While only a relatively small portion of elected officials are criminals, still the frequency of arrests and indictments of members of the political class causes people to doubt the integrity and validity of the legislative process.
It's not just our legislative fights and our progressive principles that make us part of the "new progressive movement." It's also a style of politics that is infused with hopeful energy, and partners with community members.
For some years, New York City has been planning to construct a marine transfer station on the Manhattan side of the East River. Rhetoric on both sides has next to nothing to do with the merits of the project.