Hopefully, Andrew Cuomo already has a copy of The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975, the new biography by former state senator Seymour Lachman and ex-Newsday reporter Rob Polner, the same team that delivered insider tales of Albany fixers in Three Men in a ... More >>
Disgusted with boomer pols who have their thumbs up their asses, New York's old-timers are stepping up and trying to get it done. As you may have noticed, former MTA head and current Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, 73, was given the job of announcing the new state budget plan while Governor P ... More >>
It wasn't your overdue mortgage.
The most interesting thing about the just-concluded auto industry bailout hearings in D.C. today (the Times' liveblogging of which has just concluded) was the apocalyptic tone of many of the Representatives. After a wonkish beginning ("equal sacrifice," blah blah) the rhetoric escalated from Rep. Ka ... More >>
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