Happy New Year 2023. The Editors extend best wishes to our Readers and their families. May 2023 be filled with good health and prosperity. The New Year offers opportunities for a fresh start. Hochul will be inaugurated today in Albany. Already she is facing challenges from the far left flank of her party. Whether she can govern effectively for the next 4 years depends on her ability to maintain control. The political realignment of Hispanics, Asian Americans and Orthodox Jews into GOP ranks portends well for the future. Lee Zeldin has emerged as a dynamic young force in the national Republican party. Happy New Year 2023. It is likely to be an eventful year !!