In a tighter than expected race, Governor Andrew Cuomo has defeated his longshot Democratic primary challenger Zephyr Teachout. With 41 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press is declaring the governor the victor. His pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, has also defeated Teachou ... More >>
Zephyr Teachout Will Never Be Governor, So Why is Andrew Cuomo Worried?
It was a strange July morning in Lower Manhattan, and getting stranger by the minute. On the Brooklyn Bridge, sometime during the night, someone had swapped all the American flags for bleached white ones. As police and reporters swarmed the bridge, less than a mile away, in front of the 150-year-old ... More >>
Sunday in the Park by Georges Seurat Despite reports dripping with sarcasm (or maybe it was saliva) in the New York Post and other blue-blood rags about demonstrators at the Occupy Wall Street encampment feasting on gourmet vittles, my visit there this afternoon proved otherwise.
The state Republican convention opened Tuesday afternoon at the Sheraton Towers on Seventh Avenue and the first noise-making inside the hotel was from that old GOP warhorse, Richard Nixon. He came charging into the lobby like a Teabagger chasing down the last liberal. "Let me make it perfectl ... More >>
On the heels of Scott Brown's big win, Larry Kudlow, the CNBC rudderless anchor, is apparently considering a senate run against New York's Chuck Schumer, pushed by GOP and Tea Party allies and admirers. It would make Schumer the only incumbent known to be facing two reformed cokeheads in th ... More >>
For years we had this place all to ourselves, it seemed; feebs and hayseeds hated New York and, as the old saying went, wouldn't want to live here. Now the Times finds that between July 2007 and July 2008, our population grew by nearly 54,000 -- a "stunning" reversal, say demographers. 76,000 citize ... More >>
With the worst injustices gone from the Rockefeller drug laws, Randy Credico gropes for a new strategy to repeal them
A dodge-a-Republican crawl
Russell Simmons gets high on Rockefelleragain
A Bush Covert Operative Takes Over Al Sharpton's Campaign
Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop voteand maybe his wallet, too
Activists Fear a Compromise on Rockefeller Repeal
Coalition Sets Deadline for Repealing Rockefeller Drug Laws
Politicians Posture but Rockefeller Reforms Still Elusive
A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
Melita Oliveira Got Clemency. Now the INS Wants to Ship Her to Peru.
Prisoners' Relatives Assess Pataki's Drug Law Reform Plan
With Silvers Support, New York Gets Best Chance to Fix Rockefeller Drug Laws
Grandpa Al and Reverend Al in Senate Race Endorsement Flap
An Organizer Takes His Street Movement to Albany
An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws