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New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

The Rangel Censure

Sarah Laskow | December 3rd, 2010
No one likes being scolded. It’s worse when it happens in front of your colleagues, and on C-SPAN, and when the event appears in the papers the next day. The House voted to ...

Four Loko: Not Your Daddy’s State-Approved Vice

Unlike big tobacco or beer, wine and liquor, the caffeinated alcoholic drink was undone by a lack of political clout
Sarah Laskow | November 19th, 2010
There’s a reason why Sen. Chuck Schumer has succeeded in his campaign to ban Four Loko. Those who disapprove of the drink have political clout. Those who like it, don’t. ...

Political Pros and Their Foes

Avi Zenilman | October 8th, 2010
The Democratic candidates for the three big statewide positions in New York are professional politicians, in the most formal sense of the word. Would-be Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

New York City Liberals Stare Down Cuomo

Avi Zenilman | September 15th, 2010
“I’m glad you all stayed up,” State Senator Eric Schneiderman told the cheering crowd at the Grand Hyatt. It was 1 a.m., the platters of cheese and curiously ...