| Apr 2, 2009
For more than 30 years, New York's draconian drug laws have been among the toughest in the nation, requiring sentences of 15 years to life even for nonviolent first-time offenders. Worse, New York's early example was followed by states across the country,...
| Dec 28, 2009
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89.
Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for New York Gov. David Paterson,...
| Dec 10, 2008
Recent news stories have outlined two routes that governors might follow to fill their home states' vacancies in the U.S. Senate: They can pick someone with a beloved family name, as New York Gov. David Paterson has reportedly been considering with...
| Apr 13, 2009
Californians pay the nation's highest sales taxes, yet by one measure they still don't pay enough. Unless taxpayers come forward on Wednesday in an outpouring of guilt or good citizenship and send the Franchise Tax Board last year's 7.25% sales tax on...
| Mar 21, 2008
Every so often, says Marla Felcher, something happens that makes her realize again that she made a great choice of husband, lo these 29 years ago. One of those moments was the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal.
"We talked about it, and realized we were really on...
| Jan 16, 2009
After a stricken US Airways jet made an extraordinary emergency landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, a flotilla of commuter ferries, water taxis and other boats plucked all 155 passengers and crew -- many shivering as they stood on the plane's wings...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 7:11 PM
IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter?
A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city...
| Aug 23, 2009
"Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking.
Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies?
With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
| Mar 17, 2009
Lizz Winstead is on a roll. "I heard Pat Buchanan saying that one of the reasons John McCain lost the election was that Sarah Palin was too pretty. Uh, clearly it was her jarring beauty that cost the Republicans the White House. No doubt people said,...