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New York Amsterdam News Endorsements for 2014 Midterm Elections

The New York Amsterdam News endorses the following candidates for the 2014 Midterm Elections

Vote for working families

When you go to the polls next week, you hold the power to make changes on the ballot.

Vote November 4th, your life may depend on it

With just a few days left before New Yorkers and the rest of the country go to the polls for the midterm elections, we at the Amsterdam News want you to pause.

Which side are they on?

Safe, welcoming, collaborative neighborhood public schools that have multiple pathways for student engagement—from pre-K to career and technical education.

Casino license will be a true test for New York on its MWBE commitment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shown a strong commitment to the idea of strengthening MWBEs in New York, but the true test will be whether the governor’s gaming commission awards one of the four casino licenses to the only MWBE proposal.

Wise investment to protect human services

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that his agencies would hold spending at current levels despite a record budget surplus.

Barack W. Obama

This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats and all other flavors of Obama followers.

The Working Families Party has earned our support

I’ve long believed that everyone who’s willing to work hard should have the chance to move up in the world.

Ebola in our midst

As the Ebola crisis spreads, the virus, much like the controversy surrounding the outbreak of HIV/AIDS more than a generation ago, has raised several serious concerns about how to contain it, who’s to blame for the epidemic and what exactly ...

Blaming it on Obama

If President Barack Obama hasn’t been catching enough flak, if his things-to-do list isn’t already crowded with pressing issues, the Ebola epidemic has brought another patch of gray hair and more problems to his troubled, beleaguered administration.

A most coveted status: Unreported rape, murder and mayhem on college campuses

In 2003, a student at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., reported a sexual assault to campus authorities.

Ignorance of law no excuse for police?

Like most people, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surrey County, N.C. Sheriff’s office believed driving with a broken taillight is against the law.

The Ebola crisis: A test case for enlightened self-interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if you’re humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening, to say the least.

The NFL’s solution to the domestic violence problem: Three Janes

My generation grew up with Tarzan—and, later, Jane, his companion—flying through the jungle, from tree limb to tree limb, yelling like a crazy man. Of course, we were on Tarzan’s side no matter who the enemies were, e.g., the animals ...

Do we all have bull’s-eyes on our backs?

Over the past few weeks, the New York City tabloids have been focusing on the private life of a city employee, even though there has been no wrongdoing by the individual.

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