“You can’t do anything without the f—ing money”

By Ilya Galak … Halloran, captured on a surreptitious government tape, explained the approach last September after allegedly pocketing a payoff. “You can’t do anything without the f—ing money,” he declared. “Money is what greases the wheels — good, bad or indifferent.” “That’s politics. That’s politics,” he added. “Not about whether or will, it’s about…

Can We Save America?

By Arkadiy Fridman Citizens Magazine, President Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, which one party can gain only at the expense of another.  We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work. The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements…

A Nation of Pill – Takers

By Ilya Galak and Alan Galak Why is it that our Nation is stricken time and time again with mass shootings? What can be done to counter and prevent future tragedies? In that discussion two central issues arise: gun control and mental health. I won’t touch the issue of guns here; instead I want to…

Obama’s Second Inaugural Address: The Era of Reagan is Over

By Michael Califra A generation ago on January 20th, 1981, with the longest period of shared economic prosperity in US history mired in “stagflation”, Ronald Reagan took the oath of office as the nation’s 40th president.  In his inaugural address he left no doubt where he placed the blame for the nation’s woes, proclaiming that…

Bribery Charges Announced Against NY State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson

Bribery Charges Announced Against NY State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and Four Others in Connection with Alleged Scheme to Sell Legislation for Cash <!—->                    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Bronx County District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announce the unsealing of a Complaint charging New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson with accepting bribes in exchange for official acts. …