Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

May
25

Gray campaign practices …

May
24

A flawed, compromised study?

A report released last week to much press fanfare concluded hydrofracking is becoming less environmentally damaging. But the report, issued by U.B.’s Shale Resources and Society Institute, is rife with serious factual errors and its authors have close ties to the natural gas industry, according to an analysis by a public interest research group.

May
23

Thompson passes on Senate bid

Antoine Thompson said he wanted to avoid a “bitter race” against incumbent Tim Kennedy. Perhaps. Or did he conclude he lacked the political base to score an upset. Rgardless, Thompson has probably earned some good will within the Democratic ranks.

May
23

Making the case for more than a park

The Outer Harbor represents Buffalo’s opportunity to get something big right. And what an opportunity it presents. Lake Erie out front. Downtown out back. Just a few miles from a busy international crossing. Is there another city in the nation that has such a prime piece of undeveloped real estate? There’s a push on to […]

May
23

Facebook (face down) …

May
23

Takeover specialist …

May
23

Candid interview on Cuomo

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the last of the Four Amigos, has choice words for the governor, including “very conniving,” in an animated interview with Tom Precious of The Buffalo News. 

May
21

Rochester D&C calls out Cuomo

“For the sake of accountability, the success of future legislation, and the respect of voters who backed the governor’s calls for reform, he must shed his penchant for backroom deal-making” the paper says in an editorial.