Monday, August 05, 2013
NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner wants to expand Citi Bike to all five boroughs, according to a new list of policy proposals issued by his campaign. He also wants to require landlords to offer bike parking.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Four years ago this week, Iranians took to the streets of Tehran in protest of the presidential elections. This year, the mood and sounds of the city are very different. Reza Marashi is Research Director at the National Iranian American Council. He explains whether there is any real choice in this election. Reese Erlich, correspondent for GlobalPost is in Tehran, gives an update on the situation there.
Friday, June 07, 2013
With the addition of two special elections in New Jersey, and a likely October run-off in the New York City Democratic primary, we're looking at five -- count 'em five! election days in New York and New Jersey. Find out how Chris Christie shows a sign of weakness, and why Weiner "disgusts" one Democratic leader. Plus, lever machines make a comeback, and so does the "old" Anthony Weiner.
Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, Brigid Bergin, and Nancy Solomon break down this week in politics.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Next week, Iran is holding its first presidential election since the one in 2009 that sparked the protests in the street known as the Green Revolution. The Iranian government is hoping to avoid a repeat of what it saw in 2009, in part by restricting the free flow of information in the country. Bob speaks to Golnaz Esfandiari, a senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe and editor of the Persian Letters blog, about what the Iranian media landscape is looking like in the run up to the election.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
In the 2012 election, one of the most competitive voting blocks didn't show up to the polls in the numbers that analysts expected: Latinos. According to new analysis of voting numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center, just 48% of eligible Hispanic voters turned out to vote in 2012, a slight drop from the percentage that came out in 2008. What does this mean for Latinos, for the country, and for the 2016 election? Mark Lopez is associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center and co-author of the report "Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate."
Monday, May 13, 2013
This weekend saw historic elections in Pakistan. Despite the violence in the run-up to the elections, which saw regular bomb blasts and the kidnapping of the son of a former Prime Minister, Saturday's vote marked the first time the country has transitioned from one democratically elected government to another. Arif Rafiq, the writer behind the Pakistan Policy Blog and president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, describes what kind of coalition might emerge from this vote.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
The state’s Attorney General and Assembly Speaker have proposed an early voting system for New York that they say can improve voter participation and democracy. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman teamed up to press for New York to join 32 other states and allow early voting.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Now that Texan demographics are changing, many are starting to wonder if the Lone Star State is headed back to blue. For the first time, big Democratic donors are starting to pour money into Texas in anticipation of it becoming a battleground state as early as the 2016 presidential election. One such donor is Steve Mostyn, a Texas trial lawyer and one of Barack Obama’s biggest financial supporters in 2012.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Senate deal on background checks that could help a gun bill move forward, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic steps toward political rehabilitation and a possible run for New York City mayor.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, co-founder of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko and founder of the first rural primary care clinic while banished by the Apartheid regime, eventually became the first black woman Vice Chancellor of a South African University, Managing Director of the World Bank, and successful businesswoman. She discusses the increasing anguish in South Africa over the failure of the ANC as a governing party to deliver on the promises of the liberation movement. Dr. Ramphele has announced her intentions to contest the next elections, portending a major realignment of South African politics. She's the author of Conversations with My Sons and Daughters.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
When it comes to running elections, New York State ranks among the worst in the nation according to a new report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Monday, November 05, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
Campaigning. Compromising. Figuring out how to represent the people. Student leaders talk about what it means to be a part of student government at their schools, including one overarching rule that could serve the nation's politicians: Don't make any promises you can't keep.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
We may think we know all about how we make decisions, but when it comes to political choices, they can hinge on a number of factors that we rarely notice. Brooke speaks with political psychologists and scientists to get to the bottom of why we make the choices we do at election time.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012
The last time he ran for re-election, President Hugo Chavez won comfortably in Petare, one of Latin America's biggest slums with nearly half a million people. This time around, as Venezuelans vote Sunday, he may not.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
By Scott Neuman