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James D. Walsh

  1. crime
    The Roger Stone Acolyte Who Trolled Staten Island PoliticsEccentric lawyer Richard Luthmann was a staple on the Staten Island political scene. Then the fake Facebook posts began.
  2. politics
    The Most Powerful Weapon for Police Reform Is BackBiden’s Justice Department takes out a tool shelved by Trump to force local law enforcement to change.
  3. crime
    Why Do Tasers Look Like Guns Anyway?Daunte Wright’s killer is not the first law-enforcement officer to confuse the two, often with deadly consequences.
  4. covid-19
    A Former FDA Chief on What It’s Like to Pause a VaccineDr. Margaret Hamburg, the former head of the FDA, on the controversial decision to stop giving out the Johnson & Johnson shot.
  5. money
    The NFT LedgerFrom memes to arts to farts, here are notable collectibles that have been bought and sold this year.
  6. coronavirus
    Your COVID Shot Could Come From the NYPDAs part of the race to distribute millions of shots, the NYPD is running a vaccination site in East New York. Could it increase vaccine hesitancy?
  7. atlanta shootings
    Andrew Yang’s Plan to Fight Hate Crimes Makes Asian Activists CringeFor many in New York’s Asian communities, the mayoral front-runner’s call for more NYPD funding after the Atlanta shootings felt glib and misguided.
  8. new york scenes
    The First 13 DaysRevisiting the early confusion of March 2020.
  9. new york city
    The City Just Released a Massive NYPD-Misconduct DatabaseThe move follows the repeal of 50-a, the state law that had long shielded police-misconduct records from public scrutiny.
  10. the group portrait
    Running Zoom on ZoomHow the company’s executives managed a period of explosive growth while working from their own platform.
  11. just asking questions
    Is the GameStop Horde a Mob or a Movement?Sinan Aral mostly predicted the Reddit-fueled meltdown on Wall Street this week — and he sees parallels to the Capitol riot.
  12. wall street
    Reddit’s Elegant GameStop Revolution Will Be CrushedScott Galloway unpacks the r/WallStreetBets uprising.
  13. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  14. covid vaccine
    Scott Stringer on New York’s ‘Outrageous’ Vaccine Rollout“This is not how you roll out the most important vaccine in our lifetime.”
  15. capitol riot
    What Experts on Extremism Want From the Biden AdministrationDebating the utility and perils of a domestic-terrorism statute.
  16. silicon valley
    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  17. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Places That Made New York What It WasSaying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
  18. encounter
    On the Front Lines of Moderna’s Vaccine ProgramThe past year has been a blur for scientist Mike Smith: “I want my kids to see their grandparents again. It feels like a crushing responsibility.”
  19. fear vs. fun
    Eight New Yorkers on Partying During COVID“I’m aware that what we are doing is pretty stupid because we’re putting mad people at risk. For some reason, we still kept doing it.”
  20. new york’s finest
    The NYPD’s Top Anti-Harassment Cop Might Be a Racist TrollThe head of the department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Division is alleged to have frequently posted vitriol on an anonymous message board.
  21. just asking questions
    Scott Galloway on the Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe case is sure to take years, but the ramifications for Silicon Valley — and the country in general — may be huge.
  22. politics
    The Working Families Party’s Fight for SurvivalCan Cuomo kill the left’s best chance at its own political party?
  23. the swamp
    The Winners of Trump’s WashingtonFifty-one insiders who profited off the presidency.
  24. just asking questions
    How to Restore the Justice Department After Trump Leaves OfficeConstitutional-law expert Mark Tushnet on his call for a bipartisan commission to investigate the many ways the DOJ shattered norms under Trump.
  25. plans with attitude
    What Ice Cube Contributed to Trump’s Plan for Black AmericaHe appears to have actually moved federal policy — or at least a leaflet about it.
  26. just asking questions
    A Bioethicist on Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Plan“You’ve got to imagine that COVID patients are going to be clamoring to get access to Regeneron.”
  27. just asking questions
    Trump Is on Steroids. How Worried Should We Be?The president was given dexamethasone to treat COVID-19. A leading expert breaks down what it means for his health, both physical and mental.
  28. media
    A Guide to the Newsletter Economy“Paying for writers that you trust is a way to take back control,” said Substack CEO Chris Best.
  29. new york city
    New York’s Most Virulent Opponent of Police ReformDuring his nearly two decades as head of the NYPD’s sergeants union, Ed Mullins has fought virtually every attempt to curb brutality and corruption.
  30. coronavirus
    Doctor Who Specializes in Long-Term COVID-19 Effects Is Alarmed by What He Sees“I feel like the population of this is going to be very large.”
  31. coronavirus
    The Silicon Valley of Colombia Wages War on COVID-19Medellín was hailed as a pioneer in the fight against the coronavirus, but surging case rates call its technology’s usefulness into question.
  32. the economy
    ‘A Hate Crime Against Future Generations’Scott Galloway thinks the coronavirus bailout packages are little more than another wealth transfer to the rich.
  33. coronavirus testing
    How Reliable Are COVID-19 Tests?Justin Gilmore was hospitalized and treated for COVID-19. His care team was certain he had it — but he kept testing negative. Why?
  34. first person
    ‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPDA black NYPD officer discusses fear, tokenism, and what police and George Floyd protesters have in common.
  35. encounter
    ‘I’ve Been Black a Long Time’: Marching With Jumaane WilliamsNew York City’s public advocate knows how to protest — and talk to cops. (He’s also wondering where the mayor is.)
  36. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  37. just asking questions
    Expert Explainer: What the Trump Administration Doesn’t Get About VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez on herd-immunity risks, children and COVID-19, and the White House’s wishful thinking.
  38. higher education
    What Is College Without the Campus?This crisis will reshape higher education — and not just this fall.
  39. higher education
    The Coming Disruption to CollegeNYU Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway predicts a handful of elite cyborg universities will soon monopolize higher education.
  40. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: What to Know About Coronavirus MutationsThere are many different strains of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean one is deadlier than another.
  41. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: Why Talk of a Fall Vaccine Is ‘Irresponsible’Dr. Peter Hotez believes that a rushed medical process could play into anti-vaxxers’ hands.
  42. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: Remdesivir, Vaccine Odds, and NYC Herd Immunity“The thing I’m really holding out for is a whole other class of drugs,” says Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University.
  43. coronavirus
    Social-Distancing Policy Is No Walk in the Public ParkPublic parks have never been more important, but state and local officials have had to improvise access policies amid the threat of the coronavirus.
  44. just asking questions
    Why the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis Is More Trump’s Fault Than the WHO or ChinaA leading critic of Trump’s coronavirus response explains why offshoring blame for the U.S. outbreak just underlines the president’s failure.
  45. just asking questions
    What to Expect From the Race to Develop Coronavirus VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez explains the potential timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and shares his thoughts on chloroquine, remdesivir, and biotech bluster.
  46. coronavirus
    Why Antibody Tests May Not Be the AnswerExperts including Dr. Anthony Fauci are invoking them as a way to get past social distancing. But there are a lot of questions.
  47. coronavirus
    Nobody Is Sure How a Bronx Zoo Tiger Got CoronavirusThe four-year-old Malayan tiger Nadia is the first wild animal in captivity to test positive in the world.
  48. coronavirus
    New York City Is Running Out of Places to Bury BodiesGovernor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio say that public-park burials — an idea floated by a City Council member — are not on the table.
  49. coronavirus
    The Mystery of ‘Excess Fatality’Death rates are exploding globally, and the coronavirus is just a fraction of the explanation.
  50. coronavirus
    How Will New York’s Rent Freeze Work?A bill before the New York State Senate aims at bringing renters relief as unemployment spikes.
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