The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.
The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.
Moore's tragic death marks the end of the longest period in the history of the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) without the death of a union-represented worker on the tracks.
A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.
One need not be a political scientist to see that there are forces arrayed on the right who are working full-time, using millions of corporate dollars to defeat President Obama and install an extremist in the White House.
Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.
New York took a jump into the 21st century as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.
The New York labor movement and its allies are playing an important role in the national upsurge against GOP bills targeting public workers but more broad unity and support is needed to advance progress.
NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.
While media pundits have been predicting doom for progressives in the November elections, last week's primaries here showed a different trend.