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David Dinkins (RIP) vs Rudy Giuliani: A Tale of Two Mayors

(02 12 2020) Jerry Krase

In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities the French Doctor Manette, after spending 18-years in La Bastille in City # 1 (Paris) is released to live in City # 2 (London) with his...

A Cuomo Change of Mind

(20 03 2020) Jerry Krase

Over the past three or so years of "45" chaos, I've come to radically rethink who belongs in my pantheon of Italian American leaders. In contrast to "45" and the President's...

Presidential Non-Endorsement: Bill, "You coulda been a great mayor"

(01 06 2019) Jerry Krase

A more and less tongue in cheek evaluation of Bill DeBlasio's Presidential delusion from one of his (at one time) strongest supporters.

“Cynthia Nixon vs Andrew Cuomo: Sex or No Sex in the City”

(21 09 2018) Jerry Krase

The tallies are in for the Democratic Party primary race for New York State Governor, and unfortunately for most of us self-identified libidinous “Progressives” the answer is...

Finding the Right Words?

(14 01 2018) Jerry Krase

A few days ago, while watching Al Jazeera, or was it the dreaded Russian Television Network during lunch, I was not at all surprised to hear that the most-articulate-ever...

New Italian Migrations to the United States

(06 09 2017) Laura E. Ruberto

Reimagining the last seventy years of Italian migration.

New Italian Migrations to the United States

(05 09 2017) Joseph Sciorra

Reimagining the last seventy years of Italian migration.

The Dog Days of Gotham's Italian American Politicians 2017

(17 07 2017) Jerry Krase

I haven’t commented on New York, and nearby, Italian American political superstars in a while and thought it was a good time to literally catch up with the poop. Lucky for me,...

The Rise of Italo-Trumpism

(29 07 2016) Jerry Krase

Why are so many Americans of Italian descent leaning rightward toward the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the most powerful position in the world --- the Presidency of the United...

On the Road to Naples I Discovered Why Italian American Politicians are their Own Worst Enemies

(16 12 2015) Jerry Krase

Italian American politicians adhere to a corollary given by the 6th century BCE Chinese general Sun Tzu who wrote the Art of War. It was uttered by Michael Corleone in The...

Andrew Cuomo: Tribulations and Perhaps Trials

(27 08 2014) Jerry Krase

Andy, the least lovable Cuomo is in deeper stuff than usual. The New Times reported recently that he “hobbled” investigations by the Commission he established when it got too...

Rather Grimm Fairytales

(14 05 2014) Jerry Krase

Dominic M. Recchia is trying to fill the somewhat dirty shoes of incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm. However, I must warn him that strange things have happened to those elected...

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