Dominic Carter's blog

Don’t automatically assume Donald Trump is not running. Does "Birther" have traction

A television interview I did three years ago with the potential GOP presidential contender resurfaced this weekend on Fox News, Drudge, and all over the Internet. In it, Trump had harsh words for outgoing President George W.

If he keeps it up, there will be talk of another Cuomo in the White House

Critics argue the Governor’s budget will unnecessary hurt those that are most vulnerable, but what has been lost in the budget debate is almost overnight, Albany’s political process has been redefined, and for the better. The credit belongs to one person Governor Andrew Cuomo.


A few thoughts on this Sunday

Poor Mayor Mike

The mayor is going through major third term blues. Can you say Cathie Black. Now Black is only making matters worse as she didn’t just go away quietly. On the way out as School Chancellor, Black, after just 96 days on the job, raised the sexism card.


Cathie Black out, Dennis Walcott in. Right Choice Mr. Mayor

Cathie Black can hint at Sexism all she wants. She can declare she’s a warrior, but what she really needs to do is fess up and admit she was tone deaf with public school parents, and that she blew the opportunity of a lifetime.

Rev. Sharpton, President Obama & the Black vote. Has obama delivered?

If you don’t believe Al Sharpton is emerging as “the president” of black America, just look at who’s speaking Wednesday at his annual National Action Network conference: President Barack Obama.

Timing is important. The nation’s first black president has largely finessed the topic of race. But Obama is now facing growing criticism from some African-American leaders that he lacks a “black agenda.”

I will Never understand why. Another Foster Child that was severely beaten has died

Why?

Who fights for Kymell Oram?

All of us failed this 18 month old who was in foster care and wasn’t even old enough to talk to defend himself. He will never enjoy his pacifier again, and it's time to again pull out one of those little coffins that are used for babies. WHY?

A few Thoughts on this Sunday

Obesity, early death, teen pregnancy. The Bronx is the least healthy county in the state - An open letter to Bronx Residents.


The warning Bells are going off Bronxites. Warning, warning...

The recent headline from the University of Wisconsin study stood out to me like finding a crisp brand new 100 dollar bill on a sidewalk of Fordham Road, White Plains Road, or maybe 149th and 3rd Ave.


Cuomo speaks out on the new budget.

NYC education folks may not like the budget, but you have to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo credit from a political point of view. 

In only a few months in office, at least on the budget front, he has whipped Albany lawmakers into line. 



Is President Obama in trouble: Poll is not good news.

The President ought to be very careful or he may end up another Jimmy Carter, one and done.

President Obama was in Harlem last night raising money, but the warning bells are starting to get louder


New York has an on-time budget with a decrease in spending and no new taxes

This a major victory for New York’s new governor.

Late budgets became a major problem in New York State for Andrew Cuomo’s father Mario, who had three terms running NYS, but the younger Cuomo has delivered!

It seemed highly doubtful when Andrew Cuomo vowed he would close the 10 billion dollar budget gap with no new tax hikes or borrowing, but that is exactly what he has done.

Gov. Cuomo and lawmakers announced agreement Sunday on a $132.5 billion spending plan, clearing the way for the state's first on-time budget since 2006.



You will be missed Geraldine Ferraro

A strong argument could be made if there were no Geraldine Ferraro, there would be no Hillary Clinton or Sara Palin.

Ferraro pretty much shattered the glass ceiling in politics and that's a huge understatement.

Ferraro in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.



Mr. Mayor, it's not looking good. Your Legacy is on the line

With the bad news this week for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg--his lowest approval rating in eight years at just 39 percent, the Mayor’s Spokesman Stu Loeser says quote:

“The mayor is making tough choices in a difficult time, which is what people elected him to do.”


President picks Kansas, and not St. John's for March Madness

Every year the lst fan in chief, that is of course President Obama makes his annual March Madness selection.

Drum roll please……….The President is picking Kansas as the 2011 national champion.

Of course all of us in the NYC area are hoping for greatness for St. Johns or at least for Syracuse University, but the President doesn’t have much expectations from St. John’s.