Ross Barkan

Ross Barkan is a Nation contributing writer. He also writes a column on national politics for The Guardian and is a contributing writer at New York magazine.

Shani Curry Mitchell

A Progressive Prosecutor Sets Her Sights on Upstate New York A Progressive Prosecutor Sets Her Sights on Upstate New York

Shani Curry Mitchell is challenging her Republican ex-boss in Monroe County’s next district attorney race. 

Aug 1, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Katz Caban Recount

The Queens District Attorney Race Goes to Court The Queens District Attorney Race Goes to Court

The runoff between Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz isn’t over until the courts decide it is. 

Jul 31, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Tiffany Cabana and Melinda Katz

The Truth About the Queens DA Recount The Truth About the Queens DA Recount

While leftists in Queens have come very far in a year, they still haven’t seized every rein of power.

Jul 11, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Tiffany Caban

Tiffany Cabán Just Made History Tiffany Cabán Just Made History

The 31-year-old, queer Latina public defender has dealt another shocking blow to the Queens Democratic machine.

Jun 25, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Tiffany Cabán

Tiffany Cabán Just Might Pull This Off Tiffany Cabán Just Might Pull This Off

On June 25, Queens residents could elect one of the most progressive DAs in history.

Jun 19, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Richard Brown

Progressive Prosecutors Clamor for Queens Progressive Prosecutors Clamor for Queens

Seven candidates running for district attorney are promising to bring fairer rules to the 2 million person New York City borough.

May 13, 2019 / Ross Barkan

Juvenile Prisoners

Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison

The Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice will help guide towns, cities, and states on how to close youth prisons for good.

Apr 8, 2019 / Ross Barkan

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