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Andrew Cuomo: Coffee, Tea, or Cappuccino?

(06 11 2010) Jerry Krase

Given the unfortunate hot breakfast drink metaphors "Tea Party" and "Coffee Party" that have been brewed to simplify the already simple-minded partisan political debate in...

So Who Has The Last Laugh?

(05 11 2010) Judith Harris

Some are saying that the Italian political situation is so surreal that it defeats any attempt at humor. They should think again. The comics are having a field day, and maybe a...

Blame it on Columbus

(13 10 2010) Jerry Krase

This year's reflection on the Columbus Day Parade in New York City has become much more problematic as at least one of the Italian American characters who was proudly marching in...

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, Vote for the Guy Whose Name Ends in “O.”

(12 06 2010) Jerry Krase

Two (or perhaps three) people with Italian-sounding last names are simultaneously running for governor of the State of New York. This means that Italian American voters will have...

The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise’s Inaugural Annual May Day Dinner Dance, Gala, and Reception

(12 04 2010) Joey Skee

Another blog post about a very real event parodying ongoing surreal phenomena.

Explaining American Politics Again: The Health of Democracy

(22 03 2010) Jerry Krase

It is difficult to explain why, in reference to the passage of HR3962 "The Affordable Health Care for America Act," so many people who will actually benefit from it protested...

Italy. Slouching into the New Decade

(05 01 2010) Judith Harris

Behind distracting and futile political catfights, real problems hurtle toward Italy, no less than other countries, but with a few specifically Italian aggravating factors

Bloomberg versus Berlusconi

(03 11 2009) Jerry Krase

As one looks closely at the behavior and battles of Bloomberg and Berlusconi it seems that, besides being big buck billionaires, they have a great deal more in common than lots of...

The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise's Inaugural Annual Reception, Gala, and Dinner Dance

(01 10 2009) Joey Skee

A blog post about a real event parodying very surreal events.

Serendipitous Encounters of an Italian-American Kind

(24 07 2009) Joey Skee

The shared histories of Neapolitan singer Alfredo Bascetta and political activist/film worker Gino Bardi are revealed by a Brooklyn walkabout.

Explaining American Politics: Sonia, Jeff (and Silvio): Judicial Temperament (Temperamentos judiciales de Sonia, Jeff (y Silvio)

(16 07 2009) Jerry Krase

In America, millions are sitting around the television and watching the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings the way they watched the recent Major League Baseball All Star Game. It...

Turning Back the Tide: It's Already Too Late Silvio

(14 05 2009) Jerry Krase

The Italian Right's comically frantic attempts to turn back the clock to a time when non-Italians hadn't polluted (or blessed) Italy's shores is guaranteed to fail (as are...

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