Like Bernie Sanders, Teachout focuses almost exclusively on the toxic consequences of big money in politics.
Despite his strong riposte to Ted Cruz on “New York values,” most of what the billionaire advocates these days is in exact opposition to what makes New York and America great.
Disparaging New York has long been a favorite trope for reactionary loudmouths, always with an ugly undertone of bigotry against racial, ethnic, religious and, more recently, sexual minorities. Ted Cruz is no exception.
Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.
Families hugged each other close, some carrying photographs or wearing t-shirts depicting lost loved ones, or bearing placards with the words ‘we will never forget.’
“This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else,” Governor Andrew Cuomo told a jubilant rally audience. “Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow.”
A former Marine and FBI agent who won the first of three terms in 2010, Grimm previously made headlines in January 2014 when he threatened to throw a television reporter off a balcony.
States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?
The 22-day odyssey ended Sunday when a lone New York State Police sergeant shot and arrested Sweat in a field a mile and a half from the Canadian border
One of two convicts who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison was shot dead by police Friday after three weeks on the run, according to media reports.
They are at highway rest stops, where the killers’ faces peer out from “wanted” posters. They are at checkpoints dotting the winding, forested roads, where troopers stand guard with rifles ready.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
Two bodies that were recovered Sunday from the site of an explosion in New York City’s East Village are believed to be those of two missing men, and no others are expected to be found.