Articles by: Michael Ouimette

by / on November 27, 2012 at 12:14 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Shifting Senate

Out of the sixty-three elections for the New York State Senate held on November 6th, two results have yet to be announced as ballots continue to be counted.

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by / on October 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Get Out of the Kitchen

As a fiscally moderate Democrat, I hope a real primary in the Republican Party is used to properly gather attention for the general election candidacy of a “New York Republican” — a strong leader who combines fiscally conservative policies without adopting social policies of the current GOP.

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Cuomo in Control

To regain control of the state senate, the Democrats need a unified financial, media, and grassroots operation that can only be inspired by one leader. Governor Andrew Cuomo is the only person who has the popularity to deliver independent swing voters to candidates like Addabbo and O’Brien.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Marriage Equality Republicans Face Primaries

These election results are the result of a zealous minority taking advantage of low turnout to make a loud statement to GOP incumbents: moderates and Republicans who move to the left on any issue will be challenged and defeated for reelection.

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

CPRecap: NYC Local Primaries

by State Senate District 31: Linares vs. Espaillat In an election that turned out to be one of the ugliest in the state, State Senator Adriano Espaillat defeated Assemblyman Guillermo Linares in his bid for reelection 62 percent to 38 percent.  Both candidates are trailblazers in Dominican-American politics: Linares was the first Dominican-American elected to the New York City Council; […]

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by / on August 9, 2012 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Race Won’t Win the Race

The Republican Party’s formula may in fact be a strong one, and its success may be continued, however it will not be if the Party overlooks factors as big as prior leadership failure and political scandal and nominates Malcolm Smith.

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 4:07 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Mitt Romney Can’t Conquer the World

Where Romney antagonized the citizens, press, and leaders of the United Kingdom, Obama delivered a speech to over 200,000 applauding Germans in Berlin. Americans watching from home marveled at Obama’s ability to draw such an enormous crowd. Obama’s ability to impress and achieve respect overseas lent credence to his ability to conduct the nation’s foreign policy in a way Romney’s trip has not.

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by / on July 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Remember Me?

The question left to be answered is whether sending sexually revealing pictures to a young woman will continue to haunt Weiner. Given his strong legislative record and his ability to spend up to $6 million on the race, Anthony Weiner should throw his hat in the ring in the public advocate’s race to find out.

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