Opinion

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For this worker, Indian Point nuclear leak was no surprise

As an ironworker you can end up working in some interesting places; Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of New York City along the Hudson River, was one of them.

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Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.

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Chuy Garcia and the right to a city

What was supposed to have been a waltz into a second term for Emanuel has turned into a fight for his political life with challenger and longtime progressive Latino leader Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Living wage or wage slavery: de Blasio vs. Lhota on the dignity of labor

Joe Lhota has now come out against de Blasio's plan for a living wage to New Yorkers working at projects that are subsidized by the city.

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In New York, Lhota leans right

Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.

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Clear-cut progressive victory in New York City public advocate race

A progressive trend in the New York City elections for mayor, comptroller, borough offices and city council became even more clear-cut in the runoff Democratic Party primary for the third city-wide office - public advocate.

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Sandinistas, de Blasio, and American democracy

Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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