Colby Hamilton

Under police protection, staunchly ecumenist Park51 achieves a sort of normalcy :

Lately, Park51 has received scant coverage for any reason at all, even during the president’s visit, except for a National Public Radio piece.

Bio: Colby Hamilton writes about politics for WNYC. You can follow him on Twitter: @bcolbyhamilton

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Under police protection, staunchly ecumenist Park51 achieves a sort of normalcy

Lately, Park51 has received scant coverage for any reason at all, even during the president’s visit, except for a National Public Radio piece.

May. 10, 2011

 
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Nadler’s nightmare: The Republican House that murdered stimulus

Jerry Nadler is worried that what's left of the Democratic presence in the House, along with a weakened President Obama, will be unable to stop the Republican House majority from having its way with federal spending.

Dec. 6, 2010

 
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A middle-class soldier in defense of an undistinguished majority

Tony Avella says that a Republican takeover of the State Senate would make the chances of legislative reform even worse.

Nov. 1, 2010

 
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For an immigrant-wrangling campaign volunteer, no ‘enthusiasm gap’

This is the third in a new five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players.

 

Today, we interview an immigrant activist on Staten Island. There is no enthusiasm gap for her from 2008, when she worked for Barack Obama, and 2010, when she is fighting to elect Michael McMahon against a Tea Party challenger.

>> Watch the video and read the story here: For an Immigrant-Wrangling Campaign Volunteer, No Enthusiasm Gap (WNYC.org)

Oct. 22, 2010

 
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In the age of the Tea Party, who are the New York Conservatives?

Today, we present the first in a new five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players.

Oct. 15, 2010

 
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Video: In Harlem, a strong challenge to a strong incumbent

State Senator Bill Perkins invited a credible challenge from Basil Smikle without being particularly vulnerable.

Sep. 13, 2010

 
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Basil Smikle and the war in Harlem

A primary about schools has turned into a primary about violence.

Aug. 25, 2010

 
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The Charter Revision Commission has its final say, at length

It's the beginning of the end for the three-term limit.

Aug. 12, 2010

 
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Hydrofracking opponents advertise victory at City Hall, seek another

The Senate has passed a temporary ban on drilling for gas upstate, and its proponents want to make sure it sticks.

Aug. 11, 2010

 
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A meeting about a violent week, on a violent day, in Harlem

The news of new deaths weighed on the already-somber meeting.

Aug. 11, 2010