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Image Conscious: Why Selfies Could Turnout Young Voters

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 07:00
Snapchat's move to legalize selfies in the voting booth raises the question: Is there political power in the selfie?

Democrat Leaves Work for Bloomberg, Charter School Group Off His Campaign Literature

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:26
Micah Lasher appears to be glossing over his years as a lobbyist for Michael Bloomberg and as executive director of StudentsFirstNY.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Take Questions Weekly on the Brian Lehrer Show

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:55
The mayor's lined up a regular radio gig to take listener questions every Friday on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.

Russia Bids Farewell to Obama With Deliciously Racist Ice Cream

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:06
Up next: A white chocolate bar named 'Merkelka.'

The Double Standard of Donald and the Spies

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:45
Mainstream media is up in arms about giving classified presentations to Trump, yet Clinton walks freely for major national security crimes.

A Trump-Clinton Election Is No Laughing Matter—But It Should Be

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 09:15
Jimmy Fallon breaks it down to 'Uh-oh’ vs 'I guess.’

Council Passes ‘Stupid Bill’ Imposing Five Cent Fee on Bags

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:16
New Yorkers will have to pay five cents for plastic bags thanks to a law passed by the City Council.

State Senate Leader Says He Won’t Sign Off on Mayoral Control of Schools (Yet)

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:30
State Senate Leader John Flanagan doesn't think Mayor Bill de Blasio made a good enough case to keep control of the city's school system.

How Offensive! Rolling Stones Want Trump to Dump Their Music

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:45
Even Keith Richards has his limits.

Shocker: Conservatives for Clinton

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:30
George Will declares war against Donald Trump.

And Then There Was One

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
From 17 candidates to one: How the GOP primary ended with Donald Trump as the nominee.

De Blasio Spars With GOP Senators Over Education Amid Scandals

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:17
Bill de Blasio faced off against Terence Murphy and John DeFrancisco over mayoral control in Albany.

John Kasich Abandons GOP Primary Field to Donald Trump

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:50
John Kasich will exit the Republican primary, leaving Donald Trump to claim the nomination.

As Long as Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is DNC Chair, the Party Is Bound to Fail

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:30
Her corrupt party politics have inspired thousands of voters to support Sanders for president—no matter what.

Trump and the ‘Second American Revolution’

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:00
Discussions of devolution are as American as apple pie.

Ted Cruz Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:55
Sen. Ted Cruz is ending his bid for president—making it almost certain that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Donald Trump Touts Indiana Triumph From Manhattan Tower

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 18:22
Donald Trump celebrated his conquest of the Hoosier State from home

What Does Bernie Want?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:11
The line between meaningful reform and what would have helped Mr. Sanders in 2016 is not particularly grey, but the Sanders campaign seems to be crossing it. If they go to the convention pushing for the reforms that would have helped Mr. Sanders against Ms. Clinton this year, the progressive supporters will not be reforming anything. Rather they will be part of the sad coda to a campaign that increasingly seems more like a misbegotten messianic movement than a political revolution. This is not only bad politics, it is pointless. Who cares if the rules are changed now so that they would have helped Mr. Sanders a few months ago, particularly because nobody has any idea who the next progressive candidate will be or what combination of electoral structures would work to his or her advantage?

Judge Slaps ‘Scheming, Corrupt’ Sheldon Silver With 12 Years in Prison

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:10
"Those are not the actions of a basically honest person. Those are the actions of a scheming, corrupt politician."

Disdain: The Root of Our Diseased Politics

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 15:47
There is an unmistakable tone that has seized our public sphere that has made not only our politics but many forms of open exchange dismally disengaged from opposing viewpoints.