Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Tom Robbins in the Village Voice, in a comprehensive piece linked here,  this week cast a light into the two decades' worth of judicial efforts by the feds and monitors against mob influence in the District Council of New York City of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. "This is the mob version of Dickens' Jarndyce v. Jarndyce," Robbins writes, citing the court case in the novel 'Bleak House' that went on for so long that the original point of the litigation had been forgotten.