Category Archives: Political ramblings

Must Be The Money: The Speaker’s Still Waiting At The Altar

Check out part one and part two of this series. Ever since she shepherded legislation permitting Mayor Bloomberg a third term  through the City Council, Speaker Christine Quinn has struggled to shed her image as a Bloomberg deputy among the … Continue reading

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Must Be The Money: Background Check

Diving straight into number crunching would be a thrill, but for “Must Be The Money” to have legs, folks need to know a little background about the project, and about campaign finance reform in New York City. During the summer … Continue reading

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“Must Be The Money” Series Launch

“You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don’t know where the fuck it’s gonna take you. ” – Detective Lester Freamon, The Wire New York City may have … Continue reading

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Mitt, I am your father: The real George Romney

Call me sadomasochistic, but I watched Mitt Romney’s loser speech in Colorado last night. Romney’s speeches lack the amusing chicken-little quality of a Santorum or Gingrich barn-burner. Our very civilization is not at stake.  I was just about to the … Continue reading

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Big Ideas and Open Marriage: A Quest for Truth in the Heart of Gingrich Country

Four years ago, a small crew of us traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, helping then-inspirational candidate Senator Barack Obama in his pitched primary battle against Senator Hillary Clinton.   After a long day of canvassing we retreated to our hotel … Continue reading

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Big Ideas and Open Marriage: A Quest for Truth in the Heart of Gingrich Country

(We had to re-post this above after having all kinds of problems linking to it.  We blame President Obama, of course) Four years ago, a small crew of us traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, helping then-inspirational candidate Senator Barack Obama … Continue reading

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It Takes a Movement: Remembering Those Who Pressured Dr. King

Though the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s exalted position is deservedly celebrated, each year brings a more whitewashed remembrance of his radicalism.   Few mainstream tributes discuss his opposition to the Vietnam War, a position that the New York Times then … Continue reading

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The 2013 Mayor’s Race and Google Trends

At a holiday party tonight for Untapped, journalist Sheila Marikar introduced me to Google Trends, a program that could dramatically shake up journalism and politics. The journalism buzz is that Google already so dominates the information landscape that if it … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Streets Passes You the Baton

As an Occupy Wall Street activist and progressive Democrat, I’ve felt the tug of those sometimes opposing forces.  This is my attempt to reconcile them. With the Occupy Wall Street movement struggling in the aftermath of coordinated government raids across … Continue reading

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My Occupy Wall Street Interview on the Alyona Show

Shameless plug, but here is a fun interview I did earlier today with the telegenic young host of the Alyona Show.   It was my first studio interview. I couldn’t see the interviewer- only heard her through an earpiece.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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