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The Stoning of David Paterson

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

The stoning of David Paterson furthers the myth that we can pinpoint the failures of our state on the misdeeds of its executive. It's a childish, short-sighted way to address injustice.

Paterson Wants To Show He's Still In Charge

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Gov. David Paterson was adamant about governing Monday, taking questions from the public at a town hall meeting and trying to make cl...

What's Really Wrong With Our Politicians

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khanh Ho

The recent flock of officials who have appeared on the public stage are letting us down when we need them most.

Paterson: 'I Don't Have Any Plans To Resign'

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Legal experts say the next few days and weeks could be the most dangerous yet for the embattled administration of Gov. David Paterson...

The Week In Review

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another week goes by and New York still exists. ...

Saddam's Social Network Not So Foreign

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?

Black Leaders' Support For Paterson May Buy Time For Governor

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The investigation that could bring down Gov. David Paterson is being led by the man widely considered the favorite to replace him...

Eliot Spitzer's Downfall Documented In New Book By Advisor Lloyd Constantine

The New York Times | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Next week, Mr. Constantine's book, "Journal of the Plague Year," lands in bookstores, the first insider account of the collapse of Mr. Spitzer's gover...

David Paterson Resignation Clock: Will He Step Down?

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When will he resign? That's the question dominating political circles in New York, as the scandals tarring Governor David Paterson continue to mount....

Paterson's Top Spokesman Resigns

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Influential black leaders in New York City said Thursday night that they believe Gov. David Paterson should stay in office amid alleg...

Eric Massa Sexual Harassment Allegations: Congressman Denies Rumors Despite Facing Allegations Of Misconduct

AP | ANDREW MIGA and CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman from New York who cited health reasons in announcing his retirement Wednesday is facing allegations of misco...

What Happens When a Public Official Loses Touch With Reality?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stanton Peele

David Paterson's comments are more and more out of touch with the reality of his situation -- and it's worrisome, for him and New York.

Sex, Lies, Scandals and Governor David Paterson

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Robinson

I am very disappointed in David Paterson. Our governor broke the rules he is supposed to uphold. More than that, he had an opportunity to be a leader...

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

David Paterson Charged With Violating Ethics Laws

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson, trying to hold onto office in the face of one scandal, was accused Wednesday of violating state eth...

Could Social Media Have Predicted Texas Primary Outcome?

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren DeLisa

It seems that by looking at "user engagement signals" from number of re-tweets on Twitter to views and embeds on YouTube and much, one can begin to gauge societal sentiment in a surprisingly accurate manner.

Anatomy Of A Rumor: Gov. David Paterson

Richard Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Weiner

"Ghastly Governor" was the top headline on March 2 at Huffington Post. The article, from the page one lead of the Times, describes the role of gov. David Paterson in an assault case involving his top aide.

Domestic Violence: A Pre-Existing Condition?

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

March is Women's History Month, recognizing women's central role in society. Unfortunately, violence against women is epidemic in the United States and around the world.

Political Big Bangs in the Big Apple

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charles D. Ellison

The Big Apple's black politicos are blowing up -- literally. Paterson. Ford. Rangel. Who's next? Of course, the political shake-up in the Empire State is beyond racial identification.

David Johnson, Embattled Paterson Aide, Visits Family Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York governor's aide at the center of a domestic violence scandal has visited Family Court in New York City with his attorney...

Tim Kaine Refuses To Back Paterson: National Democratic Chairman Won't Say If Paterson Should Resign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — National Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine is the latest party member refusing to back New York Gov. David Paterson as scandal ...

A Reversal of Fortune

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

It seems only yesterday when we were celebrating what seemed to be a paradigm shift for America and New York City and State. In those heady days, I thought we were on the brink of tremendous progress.

Is Your Favorite Politician a Sociopath?

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Schwartz

There are a number of American politicians who've been caught doing something illegal, unethical, mind-bogglingly self-destructive, or all of the above. And yet, none accept that they did anything wrong.

Calls For Paterson Resignation Reveal Racial Tensions

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some top black New York Democrats questioned on Monday whether calls for Gov. David A. Paterson either to resign or to transfer some of his authority ...

Sam Stein

Paterson Resignation Watch Mounts Among New York Pols

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The political world in New York is buzzing that Governor David Paterson may be close to stepping down amid damaging revelations over the role he playe...