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In the liminal space between the midterm elections (very much a blue wave) and the seating of a Democratically-controlled House, the political situation is remarkably fluid and indistinct, especially when it comes to the question of how far to the left the Democratic caucus will move. As Lemeiux has said, the attempt to unseat Nancy […]
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Nixon and the Machine

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On September 14, 2018
(The following post is by our very own Murc, with very minor edits by yours truly. Enjoy!) Cynthia Nixon’s loss yesterday wasn’t absolutely foreordained, but the writing had been on the wall almost since she declared; Nixon had never been closer to Cuomo than thirty points (which is what she lost by, 65-35) and at […]
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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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