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  • Commentary posted November 25, 2013 by Rebeccah Heinrichs Missile defense — in New York

    From forest fires to earthquakes, the West Coast can seem a particularly dangerous place to live. But when it comes to protection against the threat of long-range missiles, it’s much better off than the East Coast. But that may be about to change for the better — with New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer playing a major role. In March, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…

  • Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper posted March 6, 2013 by Danielle Hanson Assessing the Harlem Children’s Zone

    The Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ or the Zone), an educational and social service organization, is seeking to transform central Harlem by increasing educational opportunities for students and working to strengthen families. The HCZ has attracted wide interest as a pioneering educational and social welfare organization in New York City because it has brought a unique and…

  • Issue Brief posted November 28, 2012 by Matt A. Mayer Five Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

    Some East Coast politicians seem to view Hurricane Sandy and the federal money for the recovery effort as some sort of lottery that they have hit. This mentality is best summed up in a Bloomberg News headline: “Sandy Seen as Stimulus, Thanks to Rebuilding.”[1] This view is grossly mistaken. Nonetheless, this episode provides an opportunity to teach America’s political…

  • Issue Brief posted October 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Fifty-Third Terror Plot Foiled Since 9/11: Bombing Targets U.S. Financial Hub

    On Wednesday, federal authorities arrested a man outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan in an attempt to detonate a van he believed to be laced with explosives. The man had been under close surveillance by the FBI for some time, and the explosives were rendered inoperable. While it appears that the public was never in danger, this latest attempted attack…

  • WebMemo posted November 20, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Foiling 43rd Terror Plot Test for Administration’s Priorities

    On November 20, the mayor of New York City announced the arrest of Jose Pimentel. Pimentel, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Dominican Republic, was charged with a number of offenses in connection with a terrorist bomb plot. Allegedly, Pimentel drew inspiration from al-Qaeda to attack postal facilities, police stations, and U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq…

  • Backgrounder posted September 12, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Prohibit Federal Support for a New U.N. Building Until the U.N. Provides Detailed Information

    Abstract: Negotiations to sell or otherwise transfer the Robert Moses Playground property in New York City to the United Nations for the construction of a second tower have proceeded quickly over the summer, and a final deal appears to be imminent. Regrettably, these negotiations have not included robust congressional consultation even though the associated costs…

  • WebMemo posted June 28, 2011 by Chuck Donovan Five Impacts of the New York Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    The New York legislature’s June 24 vote to redefine the family and recognize homosexual marriage will have a number of short-term and long-term impacts within and well beyond the Empire State.[1] The vote does not signal an end to the now two-decade fight over the meaning of marriage. A new phase—not an endgame—has begun. Here are five key impacts whose full import will…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

  • Play Movie Carafano on drivers licenses for illegal immigrants Video Recorded on October 29, 2007 Carafano on drivers licenses for illegal immigrants

    James Carafano discussed New York Governor Eliot Spitzer making it easier for illegal aliens to obtain drivers licenses on CNN News…

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  • Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper posted March 6, 2013 by Danielle Hanson Assessing the Harlem Children’s Zone

    The Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ or the Zone), an educational and social service organization, is seeking to transform central Harlem by increasing educational opportunities for students and working to strengthen families. The HCZ has attracted wide interest as a pioneering educational and social welfare organization in New York City because it has brought a unique and…

  • Backgrounder posted September 12, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Prohibit Federal Support for a New U.N. Building Until the U.N. Provides Detailed Information

    Abstract: Negotiations to sell or otherwise transfer the Robert Moses Playground property in New York City to the United Nations for the construction of a second tower have proceeded quickly over the summer, and a final deal appears to be imminent. Regrettably, these negotiations have not included robust congressional consultation even though the associated costs…

  • Issue Brief posted November 28, 2012 by Matt A. Mayer Five Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

    Some East Coast politicians seem to view Hurricane Sandy and the federal money for the recovery effort as some sort of lottery that they have hit. This mentality is best summed up in a Bloomberg News headline: “Sandy Seen as Stimulus, Thanks to Rebuilding.”[1] This view is grossly mistaken. Nonetheless, this episode provides an opportunity to teach America’s political…

  • Commentary posted November 25, 2013 by Rebeccah Heinrichs Missile defense — in New York

    From forest fires to earthquakes, the West Coast can seem a particularly dangerous place to live. But when it comes to protection against the threat of long-range missiles, it’s much better off than the East Coast. But that may be about to change for the better — with New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer playing a major role. In March, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…

  • Issue Brief posted October 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Fifty-Third Terror Plot Foiled Since 9/11: Bombing Targets U.S. Financial Hub

    On Wednesday, federal authorities arrested a man outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan in an attempt to detonate a van he believed to be laced with explosives. The man had been under close surveillance by the FBI for some time, and the explosives were rendered inoperable. While it appears that the public was never in danger, this latest attempted attack…

  • WebMemo posted November 20, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Foiling 43rd Terror Plot Test for Administration’s Priorities

    On November 20, the mayor of New York City announced the arrest of Jose Pimentel. Pimentel, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Dominican Republic, was charged with a number of offenses in connection with a terrorist bomb plot. Allegedly, Pimentel drew inspiration from al-Qaeda to attack postal facilities, police stations, and U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq…

  • WebMemo posted June 28, 2011 by Chuck Donovan Five Impacts of the New York Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    The New York legislature’s June 24 vote to redefine the family and recognize homosexual marriage will have a number of short-term and long-term impacts within and well beyond the Empire State.[1] The vote does not signal an end to the now two-decade fight over the meaning of marriage. A new phase—not an endgame—has begun. Here are five key impacts whose full import will…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

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  • Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper posted March 6, 2013 by Danielle Hanson Assessing the Harlem Children’s Zone

    The Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ or the Zone), an educational and social service organization, is seeking to transform central Harlem by increasing educational opportunities for students and working to strengthen families. The HCZ has attracted wide interest as a pioneering educational and social welfare organization in New York City because it has brought a unique and…

  • Issue Brief posted November 28, 2012 by Matt A. Mayer Five Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

    Some East Coast politicians seem to view Hurricane Sandy and the federal money for the recovery effort as some sort of lottery that they have hit. This mentality is best summed up in a Bloomberg News headline: “Sandy Seen as Stimulus, Thanks to Rebuilding.”[1] This view is grossly mistaken. Nonetheless, this episode provides an opportunity to teach America’s political…

  • Issue Brief posted October 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Fifty-Third Terror Plot Foiled Since 9/11: Bombing Targets U.S. Financial Hub

    On Wednesday, federal authorities arrested a man outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan in an attempt to detonate a van he believed to be laced with explosives. The man had been under close surveillance by the FBI for some time, and the explosives were rendered inoperable. While it appears that the public was never in danger, this latest attempted attack…

  • WebMemo posted November 20, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Foiling 43rd Terror Plot Test for Administration’s Priorities

    On November 20, the mayor of New York City announced the arrest of Jose Pimentel. Pimentel, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Dominican Republic, was charged with a number of offenses in connection with a terrorist bomb plot. Allegedly, Pimentel drew inspiration from al-Qaeda to attack postal facilities, police stations, and U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq…

  • Backgrounder posted September 12, 2011 by Brett D. Schaefer Prohibit Federal Support for a New U.N. Building Until the U.N. Provides Detailed Information

    Abstract: Negotiations to sell or otherwise transfer the Robert Moses Playground property in New York City to the United Nations for the construction of a second tower have proceeded quickly over the summer, and a final deal appears to be imminent. Regrettably, these negotiations have not included robust congressional consultation even though the associated costs…

  • WebMemo posted June 28, 2011 by Chuck Donovan Five Impacts of the New York Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    The New York legislature’s June 24 vote to redefine the family and recognize homosexual marriage will have a number of short-term and long-term impacts within and well beyond the Empire State.[1] The vote does not signal an end to the now two-decade fight over the meaning of marriage. A new phase—not an endgame—has begun. Here are five key impacts whose full import will…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

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