Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney.
News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>
By Tom Feeney Jr. When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>
When Bill Thompson issued a recent audit questioning the high school graduation rate claims of the Bloomberg administration, the Department of Education enlisted its prestigious outside auditor, Ernst & Young, to rebut the comptroller's findings. But the E&Y partner who signed the unusual Ju ... More >>
If the latest poll numbers are to be believed, Bill Thompson is now a real candidate for mayor. So it's time for all of us in the media to start treating him like one, and for him to start sounding like one.
He hardly sounded like the measured and thoughtful man we know him to be when he called fo ... More >>
by Johanna Barr and Tom Feeney Jr.
In this week's Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett reports on the Bloomberg administration's "failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency" in its handling of the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007. Those involved reached out to the Voice in reaction to th ... More >>
By Wayne Barrett and Lucy JordanThe Voice's cover story this week, "Bloomberg's Biggest Scandal--the Deutsche Bank Fire--Should Be His Downfall" -- examined the determination of top city officials, including Bloomberg's longtime top deputy Dan Doctoroff, to ignore the risk of installing Bovis ... More >>
Sarah Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein spent his July 4 in Fairbanks, Alaska, issuing a four-page statement warning news organizations not to investigate allegations printed by the Voice last October.Talk about waving a red flag in front of a bull. Van Flein's famous client had announced her upcoming ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been
flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
Does anyone remember that the Democrats came within 500 votes last year of having a 33 to 29 majority in the New York State Senate, a margin that would have averted the current chaos and maybe even led to passage of the gay marriage bill? It took three months for the Board of Elect ... More >>
The Times recently pointed out that while President Obama makes a lot of noise about shutting down overseas tax havens, there's an "onshore Cayman Islands" right here on the eastern seaboard: the little state of Delaware.Two thirds of the Fortune 500 use Delaware to cut down on their state taxes, th ... More >>
George TillerKeith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow devoted much of their MSNBC shows last night to the assassination of George Tiller. Maddow actually led with a headshot of Michael Griffin, the first abortion-doctor murderer, who killed Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola, Florida in 1993. She then moved on to ... More >>