As a political science professor whose areas of expertise are American government and elections, Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D. frequently serves as a political commentator in the local and national media. She teaches courses in American government, presidency, courts, voting, elections, public opinion, political parties, and research methods. She frequently comments on political and electoral issues in the media. She has recently had editorials published in both USA Today and The Washington Post and ahs been quoted in publications as varied as the New York Post, Journal News, and CBS News Interactive. She has done a good deal of radio, including NPR's Marketplace, WHUD, WVOX, and WCHE, Pennsylvania. She is also a frequent guest on local and national television with recent appearances on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox, Fox 5, WCBS, News12, Regional News Network (RNN), Richard French Live, WNBC, Good Day New York, Good Day Street Talk, and "On-line.com".
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This month, three major institutions -- the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army and the New York State Assembly -- have become embroiled in controversies involving allegations of sexual assault and harassment from powerful individuals within their ranks.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Malcolm Smith and five others paraded by television cameras and journalists on their way into the federal court in White Plains where, one after another, they pleaded not guilty to numerous corruption charges.
Much of the talk after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday focused on his plans to "enact the toughest assault weapon ban in the nation, period."
If you listened closely, however, it wasn't his talk about guns in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy that those in the audience were most interested in. Instead, the greatest applause was reserved for his announcement heralding a Women's Equality Act.