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(by special correspondent David Attewell) As many of you have no doubt read, New York politics saw a major shock last week as 28-year old democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset Joe Crowley, one of the most powerful Democratic incumbents in the House. Canvassing in Astoria on Election Day, the takeaways were varied. (Full disclosure: I […]
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Recently, New York politics (maybe) changed dramatically, with Governor Andrew Cuomo brokering a deal that would see the so-called “Independent Democratic Conference” (IDC) rejoin the mainstream Democratic caucus and return control of the legislature (after a special election in a Democratic-leaning suburban district) to the party that a majority of New Yorkers voted for for […]
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On March 9, 2018
It’s been a while since I had some book news, but I wanted to let people know that the first of the paperback versions of my books covering A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings is now available for purchase on Amazon. Part of the reason it took this long is that the process of […]
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As Erik has pointed out, it is an excellent thing that political pressure from activists has shifted the Democratic Party leftward on major issues like single-payer health care. However, every advance brings with it new complications, and here the new complication is that not every new convert is always acting in good faith – which […]
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