It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>
Manhattan Congressman Charlie Rangel may be (but definitely is) a tax cheat. But he's no hater.The congressman yesterday announced that he's joining 25 other members of Congress in their support for the NoH8 campaign, a "global art protest project" in opposition to California's Proposition 8, which ... More >>
Arizona is known for a few things: the Grand Canyon, its beautiful sunsets...and for having some of the dopiest, gun-loving, hillbilly politicians in the entire country.Enter Arizona Congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who said in a recent interview that A) Middle Easterners look like M ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court moments ago handed down a ruling on whether Arizona's controversial "breathing while brown" immigration law violates the Constitution.Details of the Court's decision are unclear at the moment -- it literally just happened a few minutes ago -- but according various med ... More >>
In the post-occupation hangover, a (or the) big question is whether or not and to what extent Occupy Wall Street's message will have managed to translate into actual policy. OWS itself has strenuously refused to get involved in coming up with any legislation, since the movement wants to esche ... More >>
Decades ago, when I was new to the pages of the Voice and when my work actually appeared on pages, I was visited at the office by state investigators. They had in their hands a campaign filing by Al Vann, then a young and ballsy assemblyman from the heart of Bed Stuy. I was astoni ... More >>
Following revelations that he made political contributions in what's apparently a direct violation of MSNBC's Code of Ethics, Keith Olbermann has been indefinitely suspended from MSNBC. If there's any other way to react to a media bombshell like this other than "Wow," we'd sure like to know.
Rumsfeld Steps Onto the Demos' Target Range