Articles

Democrats Send A Message In IDC Defeat

While establishment Democrats prevailed in statewide primaries last week, State Senate primaries were a different story. In several Democratic primaries across the state, insurgent candidates that emphasized grassroots organizing and far-left ideas successfully challenged incumbents. Earlier this year, we reported on the dissolution of the State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). The IDC was a…

Read More

In Statewide Primaries, Incumbents Prevail

Last week, the State of New York held primaries affecting statewide offices. The majority of the action on primary day took place within the Democratic Party, which is in the midst of a fight for control between the liberal Democratic establishment and far-left insurgents. (The same struggle was on full display in the 2016 presidential…

Read More

Governor Gets It Wrong On American Greatness

Luke 6:45: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” On August 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made national…

Read More

Under Cuomo’s Direction, New York State Launches Pro-Abortion Referral Site

On August 7, 2018, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a new state-funded website that provides referrals to abortion clinics. According to the Governor, the website is part of a “public awareness campaign to connect women to comprehensive, confidential and medically accurate reproductive health care services. The campaign will include subway ads and information translated into multiple…

Read More

Government Employees Have A Choice

Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that public-sector unions in New…

Read More

Universal Health Care Becomes Campaign Issue

Cynthia Nixon, the left-wing actress and activist challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, supports a so-called universal health care bill. Unfortunately, Nixon isn’t the only person who supports this bad idea. In fact, the New York State Assembly has passed a universal health care bill every year since 2015 (thankfully, the State Senate…

Read More

Scandalized Schneiderman Steps Down

Eric Schneiderman has resigned his post as New York State Attorney General following allegations of violence against women. Schneiderman was first elected Attorney General in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman had served in the New York State Senate since 1999. Schneiderman’s resignation took effect on May 8, 2018.…

Read More

Social Conservatives Shouldn’t Have To Hold Their Noses In Senate Election

Sen. Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) recently announced that she would not seek re-election this fall. Sen. Marchione was first elected to represent New York’s 43rd Senate District (which includes Columbia County and portions of Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington Counties) in 2012. At that time, then-Saratoga County Clerk Marchione challenged Sen. Roy McDonald in a hard-fought Republican…

Read More

Senate Republicans Face A String Of Retirements

Three Members of the New York State Senate announced last week that they would not seek re-election to their respective posts. On April 27, longtime Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) announced that he would retire from the Senate at the end of this year. Sen. Bonacic, 75, has served in the Senate since 1999, and…

Read More

Senate Democrats Make Strides In Special Elections

On Tuesday, April 24, 11 special elections were held across New York to fill vacant seats in our State Legislature. The results of those elections will not affect the balance of power in the New York State Assembly, which currently includes 105 Members of the Democratic Conference and 41 Members of the Republican Conference. However,…

Read More