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Hi, my name is Ross Barkan. I’m an award-winning journalist, author, and former candidate for state office who has covered New York politics and government, along with national politics, for the last decade. This newsletter is dedicated to reporting on and analyzing New York and national affairs, as well as holding powerful people accountable. This newsletter, built off the journalism and commentary in the publications I write for—like the Nation, the Guardian, GQ, and New York Magazine, among others—will be a mix of reporting and analysis unlike any you’ll see elsewhere. The more subscribers I get, the more I’ll be able to do. It’s as simple as that.

My debut novel Demolition Night was published in 2018. The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York, was published in 2021. My second novel, The Night Burns Bright, was published in 2022.

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