Last week in D.C. the shutdown got shutdown, which as our previous columns show was not the result rightbloggers had been banking on. Indeed, in the final days of der Untergang, many of them were already spinning furiously, like Rich Lowry, whose broadcast from the National Review bunker was headlin ... More >>
Whoo, hey, everybody, government shutdown! Are you psyched? No? Well, that makes sense. It'll be expensive and embarrassing for the country, and you're not crazy. Rightbloggers, on the other hand, see in this mayhem an opportunity, and their hope is that this catastrophe will make America love them ... More >>
The NSA controversy, which continues to develop, has been useful in a lot of ways. It's gotten people talking after a long period of quiet about the surveillance powers of the state -- and whereas the national security state had legions of defenders back in post-9/11 days, in these post-post-9/11 da ... More >>
Kerflump, kerflump, kerflump. Hear that? It's the sound of Texas Governor Rick Perry riding an imaginary steed to New York and Connecticut, where he's set to launch a four-day tour next week in an attempt to herd local business back to Texas. Perry, whose presidential bid tripped up over an ad crit ... More >>
Last week rightbloggers remained occupied with the recent D.C. scandals, which some of them expect to result in the President's impeachment; they even have a March on Washington and a shady poll to give them hope. We expect they will result in some sort of impeachment, if only of certain people's ju ... More >>
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas, your gonzo guide to the Republican National Convention
As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>
Sam LevinAdvocacy group VOCAL-NY at a City Hall rally earlier this year. An HIV/AIDS advocacy group has got its hands on an internal government document that the group says is cause for major concern -- and not just because the city is making policy changes behind closed doors, advocates said ... More >>
Newt Gingrich badly wounded Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries. Now, Romney has to revive his campaign in Florida -- or risk losing the Republican ticket, the Spanish-language daily reports. The three distinct winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina prove Republicans' uncertaint ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
Earlier this year, Judge Francis Ricigliano showed sympathy for ailing 47 year-old Diane McCloud, who was serving 15-months in jail for petit larceny. He suspended her sentence in order for her to get on a heart transplant waiting list. The Daily News reports that McCloud appeared in front of ... More >>
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them. At this writing, there s ... More >>
Drawn and nickled and dimed
Sometimes it's really tough to figure out what's news in New York. Everywhere in America, and on every national cable channel, it's Tea Party talk all the time. Carl Paladino runs for governor as if he's a Tea Partier and knocks off the ballot the only candidate to actually file petition ... More >>
In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, President Obama has a 51 percent approval rating, and the same respondents disapprove of his handling of the economy (53 percent), the deficit (56 percent), and health care (53 percent). They approve of the way he handles terrorism (56 percent), and p ... More >>
Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But s ... More >>
As New York's Democrats prepare to take charge, reform vows take a backseat
Bad news for poor kids: Under new welfare law, state has to meet yet another 'quota' of cuts
While rooting the Yankees to a new home, Democratic political fixer Stanley Schlein failed his other clients
Union endorsements are dirty, if the mayor loses them
In the future shadow of the Nets, a Brooklyn nabe remembers what's at stake
Will Candidates Deliver for the African American Vote?
How a New Prescription-Drug Plan Could Drive Up Prices for the Elderly
Governor Strikes Strongman Pose, Wipes His Hands Clean
With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions
Sick Cops Claim the Department is Dodging the Law to Deny Them Benefits
Budget Blasts State Actions That Cost City Billions
City Quietly Hires a Crooked Consultant
The Peoples Republic Has Long Been Suspected of Selling Organs From Prisoners. Now One New York Doctor Knows the Rumors Are True.
For Most Americans, Tax Cuts Amount to Milk Money
Do Programs for Men Who Batter Women Work? No One Really Knows.
State Senator Velella Bugged by Bronx Pol
Tackling Cultural Taboos About Breast Cancer
Towns Raids House for His Pesticide Backers
Brooklyn Strikers Decry Developers Antiunion Antics
Feds Throw the book at Mumia Protesters
Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?
Executions Are Class Warfare
What will one elderly Woodstock resident do with the insurance windfall from a Times Square construction accident? Buy a hot plate.
A smoker fights the toughest addiction
HMO penny-pinching threatens a long-term romance