List-o-mania: Syracuse Politician Edition

The English novel (and American movie) High Fidelity's array of top five lists perfectly captured the obsessive nature of modern fanboys: "What really matters is what you like, not what you are like." I may or may not be a fanboy of many different things, but I definitely love me some lists! And since I'm … Continue reading List-o-mania: Syracuse Politician Edition

In Syracuse, P.B.A. Stands For Police’s Bad Apples

Mayor Stephanie Miner should be congratulated for her attempts to change the culture of the Syracuse Police Department. Past administrations have let conditions fester to the point where a jury, returning punitive damages in an abuse case, stated that retaliations by Syracuse police officers seems to have become official policy. The problem with the police … Continue reading In Syracuse, P.B.A. Stands For Police’s Bad Apples

Voting, The Least You Can Do To Change The World. The Very Least.

The day after Howie Hawkins lost his bid to become the 4th District representative on the city's Common Council, his 15th unsuccessful run for political office, he got arrested at a direct action protest in favor of a single-payer health insurance system. All I can say is, "Welcome home to direct action protest, brother!" During … Continue reading Voting, The Least You Can Do To Change The World. The Very Least.