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The "Right" to Marry

(28 06 2011) Jerry Krase

Everyone is talking about the new New York State law that gives non-heterosexual couples the right to get married, but the belated law is really about recognizing homosexuals as...

Referendum in Italy: The Government Defeated. And Now What?

(14 06 2011) Judith Harris

Over half the country is rejoicing this week because a nationwide referendum drew a stunning turnout of over 57% of those eligible to vote, and four pieces of center-right...

The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise Funds the Documentary Film Baci Bocce!!!

(12 02 2011) Joseph Sciorra

While other organizations complain incessantly about negative media images of Italian Americans, the Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise is taking the...

WikiLeaks Revelation: the More Italy Changes... You Can Guess the Rest

(06 12 2010) Jerry Krase

I am beginning to get tired of hearing about the incompetence of the American Diplomatic Corps and US Intelligence Agencies as it seems to me that I have already heard (and...

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) Joseph Sciorra

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...

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