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Election Day

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2014

    Rightbloggers Take Back the Culture with Anti-Feminist Tumblr, Religious Film Reviews, Etc.

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature] Let's be honest -- we really don't want to talk about last week's big, horrible news stories. The Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 story is too disturbing and, aside from the usual it's-all-Obama's-fault knee-jerks, not much diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    The Daily Show Attends A Pre-Election Victory Party With a Dick Pic-Snapping Bill de Blasio

    Election Day is finally here, and you could cut the tension with -- well, just about anything, really. The dull edge of a key. A butter knife coated in marshmallow fluff. A newborn kitten's tiny, gummy teeth. That's because, as you're probably well aware, the main contests are all pretty much deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    [UPDATE]: Prop 8 and DOMA Head To The Supreme Court

    UPDATE: According to the New York Times, the Supreme Court agreed this afternoon to decide on the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 appeal and the Defense of Marriage Act.It is, arguably, the most significant social battle in America's courts since Roe v. Wade or even Brown v. the Board of Educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Big Lobbyist Battle For Medical Reefer in New York Begins

    New York has had the whole medical marijuana conversation for a while (end result: fail) and legalizing marijuana, if only for medical purposes, has its twists and turns here. Even with the roll back of the draconian Rockefeller drug laws by Cuomo, being the world capital of weed arrests sure doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg's Super PAC Scores Victories (And Losses) On Election Night

    Last week, we reported on the millions spent by the Hozziner's self-constructed super PAC on House campaigns across the country in the lead-up to Election Day. The money was sent to candidates that the Mayor shared similar views with, whether it was on education, small business initiatives or same-s ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 7, 2012

    Sorry Has Nothing to Be Sorry For

    The Public mounts Richard Nelson's moving new play

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2012

    Priorities: On Eve of Election, Rightbloggers Rage at Slightly Sexy Obama Ad

    With less than two weeks till Election Day, rightbloggers have rolled out what they perceive to be the Heavy Cannon for their assaults on President Obama. For example: When Obama operative Jen Psaki appeared on an MSNBC show and joked to the host that "the good news for you is I showered this mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Obama, Romney and the Political Silence of Gun Control

    On Friday, America witnessed true terror on the television - in Aurora, Colorado, over 70 people were shot by a madman at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. James Eagan Holmes, the suspect now in custody, had been planning the attack for months and, inside of his apartment yesterday, poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Big Apple's Unemployment Rate Hits 10% Again

    We hate the phrase 'double-dip,' especially when it becomes an unfortunate reality.In September of 2009, as President Obama's stimulus package was beginning to leak into the economy, New York City's unemployment rate hit its peak of 10.1% and stayed there for six months. Since then, the job num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    'I Love Mike Bloomberg' Is the New Get Out of Jury Duty Free Card

    ​The New York Post reports that three potential jurors were relieved of their jury duty when they told a judge that they loved Mayor Bloomberg (or, that they knew him too well to be fair in the upcoming trial of his former political consultant, John Haggerty, who stands accused of stealing $1. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Rightbloggers Compare Large National Protests (Union) Unfavorably with Large National Protests (Koch Brothers)

    Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union. Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Sam Amidon, Slightly Cracked Folk-Singer Extraordinaire, Is Playing The Kitchen November 19-20

    ​The roving, placid, pleasingly off-putting Sam Amidon, he of the dulcet voice and occasional blood-curdling mid-murder-ballad screams, is an SOTC favorite, soothing and off-putting in equal measure, so you know that an event titled "An Evening With Sam Amidon" will deliver at least a few mome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Jimmy McMillan Sells Out, Officially; May Be Able to Pay Rent (Video)

    ​Jimmy McMillan, the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy and surprise "star" of New York's recent gubernatorial debate, has about an iceberg's chance in hell of getting elected tomorrow, but he doesn't seem too depressed about that. We mentioned recently that he'd been offered an endorsement deal from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    New York City's Board of Elections: Chaos, Madness, The Absolute Worst?

    ​Those in New York City responsible for seeing that the Great American Democratic Process goes smoothly -- the Board of Elections -- has had a complete shitshow of an election season. Or has been the complete shitshow of New York's election season -- which, given Charlie Rangel, Carl Paladino, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010

    ELECTION FEVER

    The elephant in the theater

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Hipster Runoff: Williamsburg District Leader Seat Election Still Being Counted

    ​Young, handsome, black-framed Lincoln Restler -- he of the New Kings Democrats, who're out to change the face of Brooklyn's Democratic leadership, starting with embattled Brooklyn Democrat leader/scumbag Vito Lopez -- is still having his votes counted in an election against the pro-Lopez Warr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Is Pedro Espada Buying Votes With Jobs?

    ​The re-election campaign of Pedro Espada Jr. -- the New York state senator who made Albany go haywire when he betrayed the Democrats to go Republican only to betray Republicans to be lured back as an exponentially more powerful Democrat -- was just profiled by Nick Rizzo for Capital New York. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Is The Bloom Off The Bloomberg?

    ​So Michael Bloomberg bought himself a third mayoral term by spending the gross national product of New Guinea. I know this because I read about it on Bloomberg.com last night. And how do we feel about this unsurprising development? Well, the guy may be obscenely rich and extremely willing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election Day 2009: 6 Losers to Watch!

    It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Man Hangs Cat, Videos It

    ​Great -- on uneventful Election Day, a kitten-torturing story. Granted it's in Syracuse, but unlike previous kitten torture stories, this one's got a techonology angle: Rascell Williams is accused of hanging the kitten by its neck and videotaping it -- and don't think we haven't got crack tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Mr. Lif on the Election, I Heard It Today, and Nas

    Tonight, Mr. Lif headlines the Knitting Factory Main Space, 74 Leonard Street, 212-219-3006. "I'll be looking to move to a different planet." Proof that Mr. Lif can bring the funny. In 2006, Mr. Lif dropped choice darts for the President, the former President, and women who need to scrub harder. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Election Story: "Patience" in NYT, "Chaos" in the Post

    A hundred years ago, there were forty-eight daily newspapers in New York City. Now there are far fewer, but some range of editorial style persists. Take for example today's stories on this year's expected voting turnout: The New York Times headline: "Elections Board Expects High Turnout and Long Li ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008

    JOLLY GOOD

    It's a knees-up in Brooklyn

  • Columns

    October 30, 2007
  • Columns

    November 21, 2006
  • Columns

    June 6, 2006
  • Columns

    May 30, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Brooklyn's Surprise Posterchild

    So which candidate got the most posters on the most lampposts on the most-traveled Brooklyn thoroughfares to catch the eye of commuters on Election Day morning? Bloomberg, with his bottomless campaign pockets? Ferrer, with his diehard troop of Latino and African-American supporters? Boro prez Marty ... More >>

  • Books

    September 6, 2005

    Screenplays and Seductions

    Werewolves of Fairfield: New Moody goes pre–9-11

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2005

    Advocate Race: Debt Be Not Proud

    Last week a Power Plays item misstated city campaign finance rules on loans from candidates to their own campaigns—and did so in a way that obscured a major strategic (and personal) gamble by Andrew Rasiej. As reported earlier, Campaign Finance Board records show that 36 candidates have taken ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Others

    Translating NYC's ethnic politics for Asians and Middle Easterners

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2005

    We Now Join The Race In Progress

    The July 4 holiday has passed, the Olympic vote is over, and baseball's All Star break is here. That means that—finally—there's little else to talk about now but the New York City mayoral campaign. Of course, the campaign's been around for months (the candidates spent more than $13.6 mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2005

    NYC Pols Play Numbers Game

    There's more good news for Mike Bloomberg on Friday—the city's unemployment rate is down to 5.2 percent, the latest gift for a mayor enjoying a fractured Democratic opposition and an almost bottomless campaign war chest. Consider that Rudy Guiliani cruised to reelection despite a 9.9 percent un ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2004

    Unquiet Riot

    Media come out slugging after the NBA brawl in Detroit, throw in sucker punches, 'moral' lessons

  • News

    October 19, 2004

    The Ground War

    Hanging with the Florida troops out to win—and keep—a Kerry victory

  • Specials

    September 21, 2004
  • Theater

    September 14, 2004

    Finley Toons Up

    What George Bush truly deserves: Karen Finley's vision of his sex life with Martha Stewart

  • Specials

    July 27, 2004
  • Specials

    July 20, 2004
  • News

    July 6, 2004

    Block the Vote

    A modest proposal for shortening the lines on Election Day

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    How Bloomy Bloomed

    Blunders, Billions, and Backstabbing Beat Green

  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Bush-Wacked

    Post ‘Wacky’ for W., Takes New Rightward Plunge

  • Home

    December 26, 2000
  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Democracy in Chains

    Slavery’s Legacy Shackled the Black Vote—And Cost Gore Thousands of Ballots

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Nader, Schmader!

    A Third-Party Alternative? Try the Working Families Party.

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The Apathy Myth

    What Really Keeps 100 million Americans From Voting

  • Specials

    October 31, 2000
  • News

    November 3, 1998
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