week, 400,000 protestors marched through the streets of New York City demanding actions – not just words.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Blair Horner: The Court Strikes The Word "Independent" From Prop 1


Last week, New York State Supreme Court Judge Patrick McGrath struck down proposed language for the upcoming Proposal 1, which is a referendum question that amends the state constitution to change the state redistricting process.  The vote on Proposal 1 will be on the ballot this November.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Blair Horner: Medical Safety In New York

Well-known comic Joan Rivers died last week.  Ms. Rivers was reportedly undergoing an endoscopic procedure to repair her vocal cords.  She was having the procedure in an outpatient setting – meaning it occurred outside of a hospital.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:53 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Blair Horner: Colleges Open And Students Experience Textbook Sticker Shock

This week marks the beginning of the semester for most colleges in New York State.  As students begin their next collegiate experience, families tackle how to pay for it.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Blair Horner: The Lessons From The Indictment Of Texas Governor Rick Perry

One of the big national political stories last week was the grand jury indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, charging him with abuse of power when he tried to pressure a local district attorney.  Governor Perry has argued that he is innocent of the charges.

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