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The New York Vote

In the Age of the Tea Party, Who Are the New York Conservatives?

Friday, October 15, 2010

This is the first in a new five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players. To begin, we interviewed Michael Long, the 70-year-old chairman of the New York State Conservative Party.

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The Empire

Sheldon Silver: 'Godfather of Albany' or 'the Golem'

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Capital New York lets Steve Brodner animate the character controlling New York's state government - Sheldon Silver:

Sheldon Silver is "perhaps a little bit like the godfather of Albany."

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"Maybe he's like the Golem, from the trilogy - a creature who once was human and can now only think of his precious ring."

"Or, maybe he's like the troll who lives under the bridge and then Cuomo arrives, so we wonder, will he be a serious challenger, or just another goat?"

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