When Fighting Corruption Is Like Playing Whack-A-Mole

(This is a guest piece by Jon Reznick, who is doing extremely innovative work following the money in New York politics.) New York fast approaches its six month milestone in the festival of Preetmas — the celebration of public corruption indictments that began in earnest with the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Democrat,…

Inside Andrew Cuomo’s Presidential Pipe Dream: Reviewing Michael Shnayerson’s “The Contender”

(The following article was published in Salon on April 1) “You guys are just scrambled eggs. You call yourselves professionals?” Michael Shnayerson had the misfortune of releasing his Andrew Cuomo biography, “The Contender,” after Cuomo’s time has passed as a serious presidential contender. There was a time when Cuomo’s presidential stock was on the rise.…