John Smith started the day early…

“At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy” – Debbie Stabeno John Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am. While his coffeepot…

ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

By Rich Florentino As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, during the 1920’s, “We must make our choice. We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”   The Issue Large corporations and banks have excessive and unwarranted power. Their largely unrestrained, unaccountable…

Finally, a Pothole Solution for Staten Island…LEARN MORE!!!

What: The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, cordially invites you to attend our next meeting on the topic of how Staten Island can get POTHOLE FREE roads by implementing a new solution, ASPHALT RUBBER.  When: Monday, April 14th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm  Where: CYO (MIV) Community Center at Mount Loretto, 6541 Hylan…

BILL TAITT: An American Portrait

By Frank Santarpia Idea and Photomontage by Ilya Galak “I may never have managed a corporation, but I managed this tribe of seven children, and when I look around, when I look at our family, everywhere I look I see success” – Bill Taitt When a man is surrounded by poverty, he can become a…

Death in the Boxing Ring

By Ilya Galak Interview with Sergei Artemiev Boxing is big money.  Boxing is fame.  Boxing is a spectacle. That is why it attracts such overwhelming attention, while touching the interests of so many – bread and circuses.  Perhaps, that is why not everything that happens in professional boxing finds adequate evaluation. In fact, the events…

Reagan tells Soviet jokes

Two Russians were walking down the street, one asked the other, “Have we really achieved full communism?” The other said “oh no. Things are about to get worse.” The Commisar came to the collective farms to see how the harvest was doing and asked a farmer and the farmer said “Oh commrade commisar! If we…

“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…