Ross Barkan

How well has Cuomo really handled the coronavirus?
The governor hasn’t managed coronavirus perfectly.
Opinion
opinion
Americans are emptying the shelves of painkillers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Universal health insurance, paid sick leave and other social programs would slow the virus’ spread.
Opinion
opinion
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo
If the Public Campaign Finance Commission doesn’t lower its preliminary new donation cap, public financing will be undermined.
Opinion
opinion
New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera.
The Public Administrator’s office is part of political patronage in the judicial system.
Opinion
opinion
Former New York Assemblyman Keith Wright at a legislative budget hearing on the environment in Albany, 2015.
The county party’s decentralized power structure makes it possible.
Opinion
opinion
A dodo bird.
Working Families was founded by outsiders to make New York more progressive. Now that progressivism is mainstream, what’s left?
News & Politics
article
Hector Figueroa, discussing the New York Fast Food Wage Board's recommendation for a $15 per hour minimum wage in 2015.
The recently deceased labor leader built bridges with the larger progressive movement.
Opinion
opinion
Cuomo’s proposal is seen as attack on the WFP, but could hurt Conservative and Independence parties more.
Opinion
opinion
Tiffany Cabán campaigning on the day of the Queens District Attorney primary.
The Working Families Party doesn’t function like a normal third party, and that’s a good thing.
Opinion
opinion
Members of the New York state Senate working on the state budget in the Senate Chamber.
It shouldn’t be left up to a commission.
Opinion
opinion
Ross Barkan
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