Jon Campbell is a staff writer at the Village Voice, where he specializes in narrative journalism with a focus on legal issues and criminal justice. He began his career in California, and is a recipient of the 2009 Freedom of Information Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He holds a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Also, he made a beer.
4 days ago | Donald Trump
If Donald Trump really wants to “drain the swamp” in Washington, choosing billionaire Michigan GOP activist Betsy DeVos to be education secretary may not be such a bad idea after all; she’s a political operator who has made it her life’s mission t...
6 days ago | News
Congress today took a major step toward killing the Affordable Care Act, using an unusual procedure to lay the groundwork for an eventual repeal that would leave as many as 30 million people uninsured. It’s the culmination of a 6-year-long effort ...
14 days ago | Gravity Knives NYC
Late on New Year’s Eve, in addition to thumbing his nose at legislation that would have provided the poor with badly needed legal representation, Governor Andrew Cuomo snubbed virtually every criminal justice advocacy group in the state when he ve...
29 days ago | Politics
New York's Public Service Commission is considering banning private energy retailers from the state's residential market and plans to hold an evidentiary hearing on the matter, the latest in a series of dramatic shake-ups in the state's utilities ...
1 month ago | Staten Island
A far-right Austrian political party with Nazi roots, which recently signed a “cooperation agreement” with Vladimir Putin, may have a friend on Staten Island. (Those are words we never thought we’d be typing.) Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of th...
1 month ago | Immigration
Any plans the de Blasio administration had to destroy records of undocumented New Yorkers related to the IDNYC card program may have to wait. A court on Monday granted a restraining order that prevents the purging of records that probably shouldn’...