While Democrats rail against Republican attempts to clamp down on the vote, in Democratically-controlled New York, they’ve already got voter suppression down to a science.
Ross Barkan is a columnist for the Guardian and Jacobin, as well as a contributor to the Nation. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.
This could be the city’s most pivotal contest in a generation; it’s certainly the most unsettled.
The New York governor's initial “nothing to see here” response to the coronavirus was a step behind reality from the very start and sounded a lot like Trump.
Chris, who used his CNN show to toss softballs to his brother the governor, was also advising him behind the scenes. If that’s not a violation of journalistic ethics, nothing is.
The governor’s premature victory lap seems that much worse as he races to reopen things to fend off other scandals in the state with America’s second highest death toll.
It isn’t just the harassment claims. The nursing homes, the corruption, the sadistic work culture—they’re all catching up to Andrew Cuomo fast.
The governor was anointed as the anti-Trump and happily, greedily played the part as facts were ignored, dismissed, even hidden. Mass death meant mass fame.
He seemed steady as a rock when we needed him—and when the president was a disaster. But now we’re getting a look under the hood, and it isn’t pretty.
He says there’s nothing he can do about flights coming to New York from Britain, but that’s just not so.
His carefully calibrated image is unlikely to survive a presidential campaign.