As the trial nears for the Trayvon Martin case, a firestorm of debate has spread across the nation surrounding the centerpiece "Stand Your Ground" law -- the legislation George Zimmerman has used as his defense. And now, the Hozziner is beginning to feel the flames from the nation's go-to gun-toters ... More >>
Governor Paterson released a report today showing where the $18 billion that New York State got in stimulus money is going. You'll be pleased to hear that the counties comprising New York City receive by far the most American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds -- $8.16 billion. Hooray! Secon ... More >>
Forget about next week's Democratic primaries. The nastiest political race raging these days is the one to replace Joe Mondello as head of the near-moribund New York State Republican Party. On one side are what New York Post political editor Fred Dicker, in a nicely over the top op-ed c ... More >>
Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza has ruled that police may use thumbscrews to extract DNA from an unwilling prisoner. The issue came up in the case of Ryan S. Smith, accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend so she could take him to the home of an acquaintance, and of shooting said acquaint ... More >>
We know you're getting tired of hearing it, but knowledge is power, they tell us, so be aware that the state Department of Labor just put out new figures and guess what, everything's worse. New York City's unemployment rose from 6.9 in January to 8.1 in February. We seem to be tracking the national ... More >>
Will Pataki and Donohue Really Serve Out Their Terms?
While Everything Else Changes, the State Legislature Remains Frozen in Time
In the final days of the primary, Chuck Schumer is everywhere