New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
AnalysisNew York City

A sensitive topic exposes how politics really works

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is approaching a public health issue in the New York Orthodox Jewish community very sensitively. It's a demonstration of how politics sometimes requires almost surgical movement to balance competing demands, especially in an election year. Jews circumcise eight-day-old baby boys and some Orthodox Jewish communities hold by a practice called metzitzah b’peh…

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The NYPD is under fire.
New York City

Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And…

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Quick HitsWestern New York

News from Western New York

Ok, this is absurd ... Trump’s refugee and travel ban plans have thrust an immigration focal point to emerge in … Champlain, New York? Yep. People are illegally crossing the border into Canada near Champlain in the North Country to escape persecution here in the United States, according to this story by Rick Rojas in…

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ShakingNews

Why ShakingNews

Information is the lifeblood of democracy. When voters don't know what's going on in their community or why, important issues go ignored.  People then vent their frustration, unaware of the root causes of these problems and unable to fix them. Moments of annoyance build up into a feeling that representative democratic institutions are either powerless…

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