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Jonathan Tasini

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Donald Trump Says He Saved the New York Daily News, Claims He's Tight With 'Blacks'

    ​Our country's current, most fake president candidate, the billionaire Donald Trump, won't shut up. Though the media is mostly playing his games, reporting on all of the dumb shit he says -- with the exception of the New York Observer, but that's complicated -- he also benefits from starting s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Gail Goode Is Good to Go Against Gillibrand in Primary

    ​Remember big-talking Harold Ford, Jr., from Memphis, who vowed to give our unelected senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, a run for her money in this fall's Democratic primary? And the even faster flash-in-the-pan candidacies of a clutch of congress members who also said Democrats deserved a choice a ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Harold Ford Jr. "Strongly Considering" Senate Race; Conservatives Give Him a Hand

    High Democratic operatives warned Steve Israel and others off challenges to Kirsten Gillibrand, but Harold Ford is unbossed, dammit, at least by the current bosses. The New York Post gleefully affords Harold Ford Jr. a front-page spot from which he announces, "I am strongly considering running for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Pete King Decides Against Senate Race

    ​Lots of movement in the 2010 Senate race today: shortly after imported prospect Harold Ford Jr. switched to a pro-gay-marriage stand in probable anticipation of a run at Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete King has backed off his latest "look" at entering the race. The Long Island Republican Congressman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Susan Molinari to Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand?

    The White House has effectively rebuffed all Democratic challenges to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, save for the exception of Jonathan Tasini and (possibly) Harold Ford Jr. And having lost Rudolph Giuliani as a contender, the GOP is now down to (maybe) Pete King. Or are they? The Staten Island Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Polls: Kirsten Gillibrand Loses to Bill Thompson, Does Better in Split Field

    This morning's Quinnipiac poll showing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand trailing former Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, 41-28 percent in a prospective 2010 race is somewhat countered by the new Siena Poll, which shows her leading a "Democratic field" of Thompson, former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2009

    Rev. Billy, Local Pols Protest Stella D'oro Closing, Want Govt. to Act

    ​ At right, Reverend Billy (in white) and New York Senate candidate Jonathan Tasini at Stella D'oro Rally. Photos by Candice M. Giove. The now-unemployed bakers of the septuagenarian cookie company Stella D'oro , various union representatives and cause sympathizers spewed vitriol at the priv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Dem Loyalists Keep Pestering Carolyn Maloney to Lay Off Gillibrand

    Now that Carolyn Maloney has let it be known that she'll challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for the Democratic Senate nomination next year, she's going to learn who her real friends are. We already know what the White House thinks of Maloney's apostasy. Now 60 Democrats, some old supporters of Maloney, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Hey, Guess What, David Paterson is Still Really Unpopular

    The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's been busy. Yesterday they released a poll on the legislature and how much we hate our state. Now they have new numbers on the Governor and other local characters. Will it surprise you to learn Paterson is unpopular? He's hanging in with a 61 percent disa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Rush Limbaugh Gives Key Support to Senate Candidate Tasini

    Jonathan Tasini, the labor activist who is thus far Kirsten Gillibrand's only announced opponent for the 2010 Democratic Senate nomination, is drawing a mere four percent in the polls, far behind unannounced Gillibrand opponet Carolyn Maloney. But he got a great gift the other day from Rush Limbaugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    On Third Avenue. Albany went coup-coup! Pedro Espada Jr. seized the state senate with the help of Hiram Monserrate and billionaire Tom Golisano. After some skirmishes, which saw Tom Duane appearing to lean GOP to save gay marriage, the Dems locked the chamber, but Espada got the key and the GOP w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Tasini, Defying Everyone, Runs Against Gillibrand

    Owlish labor activist Jonathan Tasini has nothing but guts. Back in 2006 he challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Senate nomination because he didn't like her crappy pro-war neo-liberalism. It was a suicide campaign for sure, but he managed to get 19.5 percent of the vote. Now, as Democrats ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 27, 2009

    Obama the Political Fixer Works New York's Senate Primary

    The president gets a hand in the back room

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Obama Speaks -- and Steve Israel Quits Race Against Gillibrand

    It all happened so fast. Earlier we told you that House members from New York Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel were threatening to take down Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010. A day later, NARAL gave Kirsten Gillibrand its endorsement -- about a year early. Today Politico carries a stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Public Servants on Parade: Hillary, Mike, and Shelly

    Hillary Clinton will get a big role, and a big roll call vote, at the Democratic Convention, and some observers claim she has thus pwn3d Obama, and even hint that she may seize the nomination. But onetime Hillary challenger Jonathan Tasini says in a New York Daily News Op-Ed that Hillary has only pw ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2008
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    September 19, 2006

    Anti-War Crowd Dogs Bush at the U.N.

    Protesters swamped Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations Tuesday as President Bush was inside pledging to deliver "democracy" to the Middle East. Most of the demonstrators were there to demand an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Though the NYPD had told leaders of the anti-war group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Primary Day's All About the Spread

    Since people in places like Haiti and the DRC line up for hours in the hot sun to vote despite the risk of political violence, there's no excuse for not casting a ballot in today's primary election. That said, this year's races are unusually lacking in suspense. With the exceptions of the 11th Cong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Hillary Clinton Called Me!

    No matter how often I receive phone calls from beautiful, famous, and powerful women, it's always a thrill. Hence the goosebumps when I lifted the receiver last night to here a firm voice proclaim, "This is Senator Hillary Clinton." I started to go into preliminaries: asking her how she and Bill ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    A Whole War for Just $1 a Day!

    The Bronx leg of Jonathan Tasini's whirlwind five-borough tour looked like the rest of the labor lawyer's quixotic bid against Sen. Hillary Clinton: It was a lackluster event ignored by the media. Tasini showed up to the main Bronx post office with two supporters, some placards, and an easel. His a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006
  • News

    June 6, 2006
  • News

    May 30, 2006

    Dem Party Animals

    As New York's Democrats prepare to take charge, reform vows take a backseat

  • News

    December 6, 2005

    Hillary's New Haters

    Anti-war lefties have had it with Clinton. Now they don't have to take it anymore.

  • News

    December 6, 2005
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    November 29, 2005

    Hillary Gets Two Surprise Challengers

    Anti-war underdogs take on Clinton, put Sheehan in a pickle

  • News

    October 14, 2003

    Organize This

    Warring Pens at the National Writers Union

  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Move to Sweden

    Freelancers' Best Hope for Affordable Insurance?

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Whistle-Blower Blues

    Is the Writers Union Censoring Its Critics?

  • Specials

    January 22, 2002
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    January 8, 2002
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    September 25, 2001

    Naming Names

    The New York Times Blacklists 13 Writers after WTC Report

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Shakedown on 43rd Street

    Freelancers Asked to Surrender Their Rights—Again

  • News

    February 20, 2001

    A Peach of a Contract

    'Savoy' Redefines Master-Slave Relationship

  • News

    October 24, 2000

    Here's Your Piece of the Pie

    Salon Reaches Out to Freelancers

  • News

    July 25, 2000

    Partners in Copyright Scam

    Contentville Mystifies Writers and Publishers

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    The Boston T-1 Party

    Times Co. to Freelancers: Sign, or Else!

  • News

    October 5, 1999

    The Digital Rights Dilemma

    National Writers Union Wins Landmark Decision for Freelancers. Maybe.

  • News

    August 17, 1999

    Labor of Love (And Words)

    National Writers Union Election Highlights Questions of Identity in the Electronic Age

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