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Major Owens

In NYC's Election, a Learning Curve, Not a Pendulum Swing

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

As the city's Public Advocate, De Blasio has had ample opportunity to learn the "good" lessons of Giuliani/Bloomberg governance and to sift out the bad. Whether our national political economy will really give him must room to strike better balances between public engagement and private investment remains to be seen.

RIP Elaine Rivera

Bob Liff | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Bob Liff

She could walk the halls of power with ease, but she never forgot that what happened in those halls affected the lives of marginal people without her access, people struggling for prison reform, combatting domestic abuse, or seeking immigration justice.

Former Congressman Dies At 77

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Am...