Politics Noir


Stacey Abrams wants to be America's first Black female governor

The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to ...

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies

President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law's future.

The Barrons battle to follow national trend for Indigenous Peoples’ Day replacing Columbus Day

In late 1994 the United Nations declared Aug. 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and four years prior, Berkeley, Calif., had already become the first U.S. city to replace Columbus Day. Last month Los Angeles joined Denver, ...

Trump threatens NBC and other networks

Ever since his announcement to run for the presidency, we have known of Trump’s distaste for the media, as he underscores it with the charge that we are “the enemy of the people.”

Assemblyman Barron and SUNY Student Assembly supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron held a news conference at Columbus Circle on Columbus Day to announce that he has introduced a bill in the State Assembly to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

De Blasio blasted on broken community promises

In a few weeks New Yorkers will hit the polls once again for the 2017 mayoral election with candidates that include Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and current Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Trump’s tragedies

After putting his feud with the NFL and the cultural wars on hold, President Trump has finally devoted attention to the disaster in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Democrats put hope in SCOTUS as they race against the 2020 redistricting clock

Democrats have launched groups, funded legal battles and thrown money at state parties in an effort to keep the disastrous redistricting of 2010 that all but guaranteed a Republican-controlled House for the next decade from happening again.

Trump mum on whether Las Vegas shooting was domestic terrorism

President Donald Trump on Tuesday did not say whether he thought the Las Vegas shooting was an act of "domestic terrorism," joining law enforcement officials who have so far declined to use that term to describe the largest massacre in ...

New York elected officials react to Las Vegas mass shooting

Several elected officials released statements about what happened in Las Vegas.

Trump can't accept brown people and women calling him out

Nothing in the tweets President Donald Trump sent out Saturday morning criticizing the people of Puerto Rico and the commonwealth's female mayor revealed anything new about his character.

Rep. Al Green: Black people should consider not going to White House until Trump apologizes for NFL comments

Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat, said Wednesday that black Americans should consider declining White House invitations until President Donald Trump apologizes for his comments calling NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem a "son of a bitch."

Trump’s culture war and war of words

The topsy-turvy Trump world tumbled even further into chaos and turmoil last week as the president ratcheted up his culture war, asserted once more his support for repealing and replacing Obamacare, sided with a right wing candidate in Alabama and ...

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright propose 'MTA Fare Evasion' bill

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright introduced legislation over the summer that would make turnstile jumping and theft of public transportation services a civil matter and not end with an arrest and criminal record.

Barron won’t host de Blasio town hall!

It was disingenuous, self-serving and political opportunism for Mayor Bill de Blasio to request our local Council Member Inez Barron to host him in a town hall meeting in East New York, Brooklyn one month before the general election.