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David Unger on America’s Pursuit of Security

Friday, February 24, 2012

Senior New York Times reporter David Unger investigates the hidden costs of America’s pursuit of absolute national security. In The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs Unger argues that the emphasis on security has distorted national politics and has failed to make us safer.

 

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In Choice of Running Mate, Cuomo Sends a Message to Unions

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It was just 24 hours after the debut of the "New Democratic Party" signs up here at the site of the party's convention in Westchester. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was in midtown making public the results of his first critical deliberation as a candidate for governor.

In choosing Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy as his running mate, Cuomo got a career cop who evidently turned around the city of Rochester by restoring public integrity, improving municipal services and cutting taxes. But that's not all.

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2010 State Democratic Convention: Concern Mixed with Confidence

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

While the lengthy roll call for the attorney general nomination was underway inside the convention hall, WNYC caught up with Arthur Schwartz, a state committee member from Lower Manhattan. Calling himself a progressive ...

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2010 State Dem Convention: All AG Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All five of the "New" Democratic Party contenders to replace Andrew Cuomo as attorney general will get their name on the September primary ballot, according to State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs.

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2010 State Dem Convention: Everything Old Is 'New' Again

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The theme of the 2010 New York State Democratic Convention, here in Rye Brook, is change.

The party posted signs greeting guests here, noting it's the "New Democratic Party."

Latching onto voter outrage for the New York Democrats is going to be tough, though, ...

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