Monday, May 02, 2016

Except for the rare human who never gets sick, everybody needs health care. Without it, you will die prematurely and suffer while alive. But unlike other western countries, the United States r…

I’ve been reading The Chief regularly for several years. I do not work in the public sector, nor am I in a union. I value the Chief as an invaluable source of news and analysis for politics an…

In the April 22 edition of THE CHIEF-LEADER, a frequent contributor asks a simple question regarding media coverage of Teachers and police officers—“Will someone explain the disparity in the g…

Recently Rev. Martin Luther King III commented on “the revolution” that Bernie Sanders has called for. He said that apparently Mr. Sanders missed ”the revolution” that was the election of our …

North Carolina’s passage of the HB2 legislation begs the question: who exactly will check for and enforce this law? This is an onerous law that has merit in theory, but is totally impractical …

Monday, April 25, 2016

In an online article, Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers’ Be­nev­olent Association, stated he wants to invest his members’ hard-earned money, along with the department’s all…

The Republican Party and conservative groups have long understood the power of the “pledge.” In 1986, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) began signing legislators to the Taxpayer…

Kudos to New York City Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm for standing up for the right of parents to opt their children out of the harmful state tests (Queens Tribune, “Dromm Join…

This is in belated response to Robert Sica’s amusing but ludicrous diatribe foisted upon us in the April 1 issue (a perfect day for such nonsense).

In “Gulf Coast Blues,” Ella Fitzgerald sings about losing her man, who leaves her with the men up North—“They got a handful of gimme and a mouthful of much obliged.”

Jay Leno once said “The election is looking bad for the Republicans. But don’t worry. The Democrats will find a way to screw it up.”

Monday, April 18, 2016

Why are the UFT and the PBA treated so differently by much of the media? Teachers and police officers are both proud of their unions and should be. These unions have a first-hand understanding…

After Donald Trump’s March 15 victory in the winner-take-all Florida primary, it seemed that nothing could stop his eventual nomination. However, a news story that came out on the day of Wisco…

It was an understatement when Mark Toor wrote (April 15 issue) that the Borough Park Orthodox Jewish community had “influence in city politics disproportionate to their numbers.” That group, a…

As an old Brooklyn Dodger fan from the Ebbets Field days, I despised Leo Durocher, a cheater (with the telescope in the scoreboard in the Polo Grounds in 1951), a friend of mobsters, probably …

One of the biggest mistakes President Obama made was selecting Hillary Clinton as Secretary Of State. Another was letting her hawkish tendencies influence his foreign policy.

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome, I cannot help but be terrified when I see so many people in this country. who dream of ch…

When the campaign season for president first got underway, I was as frustrated as anyone with business in Washington D.C.

I would like to thank Rich­ard Steier for telling it like it is (April 15 editorial). The quick and concise response to the outrageous remarks of Assemblyman Charles Barron, aka Avowed Cop-hat…