Biden Latest President To Tout the Vietnam War As Proud History

LA PROGRESSIVE, Norman Solomon, September 20, 2023 You might think that—after killing such a vast number of people in a war of aggression based on continuous deceptions—some humility and even penance would be in order. When Joe Biden flew out of Hanoi last week, he was leaving a country where U.S. warfare caused roughly 3.8 million Vietnamese deaths. […]

Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul call the migrant influx ‘unprecedented’ – historians disagree

The Gothamist, Ramsey Khalifeh, September 19, 2023 Both Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul have described the influx of migrants and asylum seekers into New York City as unprecedented. “We are facing an unprecedented state of emergency. The immigration system in this nation is broken. It has been broken for decades. Today, New York […]

It’s taking NYC over a year to fix up vacant public housing units, report shows

The Gothamist, David Brand, September 18, 2023 New York City’s public housing agency is taking over a year to repair and rent empty apartments despite a sharp rise in homelessness across the city, according to an annual report card released by the Mayor’s Office Friday. The average timeline for repairing a vacant New York City […]

Multi-Millionaire CEO 0nclass Warfare

MSNBC, James Downie, MSNBC Opinion Editor, September 16, 2023 The wealthy’s arrogance is wholly unearned. Tim Gurner wants you to be miserable. Yes, you. Speaking at the Australian Financial Review’s “property summit,” the property developer and CEO — net worth $584 million — complained that the country’s 3.7% unemployment rate was, in fact, a problem. “We need to see unemployment […]

Top Dems Press Supreme Court To Block Billionaire Tax

THE LEVER, Julia Rock, September 16, 2023 Obama’s former acting Solicitor General and a senator-turned-lobbyist are helping a dark money group pressure the high court. The former Supreme Court lawyer for the Obama administration and a Democratic senator-turned-lobbyist are pressuring justices to block Congress from ever instituting a wealth tax on the superrich, according to court […]

Ex-Buildings boss schemed to empty fire victim shelter to get a luxury condo, Manhattan DA says

The Gothamist, David Brand, September 15, 2023 As New York City stared down an unprecedented rise in homelessness last year, its buildings commissioner was allegedly scheming with a deep-pocketed developer to clear fire victims from a Rockaway Park emergency shelter in exchange for a discounted luxury condo nearby, Manhattan prosecutors charged Wednesday. Eric Ulrich, the […]

City Council approves 5-year permit for MSG, shortest extension in venue’s history

The Gothamist, Stephen Nessen, September 14, 2023 The City Council approved a five-year extension to Madison Square Garden’s permit on Thursday, which allows the venue to operate above Penn Station. It’s shortest license ever given to the venue — and is a signal that lawmakers are questioning whether it should remain atop the country’s busiest […]


New York Daily News, Chris Sommerfeldt, September 14, 2023 Reps. Malliotakis, Torres introduce bipartisan bill blocking Mayor Adams’ Medicare Advantage switch for NYC retirees. New York City retirees protest outside City Hall Friday, March 31, 2023 in Manhattan, New York in response to his signing a Medicare Advantage Plan contract for retired city employees. A […]