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About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email

Albany Corruption Trial Opens November 2


Ex-New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s trial set to begin Nov. 2.


Ice Cabrera  – Daily News

The NY Daily News Editorial Board urges the City Council to approve the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx despite the opposition of CM Rev Fernando Cabrera. The editorial urges legal authorities to investigate allegations of misconduct (potential extortion) regarding the community benefits agreement involving CM Cabrera.