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New York State
New York State news and analysis from The Nation
July 30, 2021
Welcome to Washington Square Park, Capital of Woke Bohemia
A vibrant new youth scene is taking shape in Greenwich Village. Some people want to shut it down.
July 28, 2021
What Happened to Andrew Cuomo?
tracks how the son of a progressive New York governor transformed into one focused on one thing above all else: power.
June 28, 2021
The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo?
The stunning victory of socialist challenger India Walton over the city’s four-term incumbent has ignited a revolution here—if she can keep it.
June 23, 2021
A Socialist Claims a Historic Victory in Buffalo
“A well-meaning group of rebels and revolutionaries” just put a democratic socialist on track for the top job in a major American city.
June 16, 2021
Mediocre Men Have Failed New York
Why women are primed to step in and govern.
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June 2, 2021
How NY’s Fund for Excluded Workers Inspired Activists Across the US
New York set aside $2.1 billion for workers ineligible for government benefits. Now immigration activists are fighting to ensure an inclusive rollout.
María Jesús Mora
May 24, 2021
How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons
First, the state failed to protect people in prison from the virus. Then, it obscured the full scope of the crisis, advocates charge.
May 13, 2021
New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE
The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.
April 30, 2021
Just Because Cuomo Deserves Due Process Doesn’t Mean He Shouldn’t Resign
Sexual assault victims face an impossible burden of proof. We know enough to demand that the governor step down.
March 26, 2021
Home Care Attendants Are Leading the Fight to Reclaim the Workday
Amid care work’s heightened visibility during the pandemic, a campaign to eliminate 24-hour shifts in one of America’s most progressive states.
Sara Van Horn