Tomorrow's balloting is not just an "off-year" election, it is in fact an "off-off-year." That is to say, it's an odd year (in more ways that one, I suppose) and congressional elections only happen in even years.
New Yorkers who care about women's health should vote for Bill de Blasio. De Blasio has been a steadfast champion for comprehensive sex education, access to reproductive health services and the rights and health of women across our city.
Tomorrow night on PBS, I sit with David Dinkins, New York City's first, and to this date, only African-American mayor. We look back on his impressive political career and discuss his new memoir, A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.
It's too bad that the anarchists and many of the Occupiers who are so dogmatically against electoral politics won't vote, at least not whole-heartedly, for a candidate who carries forward the spark they lit.
We learned a lot from the Democratic primary election, most importantly that the democratic process is still alive and well in New York -- a city that often felt like it catered to the one percent more than the rest of us.
Bill de Blasio was propelled in just a few weeks from obscurity to victory by two factors: his willingness to attack Mayor Michael Bloomberg's policies and his embodiment of the New America's core values of diversity and inclusion.
LGBT politicos are in denial if they don't see this race as a harbinger of the future, in New York and throughout the country. It was a reflection of the advances that the LGBT community has made in New York, with LGBT voters rejecting simplistic identity politics and voting on broader issues.