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Cartoon: Andrew Cuomo declares war on Canada

A dispute rippling from planned improvements on the New York side of the Peace Bridge connecting New York and Canada has divided the American and Canadian members of the binational board that oversees it, with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo lamenting that projects important to New York's economy have languished while Canadian-side improvements have moved along.

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.


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Cartoon: Herding New York's Assembly Democrats

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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McKinstry: Board of Elections doesn't enforce New York's campaign finance laws

Voting at the Northport City Hall voting location

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When it comes politicians breaking the rules, it’s much worse than you think.

And I'm not talking about the seemingly endless parade of perp walks or corruption charges levied against state lawmakers in recent years.

It’s about New York’s campaign finance system – and the state Board of Elections mostly nonexistent enforcement of the laws.

There were 103,805 violations of New York’s...

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Cartoon: Prison gangs of New York

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Cartoon: Fracking away Greek yogurt in New York

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Up on the Board: Boston terrorists in New York, airport delays

Delays are happening at New York City-area airports

(Credit: Newsday/Julia Gaines)

We didn’t post Up on the Board earlier today, because the editorial board went out to lunch to celebrate our nomination as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Newsday was named on April 15 as one of three finalists for editorial writing, for our coverage after superstorm Sandy.

And over lunch, things changed. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced midday that the Boston Marathon bombers had been...

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Cartoon: Anthony Weiner for mayor

Anthony Weiner, the congressman who tweeted himself out of a job two years ago with a photo of his bulging underpants, is considering jumping into the New York City mayor's race.

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.


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Powell: Will the Cosmos kick off soccer's popularity in New York?

This is an illustration of the 25,000-seat stadium

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The Knicks and the Nets. The Mets and the Giants. The Cosmos and the Unos? Who knows. 

"Soccer is the global sport, New York is America's global city and we want to be a global team," said Seamus O'Brien, chief executive officer for the revitalized New York Cosmos, in a Monday meeting with Newsday’s editorial board.

O'Brien is taking a tour to promote the team and discuss...

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McKinstry: Clarkstown quickly sheds Joseph Savino amid corruption scandal

Joseph Savino, Bronx County Republican Party chairman, exits

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

In firing scandal-tarred lawyer Joseph Savino, Clarkstown leaders acted swiftly in dealing with a potentially explosive situation.

But let's not break out the good government awards just yet.

Savino is the Bronx Republican Party boss whose White Plains-based law firm was hired by Clarkstown last year to handle tax-challenge cases even though he apparently had little expertise in that...

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Ciolli: Malcolm Smith scandal is fertile ground to expose NY corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The news that there are more than a few politicians in New York with a price tag is not surprising. What's shocking is that the felony charges filed yesterday against one of the state's top-ranking Albany Democrats, Sen. Malcolm Smith of Queens, is the distinct possibility that  federal prosecutors might finally have a way to penetrate this culture of corruption.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara...

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