Whatever role he plays on the national stage, de Blasio will be part of the struggle for the soul of the Democratic party, writes the mayor’s biographer.
Gotham Gazette’s Ben Max and City Limits’ Jarrett Murphy identify the Election-Night storylines that will matter for New York City, from the presidential race to the battle for control of Congress to the fight over the State Senate.
Stop and frisk in the city isn’t over. But you might not know it if you watched national headlines last week.
Joel Berg argues that the focus on the 1 percent, and the claim by Bernie Sanders that his backers represented grassroots America, both blur the realities of class, identity and politics in 2016 America.
The 2016 presidential campaign has produced rather abundant and unusually blunt talk about racism, exclusion and privilege. But who’s really part of that conversation? What’s it missing? And what will happen to the exchange when the campaign rallies are over?
Three Brooklyn journalists talk about what drove the Trump and Clinton victories, what we learned about our voting system and what happens next.
Is Sanders too old to get anything done? What’s Clinton going to do for the homeless? Does anyone care about the foreign news that’s not on American televisions? The students at one CUNY campus want to know.
NYS Primary and the ’16 Campaign: Are we Witnessing GOP’s Demise, Racism’s Rise, or all of the Above?
Jarrett Murphy and Marc Bussanich |
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner told our primary preview event that the likely outcome of the presidential race is the “destruction of a once great party.” But political scientist Christina Greer notes the Trump phenomenon’s fearsome potential. Watch the clips.