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Kathy Hochul is gaining confidence as her campaign to be elected to a full gubernatorial term marches forward.  With less than two months to go, Hochul is leading challenger Lee Zeldin by 5-15 points, depending on the poll.  Hochul may think this gives her a mandate to act as tyrannical or corrupt as she pleases, but her hubris should be her undoing.

“Und hier ist meiner Meinung nach, was wahr ist: MAGA-Republikaner respektieren die Verfassung nicht. Sie glauben nicht an den Rechtsstaat. Sie erkennen den Willen des Volkes nicht an. Sie weigern sich, die Ergebnisse einer freien Wahl zu akzeptieren, und sie arbeiten gerade jetzt, während ich spreche, in einem Bundesstaat nach dem anderen daran, Partisanen und Kumpels die Macht zu geben, Wahlen in Amerika zu entscheiden, und Wahlverweigerer zu befähigen, die Demokratie selbst zu untergraben.”

– Joe Biden

Kathy Hochul is on the campaign trail, and she is deciding who qualifies as a “real New Yorker.” In her mind, New Yorkers are docile, sheepish people who wait in breadlines for handouts and are desperate for direction and instruction.  Anyone who can’t go along with her vision should simply get out of New York.

On August 23, as part of the ongoing litigation between a group of students and Yeshiva University, the court ruled that Yeshiva University must immediately recognize the YU Pride Alliance as an official campus club rather than being allowed to wait until the appeals process has been completed.

Hardly a week goes by without the claim being made that America is a systemically racist country to its core.  Despite decades - centuries even - of Americans trying to live up to the Founding creed, there will be those who use the original sin of our nation as a weapon to earn power and superiority to others.  They work to make sure that racism in America never dies.