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Two days left before we choose the next Commander in Chief to be the "Leader of the Free World"


The stakes couldn't be higher, as these candidates are vying to be the next Commander in Chief, as well as the next "Leader of the Free World."

The issues that the next President-elect will confront will include:

• National security strategies and priorities.

• A comprehensive plan for the Middle East, Russia and China.

• The proposed scope of the "War on Terror" (including the AUMF, the Patriot Act, and the use of drones).

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MEMBER BLOG: "Making America Hate Again" (by Elliot Cohen)

PLEASE NOTE: the MEMBER BLOGS are op-eds directly contributed by the NYCPF members -- therefore, the NYCPF neither endorses the opinions expressed, nor verifies as to the veracity of the factual matter asserted. Basically, the MEMBER BLOGS simply offer one of many perspectives on a given issue directly from the members.

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¡ Viva Las Vegas !

The stakes are high in this final Vegas showdown
Brace yourselves for a wild night!
Expect many wildcards, double-downs, and poker faces

But this whole debate thing must be “rigged” because the House always wins
Can an underdog beat the odds in a high-risk, high-reward gamble?
Will the moderator have "a trick up his sleeve"?

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Bob Moses vs. Walt Whitman

During our book club discussion last night, as part of an ongoing reading of Power Broker, a comparison of Robert Moses and Walt Whitman came up. This was in the context of Moses being heralded as the Long Island Parks Commissioner.

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The Winners & Losers of the Second Presidential Debate: Steve Bannon and Breitbart

The above image visually encapsulates the dark -- and somewhat awkward -- mood of the debate last night.

Some media outlets proclaimed last night's Town Hall debate as the "UGLIEST DEBATE EVER."

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Election 2016: thirty days left and counting . . .

Election day is now less than one month away.

Strangely, this doesn't seem like other Election Year. Is this even a close race or will there by an electoral landslide?

Notwithstanding a substance-free election, perhaps we've finally immersed ourselves into the era of "post-truth politics."

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The First 2016 Presidential Debate -- A Near Substance-Free Battle of "Stamina"

For those who missed the First Presidential Debate, it amounted to nothing more than a near substance-free exchange and provided plenty of fodder for late-night comedy.

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The Rise And The (Ostensible) Fall Of The Religious Conservatives In the U.S.

PLEASE NOTE: the MEMBER BLOGS are op-eds directly contributed by the NYCPF members -- therefore, the NYCPF neither endorses the opinions expressed, nor verifies as to the veracity of the factual matter asserted. Basically, the MEMBER BLOGS simply offer one of many perspectives on a given issue directly from the members.

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Thank you Impact NYC and #CivicHall

An esteemed panel of election law experts from left to right:

Michael Kopko (moderator, Impact NYC)
Ann Ravel (FEC Comm'r)
James Bopp, Esq. (Counsel, Citizens United)
Trevor Potter (former FEC Comm'r)
Prof. Richard Briffault (Columbia Law School)
Jon Reznick (Competitive Advantage Research)
Sen. Gustavo Rivera (NY State Sen., Dist. 33)
Amy Loprest, (NYC Campaign Finance Board)

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The New G.O.P. = The Party of Trump (?)

I wrote a short Trump poem -- "def jam poetry" style -- that I'd like to share:

A self-proclaimed "Outsider"
Who managed to outfox FOX
The odious and outlandish remarks didn't matter

A New Yorker with an outsized persona
Who outraged and outflanked the Establishment
All without even outwitting the sixteen other outstanding candidates

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