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Electing Our Leaders Today: The Torah of Our Choosing

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

You may set, yes, set over you some to hold office, Who are aware that the Breath of Life is One, Uniting all, breathing into life all God's Creation.

The Importance of Zephyr Teachout

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Political professionals scorn protest campaigns. Generally, they get little attention and attract few votes. Sometimes, by happenstance, they can be destructive, as demonstrated by Ralph Nader's third-party campaign in 2000. But these are not normal times. America's extreme and growing inequality, its falling middle class and its obscenely corrupted politics demand the end of politics as usual. As Teachout argues forcefully, the Democratic Party faces a fierce debate about its direction and basic values. The gap between its deep-pocket Wall Street and corporate donors and the working families it claims to represent is now a chasm. A new economic populism has begun to build. And that means that campaigns like Teachout's are increasingly important.

'My Horse For A Kingdom:' Mayor de Blasio and the Tyranny of Denial

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

After 10 months of filming New York's Greatest Living Icons, the gentle carriage horses, those who love them... and those who hate them, I can say, without equivocation, there is no abuse, no cruelty of any kind, only love...and lots of carrots.

A Wake-Up Call

Dan Cantor | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Dan Cantor

The following is a transcript of my speech this weekend on Staten Island at the march protesting the death of Eric Garner, who was strangled by the po...

Political Power to the People

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Everybody talks about giving power to the people, but recent events in Albany give us hope that will truly happen in the coming months and beyond.

A Path to Victory for 3 Million Workers

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.06.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

It's not about politics; it's about doing the right thing for hard-working men and women across New York and the rest of the country.

Cuomo Beats Back Challenge From The Left

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat back a challenge from the left Saturday, narrowly winning the nomination of the Worki...

Who Zephyr Teachout Is

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Zephyr Teachout, who is running for governor of New York as a member of the Working Families Party, is a wonder, a living remind us that phrases like "speak truth to power" can be more than cliché.

Cuomo and the Left in New York: The Great Unraveling

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The speed by which political shifts take place has grown exponentially. The Internet and television dominate the political and chattering classes and what we hear there immediately spills over into the realm of real people. If you need proof of that assertion, take a peek at what's happened to New York's formerly fearsome Governor Andrew Cuomo.

UPS Gives 250 Workers Their Jobs Back

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the country's largest shipping and logistics companies, has reached an agreement to give 250 New York-based drivers their jobs back. The w...

Cuomo Lurches Left/Right

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

New York's progressives are confronting a tough decision. Stick with Cuomo in spite of his economic policies? Split off and run a third-party candidate? Sit in their hands?

Tuesday's Progressive Victories Show That the Tide Is Turning

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country.

Friday Talking Points -- Drop The Nuke, Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.

NYC Passes Paid Sick Time Law

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after ...

Will Labor Pains Give Birth to a New Mayor?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Why should voters care about who these organizations support? Now, more than ever, the city's fiscal health and tax policies are linked to how the next mayor handles labor negotiations.

What We're For

Brad Lander | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Brad Lander

It is true that the members of the Progressive Caucus are working closely with labor unions and community groups to help bring about a more progressive New York City? It's not a secret conspiracy. We've been writing about it for months.

Prosecuting or Persecuting Working Families Party?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York investigated allegations of election violations in the 2009 City Council elections and closed the case finding no evidence of wrongdoing. Now a new bloodhound has been hired to re-investigate.

The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third Parties

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.

WATCH: Nelini Stamp: The Difference Between An Activist & Organizer

Posted 01.04.2013 | Black Voices

Black Voices takes a look at the hottest influencers and tastemakers today and goes behind the scenes to provide a personal look at their lives, their...

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.

Matt Sledge

WATCH: 'Law & Order' Star Featured In Political Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston is returning to the rough and tumble world of New York politics. But he is not reprising his role ...

Election Pits Candidate Against Fiancee

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The race for a minor party line for a New York state Assembly seat has pitted a man and his fiancee against each other. It's not a lovers' quarrel ...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

Elect Occupy Wall Street in 2014

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

I'm becoming more and more convinced that the left's collective crying out for strong, effective leadership is going to have to come from the leaderfu...

Lucia Graves

PAYBACK: Progressive Groups Target Turncoat State House Democrats For Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Liberal advocacy groups are aggressively targeting Democratic state lawmakers who've sided with Republicans to block action on President...