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The party of Lincoln

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to combat the extension of slavery into the Kansas and Nebraska territories. Abraham Lincoln was elected as the first Republican president in 1860.

Letitia ‘Tish’ James for public advocate

The job of public advocate is probably one of the most important posts in the city, yet one of the least understood or funded. The office of the public advocate has a budget of less than $2 million a year, ...

Eye docs vs. the ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

Syria is for dummies

President Barack Obama learned nothing from the war failures of President George W. Bush. In fact, he continues to make the same mistakes and worse under the cover of a sympathetic media and myrmidonic democrat electorate.

An honest look at Michael Jackson: Good, bad and ugly

Originally published on Jul. 9, 2009. "Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter,...

As a great man once said, 'To the winner goes the spoils'

"And like everyone who's had enough, he wants more."--Alexander Knox, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (1979)...

The Nets all over the Knicks as NBA season begins

"Like old Mama said, the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and...

Etta James enhanced 'Record Row' and 'Cadillac Records'

"You thought you'd found a good girl, one to love you and give you the...

Can Albany Recover From Espada Hangover?

"I've always been a Democrat," said State Senator Pedro Espada on Thursday. "I never left...

Liberation Theatre Company shares holiday cheer at Art in Flux Harlem

Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros, founders and producing artistic directors of the Liberation...

'Evita' is alive and thriving

Argentina's legendary first lady, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, is alive and enlivening and enlightening...

Biden and Eastwood provided an early Halloween for millions

"He was quite a remarkable fellow. Nasty, but remarkable."--Claude Rains, "Rope of Sand" (1949) Halloween...

The major news media just keep on getting things wrong

"The news you feed to the average man must be as carefully chosen as his...

'The Missiles of October' may be a harbinger of things to come

"I guess this is the week I begin to earn my salary."--William Devane, as President...

Herman Cain personifies the Black American dream

At a mid-October rally in Tennessee for Herman Cain, a little white girl held a...