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New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

Five Stories for the End of a Heatwave

Sarah Laskow | July 26th, 2011
When temperatures rocket over 100 degrees and don’t drop below 80, even at night, most of us don’t have the wherewithal to care about any news other than when the heat ...

Five Stories Not about Rupert Murdoch

Sarah Laskow | July 15th, 2011
The most scandalicious story this week — the closure of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World — had nothing to do with New York politics, per se. But any story ...

David Weprin in Brief (But Not Briefs)

A look at the Democrat's refreshingly tedious 2011 record
Sarah Laskow | July 12th, 2011
David I. Weprin, the Democratic Party’s candidate to fill Rep. Anthony Weiner’s now vacant seat, is supposed to be interested in the position because his political career ...

Same-Sex Marriage: What Happens Now?

Sarah Laskow | June 28th, 2011
On the grand, historical level of accounting, this past weekend’s victory for same-sex marriage advocates represents a victory for equality and for civil rights. The ...

Three Stories Not About Same-Sex Marriage

Sarah Laskow | June 24th, 2011
Whether you’re hoping your two wonderful friends might be able to tie the knot, or just crossing your fingers that the same-sex wedding boom might get you a job, if ...

New York’s Rent Regulation Laws Expire

Sarah Laskow | June 16th, 2011
New York’s rent regulation laws have expired before. In 1997, the legislature did not pass a new version of the law until five days after the previous iteration had run its ...