New York’s Excluded Workers Fund is Running Out of Cash (New York Focus, 10/6/21)

As Rikers Crisis Persists, Prosecutors Continue to Request High Bail (New York Focus, 9/24/21)

Senate #2 Joins Mounting Opposition to Hochul’s Pick for Top Financial Regulator (New York Focus, 9/14/21)

Hochul Promised a “New Era of Transparency.” Here’s What that Would Really Take (City & State and New York Focus, 9/8/21)

Biden Could Share Vaccine Data with the World (Daily Poster, 9/7/21)

Who is Kathy Hochul? An Introduction to New York’s Next Governor (New York Focus, 8/11/21)

Andrew Cuomo Picked His Own Impeachment Jury (The American Prospect and New York Focus, 8/6/21)

New York Judges Lock the Accused Out of Their Homes, Skirting Review Required by Landmark Ruling, Critics Charge (THE CITY and New York Focus, 7/23/21)

In 2021 Legislative Session, a New Approach to Drug Policy (Filter and New York Focus, 7/13/21)

Shareholders Strike Back (Daily Poster, 6/29/21)

How a Democratic Supermajority Confirmed a Tough-On-Crime Prosecutor to New York’s Top Court (New York Focus, 6/15/21)

Progressives Mobilize to Block Cuomo’s Tough-on-Crime Pick for NY’s Highest Court (New York Focus, 6/4/21)

Biden’s Drilling Moratorium is not a Moratorium (Daily Poster, 5/20/21)

The Las Vegas D.A. Is Seeking the Death Penalty More Than Nearly Any Other (The Appeal, 5/19/21)

In Rochester, a Police Alternative Delivers…Police (In These Times 4/28/21, print May 2021)

What Made it into the Budget — and What Was Left Out (New York Focus, 4/7/21)

Legislature Seeks to End “Arbitrary Limit” on Medicaid Spending (New York Focus, 3/29/21)

In an Upstate Jail, Incarcerated People Struggle to Access Promised Addiction Treatment (Filter and New York Focus, 3/26/21)

Chicago Socialists Led the Way in Expanding Undocumented Immigrant Protections (Jacobin, 3/12/21)

Will Jails Let Inmates Access Medically Assisted Treatment for Drug Addiction? (City & State and New York Focus, 3/4/21)

Illinois the Latest State to End Driver’s License Suspensions That Fuel Inequality (Filter, 3/1/21)

New York’s Progressive Path Forward (The Progressive, 2/24/21)

New York’s Two Marijuana Legalization Paths: Will Lawmakers Get It Right? (Filter, 1/21/21)

Will NY decriminalize clean syringe possession? (City & State and New York Focus, 1/21/21)

‘Enough Is Enough’: How a New York Coalition Is Pushing Lawmakers to Raise the State’s Revenue (The Progressive, 1/13/21)

NY Restricts Driver’s License Suspensions That Criminalize Poverty (Filter, 1/7/21)


Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers (New York Focus, 10/22/21)

Retirees Flee City Medicare Program as Deadline Looms for Move to Private Health Plan (THE CITY and New York Focus, 10/20/21)

A New Day For Workers’ Rights (Daily Poster, 8/26/21)

In New York City, Retirees Brace for Switch to Privatized Health Care (The Intercept and New York Focus, 8/19/21)

Retired City Workers Recoil at Coming Cost-Saving Medicare Shift (THE CITY and New York Focus, 4/21/21)

On Unions, a Gap Between Biden’s Words and Actions (Daily Poster, 4/14/21)

The Grassroots Battle to Change America’s Labor Laws (Daily Poster, 4/12/21)

Queens Public Defenders Win Unionization Vote (New York Focus, 3/11/21)

Queens Defenders Fires Two Pro-Union Employees (Queens Daily Eagle and New York Focus, 2/11/21)

Queens Public Defenders Push to Unionize. Management Calls Them a “Mob.” (THE CITY and New York Focus, 1/7/21)


Amid Intraparty Conflict, Brooklyn Democrats Issue Judgeship Recommendations (New York Focus, 8/5/21)

Up and Down The Ballot, Progressives Score Wins in Western New York (Daily Poster and New York Focus, 7/20/21)

Democratic Party Boss Obstructed India Walton’s Underdog Candidacy, Walton Says (New York Focus, 6/28/21)

How Progressives Could Lose New York’s Mayor’s Race—but Win the City (The Nation and New York Focus, 6/21/21)

On NYPD Oversight, Manhattan’s DA Candidates Are Split (The Appeal and New York Focus, 6/17/21)

Manhattan DA Candidate Tali Weinstein Skipped Years of Voting in Local Elections, Records Show (THE CITY and New York Focus, 6/14/21)

A Manhattan DA Candidate Touts Her Leadership of a Conviction Review Unit. Why Did It Exonerate So Few People? (The Appeal and New York Focus, 5/17/21)

How Pittsburgh Activists are Seizing a Rare Chance to Reshape Courts (The Appeal, 4/29/21)

Thousands of New Yorkers are in Prison for Life. These D.A. Candidates Want to Change That (The Appeal and New York Focus, 4/28/21)

“It Damages Democracy:” Watchdogs, Reporters, Slam “Non-Functional” Board of Elections Campaign Finance Website (Sludge and New York Focus, 3/9/21)

In Manhattan D. A. Race, Momentum Builds to Decriminalize Sex Work (The Appeal and New York Focus, 3/4/21)

“Vegas Is an Amazing Place For Progressives” (Daily Poster, 3/4/21)

Dysfunctional NYC Elections Board Staffed Through Pay-to-Play System (Sludge, 2/15/21)

Will Manhattan’s Next D.A. “Break Ranks” With Tough on Crime Colleagues? (The Appeal and New York Focus, 2/2/21)

Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s Run for Manhattan D.A. Fueled By Wall St Megadonors, Filings Show (New York Focus, 1/21/21)

A Democratic Socialist Will Soon Be Sworn in as Judge in Las Vegas (Jacobin, 12/26/20)

How Public Defenders Rocked Las Vegas Judicial Elections (The Appeal, 12/21/20)

The Election that Could Thwart New York City’s War on Drugs (The Appeal and New York Focus, 12/17/21)

Many New York Judges Spend Their Way Toward Seats on the Bench. And It’s Perfectly Legal (THE CITY and New York Focus, 12/9/20)

Inside the NYC Democratic Socialists’ Powerhouse Electoral Machine (Jacobin and New York Focus, 10/12/20)


Socialist Elected Officials Are Changing the Way New York State Politics Are Done (Jacobin, 4/1/21)

Janos Marton: The Criminal Justice System in New York City Is “Rotten” (Jacobin, 12/7/20)

State Senate Candidate Jabari Brisport on Animal Rights: ‘It’s Also an Attempt to Uplift the Human Value’  (BK Reader, 6/20/20)

arts and history

The Voyage of Friar Giuliano (New Decameron Project, 3/20/20)

Review: Chicago Opera Theater: Everest+Aleko (Chicago Review, 12/20/19)

Six Modern Foods with Medieval Origins (, 12/20/19)

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