New York City

Opinion

Cabán campaign shows WFP’s real purpose

While technically a minor political party in New York, the WFP has evolved into a top-notch political consultant and political action committee and that is their real value in the political process, writes Ross Barkan.

New York State

Opinion

State budget jeopardized public financing of elections

For progressives hoping for a full Albany transformation, New York’s new state budget was sobering because the public financing of elections was put in real jeopardy by being left up to a commission, writes Ross Barkan.

New York State

Opinion

Replace JCOPE with an independent body

Ross Barkan makes the case for replacing JCOPE with a new independent commission to better combat corruption.

New York City Council

Opinion

Progressives should primary Assembly Democrats

It's a lot easier to tackle an Assembly primary than other New York elections, which is why Ross Barkan argues, progressives should primary Assembly Democrats.

MTA

Opinion

The MTA is using fare evasion as an excuse for its failures

If the subways don't improve, the talk won’t be about evading fares. It will be about people evading New York City altogether.

Board of Elections

Opinion

Repeal and replace the NYC Board of Elections

To fix New York City’s election mess, Albany needs to create a nonpartisan body.

New York City

Opinion

To diversify community boards, enact term limits

The de Blasio charter revision commission's plan to enact term limits for community board members is a good idea for neighborhood democracy.

Diversity

Opinion

New York City Council should pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act

New York City needs more than just chain stores, which is why the City Council should pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.

MTA

Opinion

De Blasio should focus on getting buses moving

New York City can redesign and regulate streets to help solve the bus crisis.

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