Robert Hornak

Politics Aside: The city that doesn’t work
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 1/17/2012 at 3:34PM

No sooner was it announced than we were told it was dead on arrival. Well, announced isn’t really the way to describe it; leaked would be better. Last week it came out that the official Office of the All-Intrusive Nanny State, otherwise known as the Department of Health’s Partnership for a Healthier New York City, [...]

Let’s set the record straight
Letters Letters 1/05/2012 at 5:45PM

Robert Hornak demonstrates, in his “Politics Aside” column of December 29, 2011, his lack of knowledge of both history and of the consequences of “fracking,” all the while making a blatant and undeserved attack on those opposed to the practice of the latter. While misusing a quote, i.e.: “We have nothing to fear but fear [...]

Politics Aside: The lie of the temporary tax increase
Opinion Robert Hornak 12/21/2011 at 9:33AM

When is a temporary measure, even with a set expiration date, not temporary? When it’s initiated by government, of course. How many times have we been confronted with the supposed risk of major calamity due to state and local government budget shortfalls? How many times were these supposed impending disasters staved off by “temporary” tax [...]

Politics Aside: Can New York City’s Titanic pension system be saved?
Opinion Robert Hornak 11/02/2011 at 11:18AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu are claiming to have made a deal of “historic” proportions for taxpayers by striking a deal to merge investment authority of the city’s five pension funds under the control of a single independent central management board, with full-time staff led by a newly-created Chief Investment Officer, who would [...]

Politics Aside: Wheel of Redistricting Fortune
News Robert Hornak 10/10/2011 at 11:20AM

Every 10 years the federal government orders a new census to be taken, and based on the shifts in population, new lines are drawn for legislative districts all across the country for federal, state and local offices. It’s one of the most basic and most important aspects of politics, and perhaps the most misunderstood and [...]

Queens GOP leadership in question
News Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 5:58PM

With the Queens political world already rattled, a storm has begun brewing on the horizon of the borough’s Republican Party. Two organizational meetings were held on September 28, during which two different men claim to have been elected Queens County Republican GOP leader. According to Robert Hornak, spokesperson for the Queens Republican Party, current chair [...]