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Richard Goldstein is the former executive editor of The Village Voice, where he wrote often about LGBT issues.

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A Menace Meets the Press

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:09 PM

The big story in the Northeast last week was the scandal engulfing New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie. But something nearly as newsworthy happened across the Hudson River. Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Latina progressive with close ties to Bill de Blasio, the newly elected mayor of New York, was elected speaker of...

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A Tale of Two Tabloids

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 1:31 PM

The fat lady has sung in New York. Bill de Blasio won the mayoralty with 73 percent of the vote. Yet this remarkable outpouring of support stood in stark contrast to the media institution that is supposed to represent the people: the city's two tabloids.

On the afternoon before Election...

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Red Scare on the Campaign Trail

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 2:58 PM

A specter is haunting New York. It is the specter of a Sandinista in City Hall.

Bill de Blasio, the Democratic candidate for mayor, currently enjoys a 40-point lead over Republican Joe Lhota. You'd think his program would be endlessly analyzed by the press. Yet he has...

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Why the New York Press Misread the Primary

(17) Comments | Posted September 22, 2013 | 6:01 PM

Christine Quinn had the perfect trifecta in New York politics. All three of the city's dailies endorsed her. She had more money than any of her rivals, as well as the good will of the sitting mayor, Michael Bloomberg. As a woman and a lesbian she could claim that her...

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Gay Is Not Enough

(10) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 4:05 PM

There are many reasons that Christine Quinn, the first lesbian with a serious shot at being mayor of New York, is lagging in the polls. (She's currently at third place.) But if you believe the Quinn campaign, her gender and sexuality have a lot to do with it....

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