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Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Puts America's Corporate Elites On Notice | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Andrew Burton via Getty Images) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, look...

Rahm Emanuel Is Andrew Cuomo: Hillary Are You Listening?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Emanuel and Cuomo are "progr-actionaries." They're reliably left on social issues and reliably right on economic issues like tax policy, unions, and corporate giveaways.

Jason Linkins

It's Sad That The Best The Media Can Do To Fight Government Corruption Is Scalp Aaron Schock | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

This week, noted ab-haver Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) announced that he will be resigning his seat March 31 under the weight of multiple examples of sh...

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Keeps Preaching 'We Can Actually Do Something' About Corruption | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout emerged as a political star among progressives when she challenged New York Gov...

Watch: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this turbulent midterm election year, two academics decided to practice what they preached. They left the classroom, confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, and tried to replace moneyed interests with the public interest.

All's Not Quiet On The Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters Today

Marni Halasa | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Marni Halasa

On the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, don't be so sure that that the ranting and raving about income inequality, fracking and student debt is dead.

Why Did Weingarten Slight Teachout and Wu in the Final Hour?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Mercedes Schneider

Cuomo publicly snubbed Teachout; Weingarten slighted Teachout in the final hour, behind her back, and in the name of a position so obscure to the general public that Weingarten must preface it with, "Hey, you know me as a union prez, but don't think of me that way right now..." And still, Teachout took a third of the vote from Cuomo.

Run, Zephyr, Run -- Teachout Should Challenge Hillary for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Teachout might not be able to defeat Clinton, Inc. -- with its bevy of rich and well-connected donors -- for the nomination, but my bet is that she could collect a slew of delegates and have a big impact on the national debate. The Democratic wing of the Democratic Party deserves a strong warrior in the primaries, not just a Clinton coronation.

Cuomo Win!/Loses! II

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo squeaked through against his unknown Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout. He eked out a 60-40 victory. "Squeaked"? "Eked"? Well, I never said politics or columnists were fair.

Landslide Andrew: What Cuomo's Miserable Margin Means for 2016

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Seeking to interpret a single primary election as a harbinger of future national political trends is something of a mug's game. Nonetheless, it is dif...

Cuomo's Cost Of Victory: $60 Per Vote!

The Washington Post | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has been raising money for his reelection essentially since he took office in 2010. His campaign account has been in the...

New York's Undemocratic Primary

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
Scott Blakeman

Republicans have an annoying habit of referring to the "Democrat" party, because they hate to associate it with being "democratic." Unfortunately today's Democratic primary for Governor in New York isn't particularly democratic at all.

Carly Schwartz

Supporters Rally Behind Andrew Cuomo's Key Opponent | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Several dozen New Yorkers gathered in Manhattan's Union Square Monday night to rally behind Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic primary candid...

Inae Oh

No One Seems To Know Who's Challenging Andrew Cuomo Tomorrow | Inae Oh | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's key challenger in the New York state Democratic primary may have been on the campaign trail for weeks, but if a union rally for th...

What New Yorkers Can Do About Money In Politics

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Lawrence Lessig

I don't think Governor Cuomo's refusal to debate Zephyr Teachout is really about sexism. It's about money-ism. In this democracy, not to have money is not to be qualified.

Progressive New York Candidate Blasts State Democratic Party In Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Tim Wu, a progressive candidate for lieutenant governor of New York, criticized the state Democratic committee in a Monday op-ed for interfering in th...

The Importance of Zephyr Teachout

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Political professionals scorn protest campaigns. Generally, they get little attention and attract few votes. Sometimes, by happenstance, they can be destructive, as demonstrated by Ralph Nader's third-party campaign in 2000. But these are not normal times. America's extreme and growing inequality, its falling middle class and its obscenely corrupted politics demand the end of politics as usual. As Teachout argues forcefully, the Democratic Party faces a fierce debate about its direction and basic values. The gap between its deep-pocket Wall Street and corporate donors and the working families it claims to represent is now a chasm. A new economic populism has begun to build. And that means that campaigns like Teachout's are increasingly important.

As Cuomo Turns His Back, Zephyr Teachout Emerges as the People's Candidate

Charlie Ferrusi | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Ferrusi

From her grassroots supporters in the Hudson Valley to her loyal students who pressured Cuomo to a debate, Zephyr Teachout, a current professor of law at Fordham University, is looking to call Cuomo out and take New York by storm.

Igor Bobic

Zephyr Teachout Tried To Say Hello To Andrew Cuomo. It Did Not Go Well. | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout spotted incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) at Saturday's Labor Day parade, put on a smile and...

Why I Am Endorsing Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Jeffrey Sachs

Unless we use our democratic vote to bring honesty and excellence back to politics, America's decline will become irreversible. That's why I'm here today, to endorse New York Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu.

Cuomo: Debates Can Be A 'Disservice To Democracy'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

With just four days until New York's gubernatorial primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and his running mate Kathy Hochul have yet to publicly acknowledge t...

Why Zephyr Teachout Should Triumph

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Teachout favors publicly funded elections, as did Teddy Roosevelt, as do most Americans. The problem with expensive campaigns is that politicians are often beholden to the individuals and corporations that fund them.

New York Governor Hurts Education To Help Big Banks, Challenger Says

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham University law professor challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next week's Democratic primary, called Cuomo's policie...

NY Times Declines To Endorse Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The New York Times editorial board announced it would not be endorsing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the upcoming September primary for governor. ...