Posts by Richard Brodsky

Congressional and state legislative redistricting are hot, hot topics across the US.  In New York the issue is coming to a head and good intentions, political theory and hard politics are...
March 6, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
Congressional and state legislative redistricting are hot, hot topics across the US.  In New York the issue is coming to a head and good intentions, political theory and hard politics are...
March 6, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
There's an interesting fight in New York, about public employee pensions. This isn't the time to review the entire national debate about the level of benefits, defined contribution versus...
February 15, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
At the heart of the Karl Rove outburst against Clint Eastwood is a growing Republican discomfort with Obama's growing economic success.  The auto industry bailout (really a loan program) was the...
February 8, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a major decision that hints at an end to one of its' most irresponsible and dangerous practices, the issuance of secret 'exemptions" to its own fire...
February 2, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
I just spent a week in Moscow at an international anti-Nazi Conference. It was sparked by Russian self-interest in the growth of scary movements of the far, far right in some of their Baltic...
February 2, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
The periodic eruptions of anti-union spleen just re-occurred in Indiana.  The reactionary Republican majority is turning its' attention to private sector labor unions, the next logical step...
January 9, 2012 | Richard Brodsky
As we try to figure out what will absorb our intellectual and political energy in 2012, keep an eye on nuclear power, particularly the future of the Indian Point reactor on the banks of the Hudson a...
January 3, 2012 | Richard Brodsky