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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Mario Cuomo

Donald Trump And The Mob: A Patsy Among Punks

Author Steve Villano’s remarkable new book is Tightrope: Balancing A Life Between Mario Cuomo And My Brother (Heliotrope Books 2017), the true story of his life as an aide to the late New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo and the sibling of a longtime Genovese crime family associate sent to prison for tax evasion. The […]

December 17, 2017
Trump, King Henry VIII

The Trumps: ‘An Incestuous Intertwining with Organized Crime’

As an Italian-American and a former staff member for Mario Cuomo, I been wrestling with how best to express my outrage over the fact that if Donald Trump’s name contained six vowels—like say, Mario Cuomo’s—his presidential candidacy would be swimming with the fishes.

May 31, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) and his father former governor Mario Cuomo on February 4, 2013 in New York City

The Conscience Of Mario Cuomo

There will never be another politician like the late New York governor.

January 5, 2015

The Lion Of Liberalism: Remembering Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015

When I met Mario Cuomo in the summer of 1978, he was already a celebrated public figure, if not yet a political powerhouse. We were at the Democratic state convention in Albany, where I was reporting for the Village Voice, and he was pondering an offer from New York governor Hugh Carey, then seeking re-election, to […]

January 2, 2015

Mario Cuomo’s 1984 Democratic Convention Speech: ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’

Progressives will remember Mario Cuomo for his stirring keynote address at the 1984 Democratic convention.

January 1, 2015

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor And Fiery Liberal, Dies At 82

Tributes began pouring in Thursday night, upon the passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).

January 1, 2015