Ross Barkan

We’re crucifying Trump’s allies for what’s business as usual in Albany.
Opinion
opinion
John Liu had been ensnared in a straw-donor scandal that led to the convictions of his campaign treasurer and fundraiser when he ran for mayor in 2013.
Seattle’s system shows how New York should publicly finance campaigns.
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opinion
Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters was fired after an investigation found that he had abused his power, misled the New York City Council and mistreated his employees.
The outrage doesn’t match the facts.
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opinion
Public Advocate Letitia James and Senator Brad Hoylman rallied at Bryant Park before marching to Trump Tower demanding the President release his taxes.
Subpoena and voting power would grant meaningful oversight ability.
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opinion
Voters waited in long lines to cast their vote.
To fix New York City’s election mess, Albany needs to create a nonpartisan body.
Opinion
opinion
subway
The transit authority needs competitive bidding.
Opinion
opinion
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at a Community Board 2 monthly meeting.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission has a good idea for neighborhood democracy.
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opinion
A city needs more than just chain stores.
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opinion
New York City Bus
New York City can redesign and regulate streets to help solve the bus crisis.
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opinion
Trump, the independent? Pundits say it’s a new, bipartisan era for the president. Are they high?
Opinion
opinion
Ross Barkan
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