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Biden's Arrival Means Relief for Labor—CLC

Before Vinny Alvarez began his response Jan. 13 to a question about what the city labor movement was hoping for when Joe Biden became President a week later, he felt compelled to mention, "You know, …

Crazy Knows No Limits: Trump a Certified EDP

In the wake of results for two Georgia elections that would cost him his position as Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell was having the finest moment of his political career just past 1:30 …

After a Year of Tears, Better Days to Come

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it was the worst of years, it was the worst of Presidents to get us through 2020. Anyone who knew of Donald Trump's career aside from his one conspicuous …

DOI Report Didn't Really Read NYPD the Riot Act

The city Department of Investigation's report on the Police Department's handling of protests that began in late May and continued for nearly two months contained findings that included phrases like …

Arbitration, Where Grand Plans Get Whittled Down

In presenting its case to arbitrator Martin Scheinman just before Thanksgiving, the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association argued the de Blasio administration was trying to force it to make …

Oddo Voice for Science Over Defiance in S.I.

The job of Borough President often is equal parts cheerleader and advocate. In Staten Island, there is a long tradition of using the job to portray your borough as the forgotten one in the city, …

Trump, Rudy: The Grift That Keeps on Giving

When Richard Nixon died in April 1994, Mayor Rudy Giuliani told reporters in the City Hall Blue Room that the man who resigned the presidency in disgrace 20 years earlier was "a remarkable example …

Dinkins's Union Support Withered Over Term

David Dinkins was elected the city's first (and so far only) black Mayor in 1989 in no small measure due to the strong support of its largest and most-powerful unions: District Council 37, the United …

Cop: Tensions Easing, But 'Normal' Not Here

"We just got lucky with the election results," Mike the Cop said, referring to the fact that, except for a Nov. 4 protest that touched off scuffles between police and demonstrators on the last …

Screams of the Extreme Can't Pierce Realities

Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have had unusual success—while amassing millions of Twitter followers—living in their own versions of reality undisturbed by facts. Confronted by …

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