A famous dissenting opinion by former US Supreme Court Associate Justice Louis Brandeis once described the condition of states in our system of government as “laboratories of democracy.” If this is true, then why are they all nearly identical to each other in terms of constitutional structure?
Category: New York Politics
Our thoughts on the politics of the state of New York
Binghamton University Alum Hakeem Jeffries Becomes New House Minority Leader in Democratic Leadership Shakeup
With Jeffries becoming more prominent in American politics now than ever before, Happy Medium offers a profile of the congressman as a politician and as a Binghamton alum.
Student Candidate Chance Fiorisi Stakes His Claim for Binghamton City Council
BU undergraduate aims to knock on every door in the district with the goal of building a grassroots campaign.
The “Great Debate” Between College Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians Marks a New Era of Cross-aisle Collaboration at BU
A debate between the three organizations sparked discussions about some of the most hot-button issues of the midterm elections.
State Assembly District #123: Donna Lupardo vs. Sophia Resciniti
Over a nearly two-decade career as a state assemblywoman for New York’s 123rd assembly district and a further 40 years as a district resident, Donna Lupardo (D) has seen it all. According to her opponent Sophia Resciniti (R), this longevity represents the very subject of her chagrin toward the political establishment. Featuring an interview with Assemblywoman Lupardo.
State Senate District #52: Lea Webb vs. Rich David
City of Binghamton political powerhouses clash in state Senate bid. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Lea Webb.
Congressional District #19: Josh Riley vs. Marc Molinaro
A look into the upcoming congressional election in NY-19. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Josh Riley.
Binghamton Students and Local Democrats Host Reproductive Rights Rallies on Same Day, Showing that Abortion is on the Ballot
On Saturday, October 8, two reproductive rights rallies were held in the Binghamton area: one held on the Binghamton University campus and the other in front of the Broome County Courthouse in downtown Binghamton.
New Yorkers Who Held Power and Made History in Congress
With the midterm elections around the corner, we look back at some of the most influential and groundbreaking politicians that New York has sent to Washington.
A Sit-down with Former Congressional Candidate Mikayla Ridley
The following is an interview with Mikayla Ridley conducted on February 11, eight days after she dropped out of the NY-22 congressional race.