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12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York

Jesse McKinley and Vivian Wang New York Times
Democrats, leading both chambers of the New York legislature for the first time in nearly a decade, enacted an agenda that was undeniably liberal, often landmark, and for those in the majority, made up for lost time

Tidbits - June 20, 2019 - Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing?; Religion and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

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Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war threat; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing - Who You Asking; United Methodist Church and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

Tidbits - May 30, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Abortions; Medicare for All; NY Farm Workers; Pardoning War Criminals; Bolivia; Germany and BDS; Toronto General Strike; East Side Freedom Library; Faith Leaders Call To Action; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Abortions; Medicare for All; NY Farm Workers Win Right to Organize; Pardoning War Criminals; Bolivia; Germany and BDS; Toronto General Strike; East Side Freedom Library; Reality Winner; Faith Leaders Call To Action; more

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Staten Island Goes Purple

Shaun Richman The American Prospect
MOSTLY ABSENT FROM THE STORY of Max Rose’s ground-breaking victory are unions. The New York state AFL-CIO endorsed Donovan, the Republican incumbent. Many individual unions did the same

“Cynthia Moved the Debate”

Ella Mahony interviews Waleed Shahid Jacobin
Cynthia Nixon did not defeat Andrew Cuomo. But her policy director argues in an interview that her campaign opened up new spaces for progressives and the Left in New York politics.

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Labor’s Right to Strike is Essential

James Gray Pope Clarion
Red state workers are ahead of union leaders and Democrats in understanding that the right to strike is essential for workers.

Is Cynthia Nixon Ready for the Spotlight?

Joan Walsh The Nation
The actor and activist is running to win—not just push Andrew Cuomo to the left. But can she convince voters she’s ready to govern?
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