Tag: New York politics

Home /

The Lessons of Albany

By
|
In General
|
On June 28, 2011
I have some reflections on the belated passage of same-sex marriage legislation in New York. The two most important are that 1)the belief that achieving policy victories through legislation will insulate them from backlash is silly, and 2)while the arc of history might bend toward progress, even in the medium term substantial progress on same-sex […]

Hochul Wins

By
|
On May 24, 2011

It will be interesting to see the Pain Caucus try to rationalize away this one. Personal to Dems: voting to get rid of Medicare to fund upper-class tax cuts is enormously unpopular, and almost every H

Teabagg’d

By
|
On September 15, 2010

You may remember that forgotten-but-not-gone GOP hack Rick Lazio attempted to resurrect his long-dead political career by fomenting hatred about the Burlington Coat Factory community center. Amusingly

Adieu

By
|
In Uncategorized
|
On February 26, 2010
Paterson not running for re-election as governor. Apparently, it’s a long way down responsibility road.One thing worth noting is that, while it will get much less attention (especially nationally), the scandal that seems to have ended Paterson’s political career would in any rational world be considered much more serious than those that have presumably ended […]

Buh-Bye

By
|
On February 10, 2010

I had pretty much given up hope that Monserrate would be expelled, because it’s almost impossible for the New York legislature to get a majority vote for any good outcome, but it actually happen

Farce of the Year

By
|
On January 25, 2010

Harold Ford. I continue to hope he runs; watching him trying to win a closed Democratic primary in New York — against an incumbent Senator with a strong upstate base! — by running as a mod

It is main inner container footer text