St. Patrick’s Day Parades Suffer as Homophobia Drives Away Sponsors and Politicians

By: Monday March 17, 2014 4:20 pm

In New York City both Mayor De Blasio and Guinness have withdrawn from participating. And in Boston (yes Boston) the mayor dropped out of a St. Patrick’s parade in South Boston for the same reason. He was joined by Sam Adams, the beermaker famous for using the namesake of the American Revolutionary from Boston.


Mayor De Blasio Tells New York City It’s Time for Equality

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 12:04 pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his inauguration speech to distance himself from the class policies of the Bloomberg administration and reaffirm his support for promoting equality within America’s largest city.

Third Way Returns To Attack Elizabeth Warren And Bill de Blasio

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:47 am

For those unfamiliar, when Wall Street bought the Democratic Party they wanted their transaction to be called the triumph of “Third Way” politics in association with other gains by finance capital and neoliberal politicians around the world, especially the UK. They were essentially advocating that Democrats concede the economic argument to Ronald Reagan and let his governing paradigm stand with some marginal tweaks. Progressive politics would be limited to social issues or “the culture war.”

New York City Elects Progressive Mayor

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 7:43 am

For the first time since 1989 a Democrat will be the mayor of New York City. Bill de Blasio ran and won on a campaign platform of ameliorating wealth inequality in NYC. His narrative of “A Tale of Two Cities” spoke to voters who handed de Blasio a landslide victory.

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Joseph Lhota (Part III of V)

By: Sunday November 3, 2013 6:20 pm

We move on to Joseph Lhota, the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from January 9th, 2012 to December 31st. He is the Republican candidate in this election and has experience in numerous offices under major names like Rudy Giuliani.

Lhota echoes a sentiment of being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, which is a theme all three major candidates build upon.

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Adolfo Carrión, Jr. (Part II of V)

By: Friday November 1, 2013 4:30 pm

I must admit, before October 9th, I had never heard of Carrion before. Watching him in the debate with only Joseph Lhota did not impress me at all and I decided to view his policies as I felt I was not aware of what he represented.

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Introduction (Part I of V)

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 12:00 pm

In another usual night at the dinner table with my parents, my father had the television on with the October 9th mayoral debate in New York City featuring Republican candidate Joseph Lhota and Independent candidate Adolfo Carrion, Jr. What was interesting, as was noted, is Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio not showing up to the debate and was criticized not only by the candidates, but others in the media as well.

Don’t Read Too Much Into Just a Single Primary

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 2:25 pm

There is a habit among political writers to see every single election not as an isolated incident, but always proof of some great national trend. The latest example is how some, like Peter Beinart, are talking about Bill de Blasio’s primary win in in New York City.

The Party Line: Will Occupy Wall Street Affect New York Politics?

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 1:00 pm

As I walked down to Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square in the predawn hours of October 14, I could hear “the people’s mic” and the people’s resounding cheers over three blocks away. . . but the biggest cheer came soon after I wedged my way into the park. . . .

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