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Unrig the System movement spreads nationwide

A week after the first-ever Unrig the System Summit ended, organizers were basking in the glow of the success of the three-day conference in New Orleans that featured everything from movie stars to musical performances to workshops and panel discussions focusing on ways to change politics i … Full Article

Suskind warns of dangers of Trump bashing media

“Journalists are used to being hated, but we’re in a totally different place now,” Ron Suskind told the audience at the “Unrig the System Summit” in New Orleans on Feb. 2. … Full Article

Small donors can propel political victory, James says

Brooklyn made its presence felt at the first-ever Unrig the System Summit when New York City Public Advocate Letitia James served as one of the featured speakers at an event to kick off the conference’s second day and later appeared at a panel discussion on the role played by government wat … Full Article

Jennifer Lawrence discusses how to ‘Unrig the System’

The current political system in which Democrats and Republicans fight like cats and dogs and nothing gets done can be changed, but only if Americans are willing to roll up their sleeves and work on a grass-roots level to make those changes. … Full Article

Cuomo to Trump: Oil drilling off NY coast would kill economy, wildlife

Oil slicks off Coney Island. Disruptions at the largest container port on the East Coast. Empty nets for New York’s fishing industry. … Full Article

Grimm denounces Bannon over anti-Trump book

The fallout over the blockbuster book about the Trump White House by writer Michael Wolff has reached all the way from Washington, D.C. to Brooklyn, where it is shaking up a local congressional campaign. … Full Article

Trump critic Nadler moves up on House Judiciary Committee

One of President Trump’s fiercest critics in Congress now occupies the top spot of his party on the influential House Judiciary Committee and as 2017 turns into 2018, all eyes will be on him. … Full Article

Donovan wants ban on child sex dolls

The sexual harassment accusations leveled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and a slew of prominent men in the worlds of politics and media are causing lawmakers to re-examine many other sex-related acts in the country.  … Full Article

Schumer asks feds to hire priest for Brooklyn jail

The Metropolitan Detention Center does not have a full-time priest on duty, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who is pushing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to assign a Catholic clergy member to the Sunset Park jail. … Full Article

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