Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: New York

New Yorkers staying home make up newest group hospitalized with COVID-19,...

During the press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo’s confirmed that isolation was the answer to preventing transmission contrary to what the newest state data revealed.

States are putting prisoners to work manufacturing coronavirus supplies

The decision to continue to use incarcerated workers for hazardous work that could expose them to the coronavirus or facilitate the spread within the facility lies with corrections authorities and emergency management officials.

‘Our bodies are on the line’: NYC nurses demand protective gear...

Nurses in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas are protesting one of the nation’s largest hospital chains for a “lack of preparedness” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Media need to scrutinize Andrew Cuomo’s record, not crush on his...

It’s hard not to grasp for heroic leaders in a time of crisis, but heroes don’t talk about love and compassion while sacrificing the most vulnerable—and it’s media’s job to expose that hypocrisy, not swoon under Andrew Cuomo’s spell.

Former NY Congressman sentenced to prison for insider trading

Former Rep. Chris Collins was sentenced Friday to 26 months in prison after pleading guilty to insider trading and lying to federal investigators.

‘Huge win for democracy’: Nationwide celebrations as NYC residents approve ranked-choice...

With the new system, said one supporter, “candidates will have to knock on the door of not just a certain plurality, but on the diverse doors of NYC's mosaic majority.”

Four states, led by New York, challenge Trump admin over oil...

The courts will likely decide whether states, in lieu of federal oversight, can create oil train safety regulations to protect their citizens or if the American public will need to trust its safety to corporations and hope for the best.

How an application for propane fracking attempts to circumvent New York’s...

Fracking with water is a bad investment. Fracking with propane is worse.

‘Huge victory’ for grassroots climate campaigners as NY lawmakers reach deal...

Grassroots climate campaigners in New York applauded on Monday after state lawmakers reached a deal on sweeping climate legislation, paving the way for the...

In New York, and beyond, our Plutocrats may need a new...

What happens at America’s state level can sometimes reverse the political momentum of the entire nation. We experienced just such a reversal...

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”