Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tag: New York

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...

Time for a raise for New York car wash workers

The state legislature could end the sub-minimum tipped wage for car washers downstate.

‘Protest and decades of struggle:’ Long Island is nuclear-free today

Because of that 1979 protest and decades of painstaking and difficult struggle, LILCO was stopped in its nuclear push – and Long Island today is nuclear-free.

How New Yorkers stood up to Amazon and won

Queens activists, unions, and political leaders worried about gentrification and opposed the $1.2 billion in tax breaks offered to the retail giant.

New York City’s early voting plan will favor white, affluent voters,...

In a letter, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause New York and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said the plan “will impose a severe burden on many of the City’s low-income voters.”

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

America’s democracy versus Trump fascism. Which will prevail?

The American people better wake soon and realize that this nation’s democracy is under direct attack by these forces of fascism.

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.