Tuesday, October 26, 2010
By Kate Hinds
A cut too far: the NYC MTA restores some express bus service that it had cut earlier in the summer. (WNYC)
The DC Metro may be struggling, but blogs and twitter feeds about it are booming. (WAMU)
Excerpts from the New York Times' interview with Carl Paladino: On waste in the MTA, he says: "It’s a very complex function, but we’ve compounded its problems by letting it become so political. It’s the political aspect of it that’s really defeating it."
The Ford posts 6th straight profitable quarter--"the highest in the automaker’s 107- year history." (Bloomberg)
New bus transit center unveiled in Las Vegas amid much Vegas-style ceremony. "I've done a number of these things, never with pythons and roller girls," said Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
San Francisco Examiner op-ed says that "the Bay Area is reeling from a continuing series of really bad transportation decisions. The region tends to evolve through single-purpose 'fixes' that fail to address the Bay Area’s real transportation needs."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
When the candidates left the stage, the real debate began. Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino walked off stage and sent surrogates to spin reporters after the 90-minute debate at Hofstra University.
Monday, October 18, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
The next governor will have to balance social contracts with bond covenants. How do you shrink government to bring tax relief to homeowners and businesses without laying off so many public workers you contribute to undermining the very recovery that is needed?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By Karol Markowicz : IAFC Blogger
How did Carl Paladino become the Republican candidate for Governor of New York? Guess #1 is that it's an anti-incumbent year and, as people had heard of Rick Lazio, he took on the incumbent stench. Guess #2? There is no guess #2 — just the lingering question and answer: could Republicans possibly have picked a more inept candidate? No. No, we could not.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Buzzing »» Paladino on Gays | Comptroller Debate | ARC Tunnel | Funeral Protests
Mr. Paladino is campaigning for Governor and is expressing his view. This view is one of the things that the electorate will consider on election day. This country, lest we forget, was built in part on free speech. Let Mr. Paladino say what he wants to say. He is entitled to his opinion on this and every other issue. Isn't this exactly what we want to know. how the candidates feel about the issues of the day? Doesn't this help us to decide which candidate is worthy of our vote and which one is not? Why do we cherish the right of free speech and then demonize someone when he exercises his right to speak freely?
-- John from Westchester on Republican candidate Carl Paladino's stance on gay marriage. »» Join the conversation
I initially felt the media was really ganging up on this guy a little unfairly until I read this! This comment is especially hard to digest, given the string of gay teenage suicides surfacing in the news over the past few weeks. This guy is a loose cannon and a gay pride parade is no more disgusting than grown adults binge drinking and causing mayhem on the streets of new york during St. Patrick's day parade. At least drag queens are entertaining.
-- Dan from NY. »» Join the conversation
I agree with Bob's comments that this is not a NJ issue. I think Federal DOT should have had the lead on this project all along. In addition, New York City Metro region needs a comprehensive transportation overhaul. Commuter trains should not terminate at Penn Station, they should run through. This will expand track capacity and make it possible for NJ riders to easily access Long Island and vice versa. Three commuter rails are not efficient. Using some of those redundancies would also free up rail yard capacity.
-- Martin from Brooklyn on Bob Hennelly's post, Stucknation: Tunneling Through Muck and Mire »» Join the conversation
I really like the idea of referendums; however, I am also skeptical of the idea because of how the system appears not to work in California... Obviously, with referendums, you need to have a well informed public; not to mention, the ballot measures need to have a well written, well explained, non-partisan write-ups... This way even if someone is not well versed on a subject, they can still make an informed vote.
-- Norton from Nutely, NJ on Reshma Saujani's post, Having Your Governmental Cake And Eating It Too»» Join the conversation
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
By Anna Sale
"I believe the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do here. By the way, I think the Democratic Party does too, but maybe for different reasons. I think the Republican Party needs to decide who they are, what they want to be, where they want to take the people of the state or the nation."
-Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on The Brian Lehrer Show
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Michael Barbaro, New York Times reporter, profiles Republican nominee for New York governor Carl Paladino and likely voters weigh in on whether his personality is a dealbreaker or the reason he's the ideal man to fix Albany.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By Anna Sale
In its first poll of likely general election voters, the Quinnipiac Poll found Republican nominee Carl Paladino narrowly trails Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 43-49 percent.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
By Catalina Jaramillo : El Diario/La Prensa
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Rick Lazio was a tough sell among New York Democrats, who never forgot his menacing approach to Hillary Clinton ten years ago in their debate for U.S. Senate. But just like Carl Paladino became a blank slate for Tea Partiers and Republicans who were frustrated with the establishment, so too can he become a palimpest for Democrats looking for an alternative to Cuomo, who wrapped up the nomination with virtually no discussion.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In his win over Rick Lazio, Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino seems to have ridden voter anger and tapped into their distrust of anything associated with the professional political establishment.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Carl Paladino’s complete disregard for the traditional niceties of electioneering is a marked contrast to the man he’s trying to defeat in the Republican primary, former Rep. Rick Lazio of Long Island. Critics, and even some supporters, describe Mr. Lazio as a sincere, but not passionate, candidate.
Passion is not lacking in candidate Paladino.