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  • Blogs

    September 21, 2014

    Rice, Peterson NFL Scandals Really About Liberals' Plan to Pussify America, Say Rightbloggers

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]The NFL hasn't been having a great time of it lately, PR-wise (though its TV viewership numbers seem not to have suffered): Now even non-fans know that Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was seen cold-cocking his fiancee and Minnesota Viki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Joe Lhota Wrote Some Buzzfeed Listicles, and They're A Little Sad

    It's Election Day Eve, and Joe Lhota is still trying very hard to be your mayor. The latest polls show that about 65 percent of likely voters are planning to pull the lever for Bill de Blasio, versus 24 percent for Lhota. Those polls are, incidentally, about the same as where they were three weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Wonkette: Once "Absolutely Independent" James O'Keefe Was Bankrolled by Andrew Breitbart

    In the fall of 2009, Jame O'Keefe was just coming on the scene with a video which would successfully, if deceitfully and dishonestly, dismantle ACORN. At that point in time, O'Keefe was railing that he was "absolutely independent." In the first investigative piece we wrote for this publication, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Arizona and Michigan: Super Tuesday Pregame Is a Romney-Santorum Standoff

    Tonight is the night... for more primaries. Arizona and Michigan are next up for primaries as voters in these states have until this evening to choose their favorite Republican presidential candidate. Contrary to popular belief, these two primaries are actually worth something: Arizona will award 29 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Re-Occupies Foreclosed Home in East New York: A Report From the Scene

    Nick Pinto​Occupy Wall Street organizers ushered in a new phase of their movement yesterday when about 400 people participated in a collaborative takeover to re-occupy a vacant foreclosed home in East New York for a homeless family of four. The afternoon's event, part of a collaborative Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Mnemonic Devices to Help You Remember Daylight Savings is Ending

    ​As we exclusively reported yesterday, daylight savings is ending late tonight (technically tomorrow morning) at 2 a.m.. On the plus side, you will get one more hour of sleep. Unfortunately, this will be at the expense of a full season's worth of sunlight, vitamin D, and your sanity. Nonethele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2011

    Rightbloggers Work on the Nixonization of Occupy Wall Street

    The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread nationally and internationally, making it hard for even the American media to belittle it. This reality seems to have caught up to the rightbloggers who, as we saw a few weeks back, were at first eager to dismiss the phenomenon as a silly hippie effusion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Right-Wing Sites Succumb To Silly Occupy Wall Street Conspiracies

    A wave of reports "exposing" the secret liberal money behind the Wall Street occupation has been cresting over the right-wing blogosphere, which has been at a loss to explain how a movement of dumb dirty hippies has managed to build up attention and support rather than explode or fade away. The answ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    On Shutdown Budget Deal, Rightbloggers Agree: Planned Parenthood is Evil

    Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan. The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O'Keefe Sting; New York Times Blames Rape Victim?

    ​Two distinctly icky stories dominate media news this Wednesday, with none bigger than the mess at National Public Radio following yesterday's release of a hidden camera video by the right-wing videographer and activist James O'Keefe. The public radio organization scrambled as a result of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Republican Secret Camera Scam Artist Fools NPR, But Also Muslim-Hating Bloggers

    ​James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    A Potential Article For the Tea Party Magazine

    My, What a Teeny Hat That Patriot Is Wearing​The official Tea Party magazine, the Tea Party Review, is set to be released next week. They recently announced some of the stories they will be running, including "Obama's War on the First Amendment... and the Rest of the Constitution" and "The Lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Andrew Breitbart's Teabugger Busted, Prompting Nuclear Breitbart Media Response

    ​Screamy shoutcreature Andrew Breitbart openly championed James O'Keefe, the proto-Young Republican who was involved in entrapping community organizing organization ACORN in a prostitution "sting," who was then involved with wiretapping Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's office, which he was fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Gets an Attack Ad

    Here's your first anti-Andrew Cuomo ad of the pre-season, sponsored by New Yorkers for Growth, a pro-business group that got 10 grand from local GOP boss Ed Cox and who want you to know that Cuomo has gone easy on... the Working Families Party, whose corruption has led to out-of-court settlements ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    OPP: James O'Keefe, ACORN and Landrieu Stinger, Ran Racist Forum

    ​James O'Keefe, the videographer famous for taking down ACORN (and infamous for trying to take down Senator Landrieu), organized a speaking forum for white supremacists, and was even photographed manning the event's merchandise table. The hate watchdog group One People's Project photographed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Barrett: Bill DeBlasio, Public Advocate or Teachers Union Patsy?

    ​Bill deBlasio may have set a record with his first-day-on-the-job thumping by the New York Post last week. Under the headline "ACORN's City Hall branch," a Post editorial, posted at 1:40 on the morning of deBlasio's second day as public advocate, blasted his announcement that he was forming a ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    Gunning for the Working Families Party

    Landlords, lawyers fire at will

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    De Blasio, Others Subpoenaed on WFP; "ACORNing" Suspected

    Remember when Randy Mastro and some Staten Island voters sued because they said Data and Field Services had willfully undercharged Working Families Party candidate Debi Rose, and thereby injured the voters' rights? WFP's now getting more heat of a similar nature. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2009

    NY-23: It's all over but the whining, the begging, and maybe the lawsuit

    ​Douglas Hoffman, the independent challenger who lost and conceded and unconceded and re-lost the race to fill a traditionally Republican seat upstate, has given himself the weekend to decide if he's going to drag the whole thing into court.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Hoffman-Owens Race in Full Swing, Police Called

    While we slog through our local races here in sleepy Gotham, the NY-23 Congressional election remains hilarious. Last weekend Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava "suspended" her campaign, in which she had come under merciless assault by supporters of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman and was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Christie Wins

    The folks at NJN News are taking an exceedingly, exit-poll-informed pro-Christie view, so in the spirit of the evening let's just call -- oops, we're informed by our boss (Gene Evans in Park Row) that they're calling Jersey for Chris Christie. That's odd, NewsMax just told us that ACORN was "gearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Down-Ticket, What Has Become of Our Beautiful Losers?

    In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by StWiltshire. The last full week of the election campaign was sorta fun -- as it should have been with Mayor Bloomberg spending $37,000 an hour on it. And it worked: the big papers endorsed him, as did another Democrat, and polls showed him way out of Bill Thompson's reach. We still su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Debi Rose Campaign Joins Us in Accusing Mitchell Of Actually Running

    Remember when we said that the Randy Mastro suit against the Working Families Party, charging they gave the Debi Rose campaign improper favors via Data and Field Services undercharges, might precipitate an attempt to revive the campaign of Ken Mitchell? Mitchell was defeated by Rose in the Democrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    More right-wing agita in NY-23

    ​The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava. Scozzaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    White House Attack on Fox: Everybody W(h)in(e)s?

    ​A cynical person might ask how much Rupert Murdoch is paying the White House. This weekend Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," that the network is "undertaking a war against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Conservatives Attack Republican in NY-23; Democrat Smiles

    Republicans usually have an advantage in New York's 23rd Congressional District, but in the campaign to replace Congressman John McHugh there, conservatives have gone all out to attack the Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava. It's not that they're fond of Democrat Bill Owens (though, like most u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Right Wing Gillibrand Continues to Destroy Democratic Party

    ​Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand blogged about her unyielding support to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. We have to wonder, what happened to the too conservative Gillibrand that was once predicted? When Gov. Paterson tapped her from New York's Republican-leaning 20th di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    McHugh Finally Confirmed as Army Chief, Heating Up Humorous Congressional Race

    Longtime New York Republican congressman John McHugh (pictured, right) was finally cleared last night to become Obama's Secretary of the Army by the Senate. Kansas senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts had been blocking his nomination for months, because they thought Obama was going to send Guantan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Primary Over But -- Questions Remain!

    Now that the poorly-attended primary election is over, what droplets of meaning can be wrung from it? Some people think Mark Green (pictured), who finished second to Brooklyn councilmember Bill de Blasio in the public advocate race and will face him in a runoff on September 29, is played out in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Primary Day Continues with Flag-Burning Flyer

    ​Primary Day looks like it's going pretty much as usual -- that is, quietly -- though Azi Paybarah has found this last-minute flyer calling Manhattan city council candidate Ydanis Rodriguez an "anti-American flag burner." Rodriguez, considered the front-runner, has seven opponents and none has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Code Pink Saves Queens Gold-Star Mother's Home

    Queens is the foreclosure capital of New York City, and till recently it looked as if Jocelyne Voltaire was going to become another, especially sad statistic. Just weeks after her son was killed in Iraq, Voltaire found herself unable to keep up with the accelerating interest rate of her mortgage (he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Obama, McCain Tell Lame Jokes at Al Smith Dinner

    This charity dinner has been held every year since 1945, and apparently has gone steadily downhill, at least since the years when candidates drank. We understand half of LBJ's jokes were about his pecker, and the other half were about fucking Alice Glass. But seriously, folks, these guys kinda suck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    NY's Rightwing Papers Work GOP's Anti-Obama Angles

    New York's remaining rightwing dailies are doing their part to spread the Republican Party's dangerous-radical-Obama message. A New York Post reporter journeys to Cleveland for an "exclusive" report on two Ohioans who claim they were inveighed to register multiple times by ACORN, the affordable-hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    McCain-Obama Debate Rightwing Reax: We Won, By Which We Mean We Lost

    Among top rightbloggers, an eerie calm descends: they of course insist on McCain as victor but, perhaps as a result of another 500 point Down drop, without much enthusiasm. The kids at National Review's The Corner treat self-proclaimed victory as if it were a consolation prize. Por ejemplo, Lisa Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Union Protesters to Wall Street: Bullshit, Bastards, Etc.

    Union members converged on Wall Street yesterday to protest the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout. Here's Reuters' expurgated report: "Signs read 'No Blank Checks For Wall Street' and 'Our Hard-Earned Pensions Are Not Up For Grabs.' Protesters cheered repeated calls for the government to spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Celebrity War Over Ratner in Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn celebrity war has been joined. Bruce Ratner, the would-be bringer of the Nets to Brooklyn and builder of Manhattan-style apartment towers on Atlantic Avenue, got the jump in 2003, when he hauled up Jay-Z to make an awkward speech the day Ratner unveiled his project. Yesterday, it wa ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    October 25, 2005

    Coalition of the Unwilling

    Counter-recruiters arm potential GI's with facts about the war in Iraq

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2005

    Is Gotbaum Master of Her Domain?

    Public Advocate candidates dispute what's eminent and imminent in the Atlantic Yards deal What's worse, feigning ignorance or being ignorant? That is the question raised by the latest attack by public advocate candidates Andrew Rasiej and Norman Siegel on the woman they each want to unseat, incumbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2005

    Bill Thompson Wins!!

    He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponent—except time As the massive crowd of pols, activists, and union members crammed on to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning, Councilman Robert Jackson revved up the crowd with shouts of "Who's not endorsing Bill Thompson?" The a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2005

    Democrats Miss Key Endorsement

    Democratic mayoral candidates hoping for a boost from the Working Families Party won't get one, at least for now: The party announced today that while "several candidates enjoy substantial support" within the party, so far none of the candidates "been able to put together the two-thirds vote on the ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2004

    Voting in the Rain

    In one of the poorest corners of America, voters turned out in droves

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003
  • Books

    August 19, 2003

    Apartheid, American-Style?

    A Longtime City Planner Looks at East New York's Decline—and Possible Resurgence

  • News

    October 22, 2002

    Foreclosing on Bed-Stuy

    Predatory Loans Have Residents Seeing Red

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Uptown Shuffle

    Buildings Crumble, Owners Dance

  • News

    April 17, 2001

    From the Subprime to the Ridiculous

    Mayoral Candidates Huff and Puff on Predatory Lending

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    The Grinch of the Grand Concourse

    Landlord Warms Up to Rudy but Chills Tenants

  • News

    April 4, 2000
  • News

    November 16, 1999

    This Used to Be My Playground

    Giuliani’s Plans for a Parade Grounds Ballpark Leave Kids Out in the Cold

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