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Theodora Moldovan

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An Interview With NYC Progressive Mayoral Candidate Robert Gangi, Who Is Challenging de Blasio From the Left

Co-written by Theodora Moldovan and Ellen Nordlund Robert Gangi, 73, recently stepped down as director of the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) so he could run for mayor of New York City. He founded PROP after a 29-year career with the prison reform organization Correctional Association, which he led. He is now running as a Democrat against current Mayor Bill de Blasio, who Mr. Gangi claims is “no longer a credible progressive.” Other challengers of de Blasio are


Germany’s Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Feels Insincere

German lawmakers voted on Friday, June 30, to legalize same-sex marriage, 393-226 and four abstains. Despite the fact that LGBT couples throughout Germany will be able to get married as soon as early this fall, the vote does not feel like liberation. Essentially, what members of the community won today was the right to start, and become, a family. The country’s civil code has allowed same-sex civil unions since 2001, but such couples were not


During Press Conference With Romanian President, Trump Accuses Comey of Being A “Leaker”

President Donald Trump hasn’t taken questions from the White House press corps since May 18. That changed yesterday, Friday, June 9, when Trump held a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. In his first chance to speak to the American people former FBI director James B. Comey’s testimony, he used the opportunity to brag about winning the election, brag about convincing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia to fight against terrorism and lash out


Day 101: Trump Says ‘ObamaCare is Dead’

Yesterday marked President Trump’s 100th day in office, which he celebrated at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., running away from the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Mr. Trump is the first president to skip the dinner in 36 years, when Ronald Reagan did not attend because he was recovering from an assassination attempt. Nevertheless, Mr. Reagan still called in from his hospital room. In an interview with Reuters, President Trump said that “ is more work than


An Interview With Congressman Adriano Espaillat: I Am Proof of the American Dream

co-written by Theodora Moldovan and Ellen Nordlund Meet U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, who proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress. He has a long history of public service and served as a New York State Senator, during which he was a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation and environmental protection. He has continued to


U.S. Dropped Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military’s largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports. A GBU-43/B was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, CNN reported. Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said the bomb was used for the first time in combat. He has also said it contains 11 tons of explosives. The Air Force calls it the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. The MOAB


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Introduces Marijuana Legalization Legislation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday, Apr. 13, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Trudeau’s campaign pledge to legalize marijuana is seen as one of the reasons young people voted with the Liberals in the 2015 election.  Eight American states have legalized the drug for medical reasons, as well as a number of countries around the world. Canada will become the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to


Hillary Clinton’s First Interview Since the Election: Russia, Memes and Her Future Plans

On stage Thursday at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton sat down for her first interview since the election. “She seemed relaxed and comfortable, much less guarded than during the campaign,” wrote New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who interviewed her. Samantha Bee introduced “Hillary Rodham Beyonce Clinton” at the summit, ending with the words, “I’m only gonna say this once, though you deserve to hear it 100 times. It should have


Over 100 Bomb Threats Have Been Made Targeting Jewish Centers and Schools in the First Two Months of the Year

On Monday, Feb. 27, Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd at the 2017 J Street Conference, calling the liberal advocacy group “a strong voice for saner, more progressive foreign policy ideas”. Mr. Sanders began his speech by noting “that in the last several months, since Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential race, there has been a significant outbreak of anti-Semitism here in our country. I am very alarmed by the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, with Jewish


Are the Dutch Getting Their Own Donald Trump? Geert Wilders Is Leading Election Polls

On Jan. 23, the Dutch prime minister and leader of the center-right Liberal Party (VVD), Mark Rutte, wrote a 500-word letter that appeared as a full-page advertisement in major Dutch newspapers. “By far the most of us are of good will,” Rutte wrote. “We work hard, help each other, and think the Netherlands are pretty neat. But we do worry a lot about how we are treating each other. Sometimes it seems like no one

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