Governor Hochul, we hope you listen to all New Yorkers when you begin your new term as our governor.

Biden Wants Talks While China’s Xi Prepares for War  (My rhetorical question of the week: He can’t be that naïve, can he?)

Surprisingly, he recognized he spoke the truth… and immediately corrected himself.:  Biden quickly regrets making news on abortion at press conference: ‘I shouldn’t have answered your question’

Biden scrambles for a Plan B with Iran nuclear deal on life support

This is what Biden said in September:  Biden says ‘the pandemic is over’ even as death toll, costs mount; but that isn’t stopping his extending the COVID emergency again:  Team Biden’s extending the COVID emergency again — to expand the welfare state

The Dangerous Nexus: Russia and Iran’s Mullahs

A Cold Winter for Europe: Blame Strategic Blindness

These Counties Experiencing Election Issues Have One Thing In Common

TikTok Time Is Running Out

As Republican Civil War Starts, Democrats Face Revolt of Their Own.

Governors rated most conservative easily won re-election

These two articles are connected:  Dem Megadonor Under Federal Investigation Bankrolled Lawmakers Overseeing The Agency He Was Lobbying  and Cryptocurrency billionaire broke the bank for Dems.  This is a developing story and something to follow.

Chuck Schumer victory margin crimped by strong GOP turnout

Talk about sensational biased headlines:  How blood-and-guts headlines propelled Republicans in New York  (Maybe Joy Reid is writing headlines as a side line.)

A Complicated 2022 Verdict: I’m in a New York State of Mind  … good article on how well New York preformed while not bringing home the top of the ticket.

The Democratic margin of victory shrunk in all counties compared to the 2020 presidential election

Republicans make major inroads in southern Brooklyn

Media’s election deflection can’t cover up New Yorkers’ worries about crime

The red wave was real in New York and the GOP can build on it

Hochul should make good on her promise to help NY kids — by backing charter schools.  But will the progressives allow it to happen?

Global Foundries plans job cuts, hiring freeze, shifting priorities from thoughts of second Malta fab (Globa lFoundries, employs about 3,000 people at its headquarters and Fab 8 computer chip factory at the Luther Forest Technology Campus.)

The cost – to taxpayers – for being a sanctuary city:  Migrant crisis costing NYC ‘at least’ $600M a year, fiscal watchdog figures

Ken Giradin wrote in Empire Center’s blog on Friday that  Albany’s Underbaked, Overdue Budget Update Finally Arrives