Ross Barkan

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On Politics: Abortion rights may help elect New York Democrats

The looming repeal of Roe v. Wade is a disaster for the nation but something of a boon to New York Democrats. They...

On Politics: Hochul will spend her campaign explaining Benjamin indictment

It was not entirely shocking that Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested Tuesday morning. Benjamin, while denying all wrongdoing, had been under investigation...

On Politics: Unvaxxed Citi Field janitors need not apply

Mayor Eric Adams infuriated a large swath of New Yorkers when he decided last week to allow athletes and entertainers working in the...

On Politics: For Midtown, this is a moment that demands New Deal-style energy

What will Mayor Eric Adams do about the future of Midtown? It’s one of the key questions that hangs over New York, two...

On Politics: Hochul and Adams must lead the way out of Covid restrictions

New York appears ready to emerge from its omicron winter. Covid cases continue to plummet, with a positivity rate in the five boroughs...

Opinion: Redistricting bolsters Dem power; expect big money to follow

Last week, the Democrats who control the New York State Assembly and Senate released their legislative lines for the next decade, completing a...

Opinion: Adams stakes his mayoralty on crime trends that may be outside his control

Unlike his recent predecessors, Eric Adams has not staked his mayoralty on any large social safety net expansions or major policy shifts. Michael...

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