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Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 03.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

What Upstate New York Can Teach The Rest Of The Country About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Interview With the Man Behind "Museum of Political Corruption" Project

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Wouldn't it be great to have a place where children and adults alike could learn about the sordid history of how American politics really works? If Bruce Rotor has his way, visitors to New York's state capital will indeed have this opportunity, at the "Albany Museum of Political Corruption."

Get Out What Vote?

Scott Levenson | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Scott Levenson

It is mind-boggling that winning candidates regularly assume office with mandates that are hardly representative of the diverse makeup of the city's population. Leaders cannot govern effectively with the support of such a paltry slice of the electorate.

'Everyone Else Running for Mayor Is Owned'

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

I have always been attracted to rich, improbable candidates because they are often the tellers of inconvenient truths. The reason is simple. They have nothing to lose. They have no interest groups to offend.

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark, and Herding Stupid Insane Cats

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Dog-lovers will have to wait for their portion of that headline until the awards part of the column; but as for the cats, I was struck this week by a funny comment on an article I was reading on the continuing civil war within the Republican Party.

NY's Clean Indoor Air Act: 10 Years of Smoke-free Air

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

Despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use is still a major public health issue and there is still much to be done. What can we do to make even more progress in fighting tobacco and the disease it inflicts on New Yorkers?

Marijuana Arrests in NYC Cost One Million Police Hours

Gabriel Sayegh | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
Gabriel Sayegh

People arrested by NYPD for marijuana possession have spent 5,000,000 hours in police custody over the last decade.

Stimulating New York's Economy

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Figliola

For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Who Speaks for New York -- a Hurricane Sandy Discussion

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

Albany, take a cue from New Jersey and start behaving like the people who need you most right now actually matter.

Local Governments and National Security Policy

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

This squeeze upon localities has led to a gathering revolt. Dozens of local jurisdictions have passed resolutions that call for ending the U.S. military role in Iraq and Afghanistan, reducing the Pentagon budget, and funding domestic programs.

Albany County Issues a Peace Dividend Proclamation

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Some simply dismissed the proclamation as the Democratic presidential campaign platform. Others said that they would be willing to sign it if the savings on military programs were not re-channeled to domestic social programs.

Offensive Anti-Obama Sign Signals 'Threat'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

An anti-Obama sign posted next to a busy road in Albany, Georgia suggests the president is a "threat." The banner, owned by Richard Thomas, reads: ...

Vito Lopez Sex Scandal Unravels Secrecy Of 'Bear Mountain Compact'

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss....

Are Lap Dances A Tax-Exempt Art?

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to ...

Don't Frack NY!

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Jamie Henn

More than 1,000 people joined a massive protest against fracking in Albany, N.Y., this Monday afternoon.

Dave Jamieson

Biz Leaders To GOP: Minimum Wage Raise Is 'Past Due'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

As lawmakers in Albany, N.Y., contemplate a boost to the state's minimum wage, a group of business leaders came out Thursday in support of hiking the ...

WATCH: Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Honored In NY Senate

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was officially honored by the New York State Senate this week. Young Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Yauch's ...

Derek Jeter To Receive Honorary Doctorate For His Charity Work

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter might be a game-changer on the baseball diamond. And, according to Siena College in Albany, N.Y., he's making noteworthy...

Dave Jamieson

New York GOP Wants To Repeal Wage Theft Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in New York state are working to undo a 2010 anti-wage theft law that labor activists hailed as a landmark piece of legislation p...

Tyler Kingkade

Students In California, New York Call For Millionaire's Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of students, union members and Occupy protesters are gathering Monday at the New York and California state capitols, calling for...

Governor Cuomo And State Leaders Agree On Plan To Increase Taxes On The Wealthy

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced their agreement over a tax overhaul plan that would increase taxes on wealthy New Yorkers and p...

Cuomo 'I Am The Government' Ringtone Now Available

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

ALBANY, NY-- A recent soundbite from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that's become a hit on Twitter is getting extra mileage as a ringtone. In a rad...

Man Dies In Gym Brawl After Being Stun Gunned By Officers

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York

COLONIE, N.Y. — A burly, incoherent 32-year-old man who rampaged through an upstate New York gym died after going into cardiac arrest when he wa...

Courageous: A Faith-Based Film That Entertains (Video)

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Courageous isn't just for Christians. It is for anyone who loves a good story full of emotion, humor and drama. This film has it all and delivers every aspect of the story in a tremendously entertaining fashion.