David Sirota, Cuomo-gate: A Nixonian Scandal Is Engulfing New York

David Sirota Gov. Cuomo is threatening retribution against Dems demanding answers about underreported COVID deaths and his effort to help an industry group shield nursing home execs. The biggest political scandal in America right now is playing out in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in a lot of trouble — and rightly so. The Democratic governor did not merely wildly mismanage his state’s response to the COVID emergency, while netting himself a lucrative book deal and an Emmy. He did something worse. In the middle of a public health emergency,…

The Triumph of Dubious Cover-Ups by Government Officials

By LV In the third quarter of the nineteenth century, when he was confronted with damning evidence of Tammany Hall corruption, William “Boss” Tweed famously challenged anyone who made such an accusation with this taunt:  “Well, what are you going to do about it?”   That’s how powerful and invulnerable Boss Tweed thought he and his cabal of cronies were.  They ran New York City with an iron fist and believed they could do whatever they pleased to line their pockets.  Tweed got away with his illicit gains for some time before justice finally caught…