At a time when the voices of bigotry, racism, and war mongering have in many ways, become the loudest, we cannot allow New York State to silence those students fighting for peace. This nation, and indeed the world, need their voices now more than ever.
Medicaid is the largest single item in the New York State budget, comprising 34 percent of the $156 billion State budget adopted in April, so taxpayer...
The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was launched in 2005 by representatives of Palestinian civil society.
When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.
On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an Executive Order that would prevent New York state funds from going to institutions or companies that support the global nonviolent "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) movement.
Cuomo is hardly the first public official to take issue with BDS. The governor's order comes as at least eight other states across the country have enacted anti-BDS legislation over the last year. But Cuomo's action marks the first time a governor has acted unilaterally against the movement.
I have spent much of my life fighting for the protection of kids, teenagers, and the underdog. All too often I encounter young people whose lives were ruined by the scourge of sexual abuse which harms their self-esteem and ability to thrive and function as adults.
Math. Path. Wrath. This has been the process through which Bernie Sanders' supporters travel. They don't get the math, so they continue to see his path, and if you disagree and speak to the realities of the campaign, you'll reap their wrath. And what's their main fuel? The super delegates.
A leading New York activist praised the jailing of one of the state's most powerful Republicans and his son after their conviction on bribery and corruption charges as a victory for good government.
In designating a National Reentry Week, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has cast a light on an often over-looked aspect of the increasingly mainst...
While it's good to see Big Oil pull the plug on a bad idea, citizens must put pressure on their elected officials to make sure fossil fuels stay in the ground. That's what the residents of Prince George's County in Maryland did this month, convincing the County Council to pass a resolution banning fracking. The vote was unanimous.
Even though New York got much of the attention (they actually scheduled their signing ceremony before California), the California law is much more interesting -- not so much for the statewide aspect, but rather for the way it was enacted.
In the time since Clinton left New York to become Secretary of State, Indian Point has become far more dangerous and the supply of energy available to replace it has grown sufficiently to enable its safe and affordable closure. Against this backdrop, when Secretary Clinton was asked recently what to do about Indian Point, she cited her long-standing concerns on plant safety and call for a "careful, thoughtful" approach.
Governor Jerry Brown avoided his characteristic quipsmanship as he signed California's nation-leading minimum wage hike into law on Monday morning in downtown LA.
Governors and Mayors across the country are issuing executive orders banning non-essential, government-funded travel to North Carolina. Governors are proclaiming it is in their states interests to promote equality and act out against discrimination. This may be true, however, they have no power to do so outside of their states.