Commentary

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.

Opinion

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.

Opinion

Barkan: Eric Adams has no principles

The Brooklyn borough president flip flops even more dramatically than Andrew Yang.

Opinion

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.

Opinion

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

Opinion

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.

Opinion

The pandemic’s affordable housing opportunity

New York City should retrofit stores, offices and hotels to address the housing shortage.

Opinion

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.

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Opinion

Larry Schwartz’s calls to county executives are classic Cuomo

The governor’s team prizes loyalty and is quick to turn to intimidation tactics.

Coronavirus

NY needs to make it easier to vaccinate

The governor took a step in the right direction by increasing the eligible groups, but he needs to make it easier on providers and patients.