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Really, Really Ready for Hillary

by Katelynn Ulrich July 31, 2014

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    On a sunny Tuesday afternoon (July 29) in Saratoga Springs, Broadway bustled as nearly 1200 people lined up at the entrance of Northshire Bookstore, awaiting their moment to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton. The line of bodies ...

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Righteously Sexy

by James Yeara May 22, 2014

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  The 2014 version of The God Game begins, appropriately enough, with a tease. An attractive blonde stands in an oval office, slowly stripping as a handsome salt-and-pepper-haired man sits in his upholstered, high-back executive chair ...

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Money Shouts

by John Nichols April 3, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation – distributed by Agence Global Any doubts about the determination of an activist United States Supreme Court to rewrite election rules so that the dollar matters more than the vote were ...

Bill Maher

by The Staff November 6, 2013

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  The longtime host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher will bring his razor-sharp political wit to the Palace on Sunday; given the recent series of events in Washington, D.C., we’re confident that Maher won’t ...

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Questions for Albany’s Next Mayor

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 28, 2013

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  During the Albany 2030 planning process, one of the things that came across loud and clear in the initial public meetings, but didn’t make it into the plan, was that the people of Albany wanted ...

Entertaining and Scholarly

by B.A. Nilsson August 22, 2013

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  If you can devote but one day to a Bard Summerscape composer series, you should go whole hog. A Saturday, for example, starts with a 10 AM talk, and breaks in time for you to ...

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Reel Politics

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  The Great McGinty No discussion of political flicks would be complete without Preston Sturges’ hilarious The Great McGinty. With this portrait of a classic pre-World War II big-city political machine, Sturges pulled off the impossible: an ...

Joan Walsh

by The Staff November 1, 2012

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  Salon.com editor at large (and frequent MSNBC guest) Joan Walsh is one of our most astute political observers. She’s also a pleasure to read, which makes her one of the go-to progressive voices on the ...

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None of the Above

by Laura Leon October 13, 2011

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The Ides of March tries hard to be both cunning and cutthroat in its depiction of politics as a dirty game. Who knew? The pacing in this political thriller is fast, so much so that ...

Comp-ish Plan-ish

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 20, 2011

I’d like to say that I read the draft of Albany’s Comprehensive plan so you don’t have to, but I’m going say up front (perhaps predictably) that I think you should too (or at least ...

Pissarro’s People

by The Staff June 8, 2011

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He is often considered the father of impressionism, and Camille Pissarro’s modulated landscapes and cityscapes are frequently examined through an artistic lens. But the artist was a social and economic philosopher as well, and this ...

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A History of Violence

by Laura Leon June 8, 2011

A woman’s dying wish to her grown twins is to find a brother they never knew existed and a father they presumed dead, a quest that will lead them far from their Montreal environs to ...