Commentary: Chaos didn’t follow Supreme Court overturning New York gun law
The bleakest predictions did not materialize because the state focused on filling the regulatory void.
Commentary: The arrival of asylum-seekers is unlike previous migration waves
Bussed to New York City, many migrants have arrived without existing ties and are staying, stretching resources that can help them to the breaking point.
Commentary: New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina’s war on oversight
The head of the city’s jails seems to have a problem shining light on the institutions he runs.
Commentary: Blockchain for government? Not so fast.
Proponents like New York City Mayor Eric Adams see the technology as a tool for centralizing information and improving services. A proposed state task force would take a deeper look.
Commentary: Brittle nature of Latino identity politics shows cracks as political representation falls short, disappoints
Achievements by the state’s Black political establishment has highlighted how Hispanic leaders haven’t made the same progress.
The promise and peril of Cure Violence in NYC
A network of programs seek to provide pathways out of criminal behavior for at-risk youth.
Campaigns & Elections
Barkan: Stringer should drop out and endorse Wiley
Progressives need to consolidate behind their only candidate with a chance of winning.
New York City
Barkan: Kathryn Garcia is as moderate as Yang and Adams
Progressives may be turning towards because she is competent, but her ideology doesn’t always align with theirs.
Unquestioning support for Israel is no longer safe for NY Democrats
Until very recently, even staunch progressives unconditionally backed the Netanyahu government. Not any more.
Barkan: Eric Adams has no principles
The Brooklyn borough president flip flops even more dramatically than Andrew Yang.
Yang and Adams benefit from rejecting defund the police
Progressives have been on a winning streak in New York City, but the mayoral race is shaping up differently.
NYC mayoral candidates should adjust strategies for ranked-choice
Candidates should seek (and share) “top five” endorsements to make the most of New York’s new ranked-choice elections
After Stringer, is there any progressive with a chance of being NYC mayor?
The two remaining options are Maya Wiley and Dianne Morales, but each may have limited appeal.
New York State
U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn NY gun law
Trump appointees threaten strict licensing requirements for carrying firearms.
The pandemic’s affordable housing opportunity
New York City should retrofit stores, offices and hotels to address the housing shortage.
Yang can’t stop remote work
The mayoral candidate wants a tax break for companies requiring employees go to an office. This is a very bad idea.
Larry Schwartz’s calls to county executives are classic Cuomo
The governor’s team prizes loyalty and is quick to turn to intimidation tactics.
Why Andrew Yang is wrong to promote casinos in NYC
There are more effective means of economic development.