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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his nationwide 'Contract with America', which he is calling " The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality ". Like Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, the ...
by DemProgStrategist
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 11:03 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I tried to write a roundup of what's going down in New York on Saturday but was thwarted by the internet gnomes that were migrating Big Orange at the time. A lot has happened since then! Here's ...
by lipris
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 10:53 AM PDT with 98 Recommends
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the second largest group pf medical doctors in the nation, behind the AMA. This past week the ACP has issued its positions on how best to support and ...
by rserven
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Talk about journalism with an immediate impact. Last week's New York Times investigation of labor law violations and unhealthy working conditions for manicurists in the city's nail salons has ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:16 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Cross-posted at www.dlcc.org It took former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos an entire week to realize what every other New Yorker must have known the moment he was indicted on corruption ...
by DLCC
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 01:59 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) may issue a permit tomorrow reversed an earlier decision and ordered a full environmental review rather than issue a permit ...
by Albanius
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:19 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Hello all! This is your FINAL REMINDER DIARY about our upcoming NYC MEETUP with very special guest PEREGRINE KATE. Time to take a break from spring planting, lawn mowing and mulch spreading, ...
by kathny
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 06:06 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
NY Times: U.S. Must Do More on Civil Rights, Officials Agree “We must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to our promise,” James Cadogan, a senior Justice ...
by subir
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 01:31 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Didn't see anything on this. Dysfunction, anyone? [from the New York Times] ALBANY — The capital was thrown into familiar tumult on Monday as yet another of the state’s leaders fell from grace: ...
by la motocycliste
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 10:06 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
From the NY Times: Questioning of Garner Protesters in New York Renews Concerns About Police Practices Last December, as people arrested during protests related to the death of Eric Garner waited ...
by subir
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Hello again! This is your first friendly REMINDER DIARY about our upcoming NYC MEETUP with very special guest PEREGRINE KATE. It also comes with a request for help. Original plans for where ...
by kathny
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 09:51 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. The other two are Wisconsin and New ...
by rserven
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
In the part of Baltimore hardest hit by the recent riots and arson, more than a third of families live in poverty, median income is $24,000, the unemployment rate is over 50% , some areas burnt out ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 09:42 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan, the GOP nominee for the special election for New York's 11th Congressional district, handily won the seat on Tuesday night. Donovan is known nationally as the ...
by Applefries
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 06:41 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
For over two decades, Hugh Farley (R - Schenectady County) has frequently used his position as chairman of the Banking Committee in the New York State Senate to advance the interests of his deep-...
by Upstate Blue
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
For decades, State Senator Hugh Farley (R - Schenectady County) has been one of the largest allies of the banking and financial sectors in the New York State Legislature, often using his position ...
by Upstate Blue
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Over the past couple of days, I have written a series of diaries exposing New York State Senator Hugh Farley's (R - Schenectady County) consistent support of predatory banking practices that often ...
by Upstate Blue
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
An Update from NY: Sen Majority Leader Dean Skelos handed himself over to the FBI this morning on charges of corruption related to helping his sons company get contract with local governments. ...
by Kris LaGrange
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Nonviolence is not the problem, but officials’ nonviolence certainly is.
by alyceejl
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend