Hakeem Jeffries Ally In New York Legislature Beats Back Socialist Challenge

Hakeem Jeffries Ally In New York Legislature Beats Back Socialist Challenge

Hakeem Jeffries. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Jeff Coltin | Politico NEW YORK — Hakeem Jeffries dealt the socialists in his backyard another loss Tuesday night, as the Democratic House minority leader’s favored Assembly candidate defeated a reelection challenger backed by the Democratic Socialists of America. Assemblymember Stefani Zinerman, whose campaign Jeffries was […]

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Justice Sotomayor’s Health isn’t the Real Problem for Democrats − Winning Elections is

Editorial credit: K2 images / Shutterstock.com By Kevin J. McMahon | The Conversation It almost sounds like a bad joke: What did the 78-year-old male senator say to the 69-year-old female justice? “RETIRE!” That’s effectively what happened recently when U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut suggested that Sonia Sotomayor – the first Hispanic and third woman Supreme Court […]

Checkbook Candidacies

Checkbook Candidacies

Editorial credit: Ringo Chiu / Shutterstock.com By Michael Waldman | Brennan Center for Justice “We are in danger of creating a situation in which our candidates must be chosen from among the rich, the famous, or those willing to be beholden to others.” So warned Robert F. Kennedy — the senator, not his son who is running […]

RFK Jr.’s VP Pick and the Dangers of Self-Funded Campaigns

RFK Jr.’s VP Pick and the Dangers of Self-Funded Campaigns

By Ian Vandewalker | Brennan Center for Justice Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced Tuesday that his pick for vice president is Nicole Shanahan, a wealthy tech entrepreneur and lawyer. Shanahan’s prior political activity seems to be limited to giving money, including a $4 million donation to a pro-RFK Jr. super PAC to help fund a […]

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

Jon Stewart, Still a ‘Tiny, Neurotic Man,’ Back to Remind Americans What’s At Stake

By Dannagal G. Young | The Conversation It’s an uncomfortable truth: Jon Stewart and Donald Trump both tapped the same well of latent public disaffection with politics and the media in the 2000s. Trust in media and government had been declining for several decades. But the symbiotic relationship between the White House and the press during the Iraq War highlighted […]

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

By Rachel Holliday Smith New Yorkers, the 2024 voting season is here and presidential candidates aren’t the only ones on the ballots — with three different election days approaching. While the race for the Oval Office is grabbing all the attention, don’t sleep on what else will be on your ballot this year. Here’s a […]

Nixon Declared Americans Deserved to know ‘Whether their President is a Crook’ – Trump Says the Opposite

Nixon Declared Americans Deserved to know ‘Whether their President is a Crook’ – Trump Says the Opposite

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Spencer Goidel | The Conversation One of the four criminal trials of Donald Trump was slated to start in the next few days, but has been delayed on procedural grounds. There was a time when it appeared possible all of his trials could happen before the November election. Now it is unclear […]