For 21 years, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was the most powerful man in New York. Now he’s a convicted felon. But is real reform possible in a place as broken as Albany?
Fred Siegel, Scholar in Residence at Brooklyn’s Saint Francis College, is a contributing editor at the Manhattan Institutes City Journal. He is the author with Harry Siegel of The Prince of the City, Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life.
Fred Siegel on mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s misguided attempt to depict Dinkins as a crime fighter.