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New York Confronts the Immigration Mess: What Will Progressives Do?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

For some, it's just a breakdown of law and order. For others, it's a moral challenge beyond ideology. And, quite reasonably, opponents of immigration are waiting to see how Progressive states react to requests to share the burden. Especially New York.

Obama Choosing the Wrong Enemies

Robert Miraldi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The Obama administration is toying with whether to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for refusing to reveal a source involved in a federal leak investigation dating back to 2006.

Michael Rockefeller: Losing My Twin, Finding His Legacy

Mary Rockefeller Morgan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Mary Rockefeller Morgan

I am a twin, part of a beloved twinship, but part of a primary relationship that abruptly ended in 1961 when I was 23. I lost my twin brother, Michael, when he disappeared off the southern jungle coast of New Guinea while collecting indigenous art for a museum in New York City.

A Portrait of JFK, Rockefeller Reflections

Jerry Kremer | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Jerry Kremer

Over my desk hangs an oil portrait of President John F. Kennedy. The painting attracts many comments from visitors to my office who admire its strong resemblance to the late president. Like all good works of art, this one has a story associated with it, and it involves Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Civil War Dating Back to Joe McCarthy Threatens GOP Hold on Texas

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The image of Joe McCarthy, a Catholic farm boy from the upper mid-west, being humiliated by the Episcopalian, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard lawyer is an enduring one that reflects the historic animosities between Main Street and Wall Street Republicanism.

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

New Year's Resolution: Six Reasons to Rout the Republican Redcoats

Jane White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Jane White

Abraham Lincoln would not be the only one turning over in his grave at the disgraceful state of the Republican party 147 years after he left office -- other dead progressive Republican leaders would, as well.

Jackie Robinson, Not Karl Rove

Michael G. Long | Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

For a long time, the Republican National Committee touted Jackie Robinson as an all-star Republican on its website. But Republican leadership should have accepted pointed advice he offered back in the 1960s: Don't become a white man's party.

David Lohr

The 'Bloodiest One-Day Encounter Between Americans Since The Civil War'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

Forty-one years ago, the nation's deadliest prison uprising came to a violent end at Attica Correctional Facility in Western New York as 1,000 Nationa...

Like Rockefeller, Jeb Bush Will Pay a Political Price

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Just as Rockefeller predicted, over the last half century the GOP has evolved into a party characterized by dangerous social -- and now fiscal -- extremism, masked in a cloak of apparent respectability.

Mad Men: Danger! Slippery When Soapy (Especially in Dark Shadows)

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

If there's one thing we know for sure about the latest episode of Mad Men, it's this: All this soapiness can mean only one thing. People are about to die.

Mad Men: Whose Side Is Time On, Anyway?

William Bradley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The roar of generational change got ever louder in this week's Mad Men, so much so that Roger Sterling plaintively wondered when things will go back to normal.

Rockefeller's Revenge

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Surely, there are some moderate moneymen who miss the days of Nelson Rockefeller and Edward Brooke, who recall a time when the GOP cherished common sense and revered rationality.

Of Another Day and Another Romney: The Year When Conservative Republicans Proudly Accepted "Defeat"

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

It was 48 years ago and in the annals of American presidential election lore, but looking back at the campaign of 1964 reveals some dramatic differences and striking similarities to this year's contest, as well as some familiar last names.

Forty Years After: The Attica Prison Uprising

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

The uprising at Attica was the start of a movement that sought to bring to light the horrible conditions of imprisonment. Surprisingly many of the horrid conditions that existed back then still plague the prison system today.

Hugh Carey: New York Mensch

Martin Nolan | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Martin Nolan

He had the wit of Jimmy Walker, the vision of Al Smith, the courage of FDR and the energy of Nelson Rockefeller. When New York's history is written, Hugh Leo Carey will have his place as the hero of a dark decade.

A Rose for Parks

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

It was particularly satisfying for me to learn that Governor Cuomo has appointed Rose H. Harvey (park name "Harvest") as New York State Parks Commissioner.

The Governor's Speech

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The wrenching disappointments of the Spitzer and Paterson administrations are now behind us; the ever-mounting budget deficit is before us.

The Ex-President Inside Out and Always Centered, Revealed by His Grandson

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Anyone who loves politics, history or even the pop culture of the Sixties will be startled by the new perspective on Ike afforded by the genuinely intimate glimpses here.

Where Have All the Moderates Gone?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Civility is gone today, and I feel in great part because of the lack of moderates in both parties.

Mad Men: "The Summer Man" Is Clearing His Head

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It doesn't look like Matt Weiner is much of a Beatles fan. We've had Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and now the Rolling Stones ... but the lads from Liverpool have been relegated to Christmas gifts for Don's kids bought by his former secretary.

Capturing the Birth of the UN on Film

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Why has the story of the UN never made it into the cinematic arena? For all of its notoriety, few people know where the organization came from, how it was born, and why it grew into so influential a body.

The Self-Destruction of the Republican Party

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From a political standpoint, the Tea Party extremists are a godsend for Democratic politicians, since they offer up candidates like Rand Paul, who are the poster children for regressive, even racist, political ideologies.

Thomas Hoving, Wendy Burden and the End of Elite Privelige?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

The tea sandwiches were delectable. Those in attendance, mostly establishment types, were mostly stylishly dressed. Mr. Hoving would certainly have approved.

Black Elegance!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Naturally, as the city's oldest, most fashionable African American congregation for two centuries, Saint Philip's Episcopal Church was bound to be 94 year old Mrs. Cunningham's parish.