Ryan Karben’s Letter to NYS Commissioner of Human Rights on Rockland Culture Conflict
April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
LtrtoHonFoster040915.KarbenR Ryan Karben www.ryankarben.com April 9, 2015 Hon. Helen Diane Foster Commissioner of Human Rights, State of New York One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor Bronx, New York 10458...
Nervous Nita Spends $1M as Angry Suburbanites Aid Astorino
October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Seething suburban voters are threatening the re-election prospects of longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) and markedly constraining the margin of victory for Governor Andrew Cuomo. The vaunted Democratic...
April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Religious leaders from Rockland County head to Albany Wednesday to escalate their protest against the Hasidim administering the East Ramapo public schools. They want Governor Andrew Cuomo to seize control...
5 Nuggets from Today’s Siena Poll
February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Siena College released a poll of New York voters this morning, just as Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is warming up his very underdog campaign against popular Governor Andrew Cuomo. Here’s what...
Hillary Needs to Inhale
February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
If she wants to win, Hillary needs to inhale. 22 years after Bill Clinton famously explained away his marijuana use at Oxford by saying “I didn’t inhale”, Quinnipiac College released a...
Earthquake in Albany, Tremor in Jerusalem
February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
There was a political earthquake in Albany yesterday and its tremors reached Jerusalem. A bill to penalize organizations at New York universities that participate in academic boycotts of Israel...
5 Things to Watch in the Rockland County Executive Race
November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
It’s been one year since Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced he was retiring after 5 terms in office, leaving a debt-ridden and ethnically divided county facing the...
Election 2013: Kulturkampf on the Hudson
October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Republicans running for County Executive in adjoining Westchester and Rockland Counties want to make it clear to suburban voters thinking of sitting out this year’s uninspiring local elections: they believe stakes...
Westchester & Rockland Left Out in Casino Cold
October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
New York voters will decide whether to bet on expanded casino gambling as a jackpot for state government coffers and economically adrift upstate communities. I support the proposed November...
5 Things to Watch in Rockland’s County Executive Primary
September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
The polls close in less than an hour in the Democratic primary for Rockland County Executive. Two Democrats are on the ballot- David Fried, a former county legislator and Spring...