politics

Media conjures false image of moderate Kasich campaign

By Nick Barone – 5 years ago

On Jan. 30, 2016, The New York Times “en­dorsed” (I use this term lightly) Governor John Kasich for the GOP presidential nomina­tion. Though conceding that “Mr. Kasich is no moderate…he’s…

Mayor-elect Rob Rolison discusses local crime rates

By JEREMY MIDDLEMAN – 6 years ago

courtesy of Rob Rolison In the last issue of The Miscellany News, an analysis of Mayor-Elect of the City of Pough­keepsie Rob Rolison’s policies and plans for Poughkeepsie’s future explored…

Personality politics need to take back seat to policy

By JESSE HOROWITZ – 6 years ago

The Republican Party has been baffled by the rise of Donald Trump. When the con­troversial real estate developer first declared his candidacy, the New York Times wrote that they couldn’t…

Sander’s campaign lacks Democratic party diversity

By PIETER BLOCK – 6 years ago

Don’t get me wrong, Bernie Sanders adds a special kind of spice to the 2016 presiden­tial election. If nothing else he proves that per­sonal background is no impediment to gaining…

Avoiding offense prevents honest exchange

By JESSE HOROWITZ – 6 years ago

Growing up in Westchester, I always be­lieved that ‘political correctness’ was an invention of bitter conservatives fed up with being called racist for brazenly spouting de­rogatory slurs. Certain public officials,…

Trump’s rise indicates GOP frustration

By JOSHUA SHERMAN – 6 years ago

As I watched the 2016 race ramp up this summer, Howard Beale’s word came to mind: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” To be…

Lecture emphasizes millennials in election

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM – 6 years ago

Alexander Heffner, civic educator and host of ‘Open Mind,’ addresses a mixed audience in the Villard Room on Monday about the intersection of the millennial generation, media presence, and politics.…

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