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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

In an

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NY Regents Exam Features Anti-Israel Cartoon

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda are common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this discriminatory and biased messaging and materials appears to be filtering down into the public education system.

In a post last April we noted how anti-Israel materials have been systematically introduced...

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Yuge NY delegate win would keep Trump on track to “steal” nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:00am 4/19/2016 at 10:00am

Donald Trump is hovering near a delegate trajectory that will gain him a majority of delegates on the first ballot, even though he will not come anywhere near a majority...

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NY phasing in $15 minimum wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:30am 4/2/2016 at 10:30am

The State of New York just passed two significant measures. One is a new family leave policy and the other is a new minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Liberals are pretty stoked about both items. Smaller businesses, particularly in hard-hit upstate NY, not so much. Expect the people intended to...

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Leaving New York (no, not me, just a lot of other folks)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:33am 12/28/2015 at 11:33am

This is no surprise, particularly given the dismal economic situation in upstate NY.

The government under pressure from political activists shut down any hope of fracking even though it works fine elsewhere and has kept parts of Pennsylvania economically alive for years; regulations and taxes are strangling businesses; and almost every day...

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New York Milks $300K from Retailers Over Toy Gun Sales

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2:45pm 8/3/2015 at 2:45pm

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Sears have reached a $300K compromise with New York regulators who say that the outlets’ sales of toy guns violate state law.

Federal law requires that toy guns display an orange strip to indicate non functionality, but New York law goes further by banning the sale...

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Something soaring in NY State: Borrowing to cover local pension costs

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/new_york_map.html
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:47pm 4/17/2014 at 2:47pm
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/new_york_map.html

New York State municipalities are suffocating under the weight of local pensions.

The solution? Defer and delay, rather than deal with the problem now.

From The Ithaca Journal, Borrowing for pension costs soar in N.Y.:

Local governments and the state increased borrowing off the state pension fund to pay yearly retirement costs by 22...

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